Ludacris' track "Bada Boom" apparently addresses Drake's June 2010 interview with AllHipHop, in which the rapper gives credit to Big Sean for inventing the punchline-heavy "hashtag" style of rapping. "I trace it back to Big Sean. That's the first guy I heard utilize that flow throughout the duration of a verse," he said. "I hate that rappers picked that flow up. I wish they had left that for people that know how to use it. [They go like] 'It's a parade! MACY'S'. At that point, you never want to use it."
The problem with Drake's words? Ludacris rhymes on his 2010 single "My Chick Bad," "Comin' down the street like a parade/Macy's."
On the track "Bada Boom," Luda takes aim at rappers that fail to give him credit for his rhyming style, and for taking subliminal shots at his lyrics. "Flows will get recycled passed around to different names/ But what's the same, that every verse I spit is insane/ Got more styles than any rapper in the game, 11 years and still counting/ And y'all get a couple hit records, make some noise and have the nerve to start shouting," he raps.
While Drake has not yet responded to the alleged diss track, but in an interview with Seattle's KUBE 93 radio station on Thursday (Nov. 17), Big Sean says that he has no intention of starting beef with Ludacris.
"I ain't got no issues with Luda, man," he says. "I didn't even know he cared that much for a year to be still thinking about that, what I said in an interview. It's not like I was, "Luda's weak." I think Luda is a legend, I think he's one of the best."
Drake and Ludacris have since been added to the lineup of performers at the 2011 American Music Awards, which air this Sunday on ABC. While Drake and Big Sean have finally "Take Care" and "Finally Famous" in 2011, respectively, Ludacris is expected to release his next full-length, "Ludaversal," in 2012.