Drake‘s “God’s Plan” is spending a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the video has accumulated over 54 million views since it’s release last week (Feb. 16). Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg was critical of the authenticity behind the “God’s Plan” visual in which the More Life artist documented the charitable acts that added up to nearly one-million dollars in donations.
Rosenberg admittedly has a “weird” relationship with the 6 God, due to the “way he moves around” and times his messages to Drake have repeatedly gone unanswered. The radio personality questioned, “Is it a little bit cheap to use those emotions of, ‘Look at this person in need getting something good,’ and transfer those emotions onto yourself? I don’t know the last time I saw a four-minute montage of ‘Look at all the nice things I do.'”
On Wednesday, (Feb. 21) Drizzy actually got wind of Peter’s comments through his mother and decided to give the radio host a call. “I’ve never heard his Canadian accent that strongly. Drake yelled and he was very passionate,” said Rosenberg of the rapper’s tone. According to the radio host, Drake aggressively countered on the phone, “What’s your problem with me? How did you make this a negative thing?”
“I could hear in his voice that this was very clearly the most important thing that he’s ever done,” Rosenberg explained. “He was clearly very effected by doing something so good for people. That’s ultimately very great for the culture. But, I still would have said the video is not for me.”
Listen to Rosenberg’s opinion of the “God’s Plan” video in full, as well as the radio host reflecting on his phone conversation with the Toronto native a day later.