April 29, 2014


The Jay Z/Drake Feud Now Involves Lacrosse

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UPDATE (4/29): Lacrosse is having none of this attitude from HOVA. Major League Lacrosse delivered a statement to MTV, and they're not thrilled about lacrosse getting caught in between Drake and Jay--especially when lacrosse gets called a "soft" sport in the process.

From MLL: "Lacrosse is often called the fastest sport on two feet. Players are on the field dodging and shooting balls at over 100 miles per hour. With that said we don’t think Jay-Z knows what he’s talking about when he calls Lacrosse ‘soft’ I can guarantee you it is anything but a ‘soft’ sport. Mr. Carter would not last one minute on a lacrosse field during a match and he is more than welcome to come to any of our games and try."

Original Story: The Jay Z/Drake feud has escalated and is no longer limited to basketball games and fancy snacks—lacrosse is now in the mix. We're just wondering when these two are gonna put their money where their rhyme-spitting mouths are and take it to the court already.

DJ Khaled dropped "They Don't Love You No More" last night, and the song features a verse from Jay that seemingly responds to the shade Drake has thrown his way: "Haters wanna ball let me tighten up my drawstring / Wrong sports boy, you know you soft as a lacrosse team."

Background: The bickering started with Drake's Rolling Stone profile, where he called out Jay's high-fallutin' investments in art and wrote off the rap/art connection as "corny." Jay responded with a verse in Jay Electronica's remix of Drake and Soulja Boy's "We Made It": "Sorry Mr. Drizzy for so much art talk / Silly me rappin' 'bout sh-t that I really bought." 

When their respective favorite basketball teams squared off against each other in the NBA Finals, Toronto Raptors fan Drake said that Jay was off eating a "fondue plate" somewhere instead of supporting the Brooklyn Nets.

Lacrosse isn't exactly a "soft" sport as Jay infers—have you seen the kind of armor those guys have to wear on the field?!—but this sounds like the next in a long line of barbed verses that'll be thrown between the two rappers in the coming months. As long as this doesn't end up with one hurling a lacrosse ball or some melted cheese at the other's face, we're all for it.