The megaproducer detailed why he’s not upset about Drake’s bars and spoke about Ye reaching out to battle Drizzy on “Verzuz.”
Those subtle shots Drake sent Swizz Beatz’s way didn’t go unnoticed. In the summer of 2020, Swizz was on Instagram Live with Busta Rhymes and during the conversation, he referred to Drake as a “p*ssy boy”—an insult that he repeated throughout. Swizz insisted that there wasn’t any beef with his “Fancy” collaborator because if there was, he would shoot his plane out of the sky.
The famed producer later came forward with an apology and recently, Drake sent verbal jabs on Certified Lover Boy’s “You Only Live Twice.” During a virtual interview with Angie Martinez, Swizz was asked about Drizzy’s bars.
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Angie told Swizz that he has to “eat that” because he “kind of started” the beef. “People think that I started it because the way I came at it, but I never start things for no reason,” said Swizz. “It’s cool. It’s something that’s old. I actually like the song. Song’s dope. It’s cool man, Hip Hop, like a lot of people with this Hip Hop thing, it started off of that. It started off with two artists feeling some type of way, going at each other.”
“I said how I felt, he said how he felt, I guess we’re even, right?” he added. “He didn’t go too crazy on the record, also. He could have said many things, that man is a clever artist. He’s a really clever artist. He could have really, really, really gave me about 40 bars. He said what he said, he got it off his chest. Blessings for everybody.”
He added that there are people who want him to respond to the diss, but he isn’t interested in continuing the conversation. Swizz also mentioned that there was a point when Kanye West reached out to have a Verzuz with Drake. “He wanted to battle Drake,” said Swizz. “I don’t—I think they communication was probably getting in a zone. But, I left that up to them.”
Swizz claimed that he told Timbaland that Ye and Drake both had to “bring that to the table.” He doesn’t know the status of where that potential Verzuz is, but Swizz has placed the ball in their court.
Watch the interview in full below.