Funk Flex and Drake's issues have spanned over half a decade but the legendary DJ still expressed his respect for the music artist's accomplishments during an Instagram Live conversation with Gillie Da Kid and Wallo.
"If those reference tracks would have never happened, Drake would have been my favorite artist of all time," Funk Flex told the Million Dollaz Worth of Game hosts before they brought up Jay-Z. "He would have surpassed Jay-Z in my book...If those reference tracks did not come out, Drake was the number one rapper of all time. He's too versatile, his melodies, he has the bars, and he had the songs."
Later in the discussion, Flex commented on Drake's infamous 2009 freestyle on his show where he read his verse off of a BlackBerry. According to the DJ, Drake used the BlackBerry to make it look like he wrote the rhymes even though the verse was already rehearsed.
"Me and Drake, we practiced that verse in the room already," Flex explained. "He didn't need the BlackBerry because we practiced in the room with no BlackBerry. So, when the camera came out, he pulled out the BlackBerry. You wanna know why? Because as a rapper, if you look at a guy with a BlackBerry you go, 'Oh, he must have wrote those words.' He already knew the words when me and him were practicing in the room. Think about what he’s putting forward, 'Oh the cameras out, let me show you this BlackBerry as if I wrote these rhymes.' He didn't f****** write those freestyle rhymes on my show, I know he didn't write it — he memorized."
Look above to view Funk Flex's comments about the BlackBerry incident and Drake's 2009 freestyle.