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Drake Admits To Stealing “Cha Cha” For “Hotline Bling”


Damn, Drizzy. After V.A. artist D.R.A.M. called out Drake for stealing his “Cha Cha” song for “Hotline Bling, Fader posted previously unpublished comments from their Peak Drake cover where he’s talking about the inspiration – if you can call it that – behind his hit single. His explanation, however, isn’t too strong:

“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that,” Drake said. “Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person—me, this guy, this guy, all these guys—had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I’ll pick a beat that’s a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that’s kind of what ‘Hotline Bling’ was. And I loved it. It’s cool. I’ve been excited by that sort of creative process.”

That reads to us as, “Yeah I jacked that shit.” Read a timeline of the facts about “Cha Cha” vs. “Hotline Bling.”

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