Well, he finally said it. After months of speculation by fans as to just how much D.R.A.M.’s “Cha Cha” influenced Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” the Virginia artist has had enough. He performed in Toronto for the first time tonight, the same night that Drake unleashed the video for “Hotline Bling,” and after the show he took to Twitter: “Yeah, I feel I got jacked for my record, but I’m GOOD.”
Back in September, HypeTrak asked D.R.A.M. what he thought about “Hotline Bling” and its similarity to “Cha Cha.” “It’s very flattering,” he said. “I dont think he is going to be the only that will be heavily influenced by our wave and sound. I just think he was the first. And ya know, over here we’re embracing it.”
Read his thoughts below, and then listen to “Cha Cha” and “Hotline Bling.” Do you hear similarities between the two records? Let us know in the comments.