Katy Perry Calls Drake Soft, Praises Juicy J

Katy Perry surprised at the success of "Dark Horse" outside of the pop market.

While praising fellow “Dark Horse” collaborator Juicy J, pop star Katy Perry went on to diss Canadian emcee/singer Drake in the process. Perry doted on Juicy J during a recent interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, calling the Three 6 Mafia a hard worker and a sweet person.

As the songstress applauded Juicy J for his genial qualities, she informed those listening that she didn’t want to make it seem that the rapper was “softer than Drake.”

Following Katy Perry’s Drake diss, she then expressed her admiration for the Young Money musician.

“He’s such a sweet, genuine guy. [He’s] an amazing hard worker,” Katy Perry said when asked about Juicy J. “I’ve worked with a lot of people that I’ve done little pieces on songs and not that they’ve got ego, but Juicy’s the kindest. He’s like the most kindest, sympathetic, sweet—I don’t wanna make him out like to be softer than Drake…I love Drake. He’s like my secret diary.”

The singer later expressed her surprise at the acceptance “Dark Horse” has received from non-pop audiences.

“Yeah, I’m really surprised to both,” she said. “And I’m actually really surprised in general that I’m even still here. I’m like ‘What’s going on? You guys still believe me? Am I manipulating everyone?’ I mean, I don’t know. But honestly, we never really planned on ‘Dark Horse’ being a single and it just became a literal dark horse.”

In a past interview, Juicy J spoke on his work with Katy Perry on “Dark Horse” and the singer’s request that he revise a few of his bars on the song.

"I did my verse in the studio, and then [Dr. Luke] called me," Juicy J said in an interview with Billboard in January. "[He] said, 'Hey man, she wants you to change up a couple bars, so she wants to meet you in the studio.' So I jumped in my car, drove fast as I could to get to the studio. I got to the studio before she came. I fixed up all the bars, she came in, [and] she loved it. The rest is history. She's super professional. She's a genius."

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132 Comments

  • Headcrack

    Drake is da Panda!! Katy Perry is hot...

  • Anonymous

    "Guess you forgot about "Roar"?" Roar sucked balls.

  • Anonymous

    "having the whitest woman in the biz call him soft makes it official" An opinion is official? That's news.

  • Drake is Trash

    Real Talk this nigga Drake is GARBAGE. If I want crooning, we gots Billy Ocean for dat.

  • Anonymous

    Drake and real shouldn't be in the same sentence. He is clearly the new Ja Rule. If he kept it real he would be more like Nelly. Regardless he's not on the same level as Nas, BIG, 50, Jay, and Em. Your just young and not very knowledgeable of the hiphop culture. Give it time, you'll learn soon enough." Just because he's more appealing to women doesn't mean he ain't real.

    • Anonymous

      I have a hot model as a girlfriend just by acting like drake.

    • ^^

      No he's not. Try to pull girls acting like him and see how quick you get friendzoned. Hoes just tv like that nigga and groupies just want a come up.

  • Anonymous

    "Roar" was a flop? Pretty sure that shit was #1 I was talking about unconditionhally. That's how much of a bomb it was if you can't remember it.

    • Anonymous

      That song did not flop, it made the Top 20. She didn't rely on Juicy J for another hit, hell, Juicy J can't even make a hit for himself.

    • Anonymous

      No roar wasn't a flop but that was long ago. She then released unconditionally which flopped and had to rely on juicy j for another hit single.

    • Anonymus

      That doesn't change what she said dumbass.

  • yung niggy

    When I think about the realest rappers, Nas, BIG, and 50 come to mind. But you gotta put Drake up there. People always make the case that he's a "simp" or "soft"... But he tells the truth. He talks about what he knows, which is mostly love. But when he starts sending shots everybody calls him fake. If somebody was coming at you, would you just stand there? Drake never claimed to be something he's not and continues to be on top of the game. Realest rapper out.

    • Anonymous

      Drake's first video looked like an episode of Glee, real nigga shit huh? LMAO

    • DavidDanielz

      Drake and real shouldn't be in the same sentence. He is clearly the new Ja Rule. If he kept it real he would be more like Nelly. Regardless he's not on the same level as Nas, BIG, 50, Jay, and Em. Your just young and not very knowledgeable of the hiphop culture. Give it time, you'll learn soon enough.

    • Anonymous

      He was marketed as a hip hop artist for real niggas.

    • Anonymous

      He's been getting marketed as a teen idol it comes with the territory if he had just been marketed as just a nice lyrical rapper which he is he wouldn't have this problem. But he's still soft and a simp.

  • Champagne Papi Life

    Does Drake run around claiming that he's the hardest person ever? No. Who the fuck cares then? Do you have to be hard in order to be a hip-hop artist? No. Were A Tribe Called Quest, Arrested Development, Biz Markie, Del The funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Beastie Boys or De la Soul hard? Are Murs and Brother Ali hard? Drake is who he is. He's a real nigga. Drake, Nas and possibly Freddie Gibbs, are some of the only real niggas left in hip-hop.

    • Anonymus

      Your boy's is cake soft and sweet bottom line, the cats you brought up don't have that boy band vibe about them. Drake is 3 niggas away from being 1 direction, and having the whitest woman in the biz call him soft makes it official, listening to Drake is a man law violation.

  • drake runs rap

    What does this white heathen bitch know? Drake is most certainmore of a man than some of these raggedy niggas out here. Only thing soft about Drake are his nuts. I just love the way they feel when they're pressed up against my chin. Oooh, they feel so baby soft and smooth.

  • drake runs rap

    What does this white heathen bitch know? Drake is most certainly NOT soft. At least he's more of a man than some of these raggedy niggas out here. Only thing soft about Drake are his nuts. I just love the way they feel when they're pressed up against my chin. Oooh, they feel so baby soft and smooth. Postedjust now | Reply

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  • Anonymus

    Drake got plunging neck acid wash blouse.

  • Anonymus

    It may not have been a straight up diss, but she did imply Drake is soft and Juicy ain't that soft as if Drake is the standard of soft. This probably made Drake real sad, now he's gonna eat ice cream while watching Lifetime movies.

  • Anonymous

    Drake ain't soft you should take the time and lissen to hes lyrics, he disses rappers al the time with some smart words, you just need to lissen good top he lyris that he is a hardcore rapper!

  • Anonymous

    true drake is a hardcore underground rapper from canada!

  • Anonymous

    Drake looks like a fucking faggot in that pic, where is the time where hardcore rappers took over the rap scen and soft gay rappers where dissed till they cry!

    • SPECSAVERS

      Those days are long gone ! It all changed once ringtones became the defining factor of hiphop . And when Nas said hip hop is dead, a bunch of you done the standard trolling, talking about he old BLAH BLAH ...You reap what you sow

  • Anonymous

    Katy Perry loves black dick. Drake's gay ass probably turned her sex offers down. smh lol

    • SPECSAVERS

      Anon is most probably white like the majority of you racist keyboard warriors on this site . Just saying..."Travie McCoy" has a white mother .I know it's not convenient to you racist weirdos but that does mean he is of "mixed heritage"

    • Anonymous

      wasn't her first public relationship with that crackhead Travie McCoy? just saying, lol

    • SPECSAVERS

      Interesting ...Russel Brand....John Mayer...Robert Patterson The above aren't very black

    • lol

      lmao she talks about 1 black person n now she loves black dick even tho all her ex white? lmao black ppl n their egos haha

  • Anonymous

    Drake the type of nigga that donald sterlings girlfriend brings to a clippers game.

  • Anonymous

    this is classic lol

  • Anonymous

    just look at that shit he wearing in the pic

  • Anonymous

    its official even katy perry think drake is soft drake is whack

  • atlantic

    type in " K.9. Take your girl shopping in youtube ".

  • Anonymous

    Wait what,,,!??? Hahaha,, did she just say,,,,,!! Oh snap!! That nigga is indeed soft if even these hoes look at him like that! Hahahaha ooh shit!! This has made my day cos not long when Pappose said it and most of yo niggas blasting him to be a hater and a so called 'not relevant' not this hoe who is on top of her game right now said it too,,, what do u think??! She is only saying as it is just like Pappose did call that Album and most if not all, soft! Selling many records does not make you tough your appear to the masses is clear nigga! # Soft! Bwahahhahaha

  • Bernie Mac

    The girl's right: the boy is soft. Marshmallow soft. Contour pillow soft. He's liquid.

  • Not Impressed

    Katy Perry is my hero. DRAKE IS WACK. Not Impressed.

  • Anonymous

    i bet katy is getting her hip hop opinions from her new black boyfriend(s)

  • real

    That wasnt a diss and you ignorant niggas need to get real must niggas and rappers are not thug. Just because Drake sings about women doesnt make him soft. If you aint doing this for money and women you more than soft

  • Ed King

    Dark Horse awesome song. Juicy J make good catchy verse.

  • Drake's Shirt

    Drake's wearing me and, looking at that picture now, even I have to say this dude is soft. I mean....LOOK at him! Dude looks like he bought me from the Macy's women's department on clearance. Is he talking to Katie about where she got her fabulous Jimmy Choo's?

  • COCA

    KATY IS A SWEETHEART WITH A DECENT BOOTY FOR A WHITE GIRL... THEREFORE, I AGREE WITH HER OPINION.

  • snIPez

    Awww, look at all the fucking butthurt comments over someone calling out Snake for what he is. When Katy calls you soft, well....Hahahahaha. Lick some nuts you cash money fags. Go drink some cough syrup like your heroes stupid wayne and justin wiener.

  • Anonymous

    Yal do realize your opinions are just that, opinions? Arguing on here like your feelings on Drake are facts. You aren't an artist, you aren't a critic, you aren't a producer, you aren't an editor, you are, as am I, just someone with an internet connection and an opinion. Stop promoting your opinion as the right thing and learn to see things from other people's views. You'll be amazed at how successful you are. I'm not a millionaire but that mindset has made me pretty successful and happy in my life.

    • Just sayin

      You should realize that, no one cares what you say so, save it for whatever chapter needs it in the self help book you're writing.

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  • Anonymous

    this shit is funny as fuck..

  • lol

    lol yall sound like some resentful old ass niggas who dont get pussy lmaoooo katy one of the best snow bunnies in music rn love that bitch

  • ShadowBoxer

    she shouldnt speak about anyone

  • ShadowBoxer

    STFU you female dog. go back to licking nuts you dumb person

  • AR

    Now if Katy Perry calls you soft... LOL..

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  • Anonymous

    this bitch ugly. all makeup

  • Anonymous

    Lol hhdx picture game is on point tho.

  • Anonymous

    "If Drake was 10 shades darker, no one would be calling him soft." I could name thousands of artists that are way darker than Drake and still are being constantly called "soft"

  • Anonymous

    It wasn't a diss, more like she misspoke. she says she loves drake the next sentence.

  • drake runs rap

    katy perry better watch what she says cause if drake wanted to he would body her carreer like he ended dmx, commons, pusha t and a lot more. I like katy she is hot and makes good hits but she needs to realize drake is someone you don't mess with.

    • You Know IT

      Drake is garbage and you know it.

    • Drake Runs Nothing

      "he would body her carreer like he ended dmx, commons, pusha t and a lot more." ... "drake is someone you don't mess with." Hahahahahaha! (breathes) Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha. Drake ain't body shit and no one is scared of his soft wannabe Stevie Wonder ass. But hey, whatever get's your dumb ass to sleep at night.

    • drake runs rap

      I fantasize about sucking drake's dick.

  • Nick T

    The reality is that once you strip the fame, bi-ethnicity, sales and money talk away, and have some type of knowledge of music to actually notice talent or not, you will be able to notice one thing: Drake can't sing. That's why he was marketed as a rapper in the first place. Yes he harmonizes, but he cannot hold a note, scat, change tones frequently. Go listen to Teddy Pendegrass, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Rick James, Al Green, D'Angelo, John Legend, Keith Sweat, Ne-yo, even Timberlake. Drake does nothing like that. Drake would be a 3rd wheel for The Temptations. Listen to how he's struggling to hit those high notes on 'Aston Martin Music'. He's not going to release a straight rap album (which means a Hip Hop album with rhymes, street (not club/dance) beats) is because his label ain't gonna allow it. Simple. His bars for albums with that music won't compare to Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Biggie, Cube, Ghostface, even Game. So his "lane" as of now is to play the grey area, borderline, stay neutral. Only ones who can't see this is his rabid fans. I could even see the females being emotionally attached, but you men? Females barely comment here and look at what you say.

    • Anonymous

      Drake stan caught feelings.

    • Real Talk

      yo, u really feel that way? u talk about "emotionally attached" yet u a (white teenage boy) decided to spill your heart out, about an artist who wont even read it. No shit he aint Marvin Gaye, dont remember him claiming to be either. look at the multiple rnb tracks that hes made, and where they ended up on the charts. have u produced anything type of music that has reached millions of people. Your prolly a Limp Biskit, and insane clown posse fan to,

  • mac DIESEL

    Hes like the most kindest, sympathetic, sweetI dont wanna make him out like to be softer than Drake ^ .......ETHER!!!! DON'T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • RC

    Hahahaha softest in the game 5 years running, you know you fucked up when even actual bitches are calling you soft!

  • Lyonel

    Yo Danielle Harling, what do you consider a "diss"???

  • The Truth

    If Drake was 10 shades darker, no one would be calling him soft. Its just good old racism because he is light-skin. But just like most racists, no will admit this shit.

    • Drake's Soft

      Wait...So, because Drake is light skinned, people are MORE inclined to hold his race against him versus if he were as black as say, an Ethiopian checker at Walmart? Did you actually read the moronic garbage you submitted before you hit "post reply", you obvious Drake Stan? Holy shit.

    • Anonymous

      If he was darker, he'd still be soft.

  • Anonymous

    Juicy J is a drug addicted fake thug who helped give KP her only hit song off that album. No wonder she loves him.

  • What Do I know?

    LMFAO THIS SITE SUCKS AT REPORTING NEWS. HEADLINE IS COMPLETELY WRONG. DRAKE SUCKS BUT SHE NEVER DISSED HIM. DAMN THIS SITE MUST NEED HITS BAD. KEEP COMMENTING YA N1GGERS, MAKE THE OWNERS MONEY!

    • glospot.biz

      i dont know... i think she kinda said it because listens to the breakfast club and was trying to get a laugh out of Charlemagne the god cause he always talks about drake... she said i love drake he's like my secret diary...

    • LA Clippers

      Holy shit, it's Donald Sterling!

  • Apollo Kid

    Everyone calm down, this is sooo not a diss. AT ALL. So what does Lord Jamar think of this?

  • Anonymous

    I mean he is one of many of the soft rappers these days

  • Anonymous

    DANIELLE HARLING FUCKING SUCKS

  • dentaldamboy

    She's mad that Drake hit and then never called her again. He showed me the pics of her on his iphone.

  • Anonymous

    juicy j hahahahahahaha... ahhhhhhhhhhahahahahahhahahahaha

  • Anonymous

    of course they pulled out one of the classic suspect Drake pic's

  • Anonymous

    That's hip hop in 2014, even the female white pop singers look tougher. Katy Perry would probably beat Drake up in a fair fight, I'm talking aboput hand to hand even if he was fighting back as hard as he could, she'd drop him. Rap in 2014 is nerd music.

  • DRAKE WOAT

    Drakes impact on hiphop has been of significant detriment, he displays feminine qualities and portrays characteristics that were not only alien to rap, but despised. Him and Macklemore are a disease to the mainstream hiphop industry. Drakes fans are just as horrid. He has no classic projects in his entire piece of shit discography, a weak lyricist with technology aided vocals and melodies that sound horrid live, his subject matter is repetitive, superficial and cliche. Dude lacks any sense of innovation, his in house producers at OVO(40, boi 1da, mike zombie and T-minus) have been keeping his career afloat in my view, providing some of the most phenomenal creative production in hiphop. Drake as an artist himself, is incredibly underwhelming, just incredibly weak/mediocre in numerous departments. All of these factors considered yet his fans all dickride his nuts. Thank me later, NWTS, Take Care, comeback season, room for improvement and so far gone ARE ALL INCREDIBLY WEAK.

    • Anonymous

      Those "jews" you refer to are not the true jews, Those "black men" are. There is a reason why "black men" have been getting kicked around for the last 400 years. but the OP is ON POINT. DRAKE IS A CANCER. SO ARE HIS SYMPATHIZERS.

    • What?

      Nevermind the fact that Black men have been raised by Black women for 2 generations. You sure any Black men out actually know what it is to be a man? Or you are used to animals "running" these streets that Jews like Donald Sterling own. Embrace your emotions. They exist.

  • DRAKE WOAT

    Lol, Katy perry knows this nigga soft as hell.

  • Anonymous

    she isn't dissing him , fuck off

  • Anonymous

    Katy Perry is a fucking pussy. She's far softer than drake. While Drake may not be gansta like Juicy J, its clear she's mad at drake just because he didn't give her enough money. katy Perry is only praising Juicy J just because he helped brought her back to no.1 after her last single bombed.

  • Anonymous

    this is hip hop dx not rnb/pop dx

  • drizzy!

    Drake's wearing a tighter shirt and showing more cleavage than Katy Perry in that pic! LMAO!

  • Anonymous

    my 11 year old disabled cat could make drake cry

    • Gary Jamar

      You white and probably a 90s baby who spends an unhealthy amount of time jerking off to race baiting articles courtesy of HHDX desperation to increase AD REVENUE ......but damn that's some funny shit !!!

  • tha OG

    Drake have always ben a soft ass R&B Rapper fuck him & the YMCMB

  • Xavier

    Drake is a Pussy soft bitch nigga

  • Sam Snead

    Hes such a sweet, genuine guy. [Hes] an amazing hard worker, Learn how to use proper grammar. Katy Perry=pop garbage Drake= pop grabage

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