Drake‘s latest industry beef is with YouTuber and music critic Anthony Fantano. After Fantano, who runs The Needle Drop, posted a YouTube video on Thursday (Sept. 15) showing the superstar rapper appearing to slide into his DMs to share a vegan cookie recipe (and a number of niceties), Drake fired back, posting a screenshot on Instagram Stories of what he says are the real messages he sent to Fantano.
“Your existence is a light 1. And the 1 is cause you are alive,” Drake wrote, using Fantano’s 1 to 10 scale for rating LPs. “And cause you somehow wifed a Black girl. I’m feeling a light to decent 1 on your existence.
Drake’s decision to reveal the conversation in response to Fantano’s trolling cookie video may have been the critic’s plan the entire time. The music critic seemed to be living for the diss. He changed his Twitter name to Anthony “Light 1” Fantano, went on Instagram Live for 15 minutes to address the controversy, and tweeted a photo of the letter “W,” writing, “That bitch shared the salty ass DM to over 100 million people.” He also reposted his video critique of Drake’s Honestly, Nevermind, reminding his viewers that he thought it was “not good.”
“Why is Drake messaging me? I’m not 18 years of age,” he said on Instagram Live, joking about the rumors surrounding Drake’s friendship with Millie Bobby Brown. “That’s kinda weird… This man is familiar enough with me to know my rating system, which is kind of odd. Seems a little obsessed.”
Fantano added that he’ll leave the singer “on read like all the thirsty bitches in my DMs. Another angry bitch in my DMs. I don’t need another one… I left Drake on read just like so many women from the past.”