This week, DMX shared some unkind words aimed towards Drake while talking about the Canadian emcee’s ties to the Aaliyah project. President Barack Obama responded to Nicki Minaj’s rhyme on “Mercy” and Chris Brown made headlines with his controversial new tattoo. Additionally, Prince Paul spoke with HipHopDX about the likelihood of a De La Soul reunion, Chino XL shared personal struggles and Mac Miller announced that TDE will play “a big part” in his next album. 

DMX Calls Drake “Disrespectful,” Says He’d Beat Him Up If This Was 2002

During an interview with Power 105, DMX said he finds Drake’s work on an upcoming Aaliyah project to be “disrespectful.” He also said he’d beat the emcee up if this was ten years ago. 

“Disrespectful, like that don’t even make sense. See that’s what I’m saying, you can’t do shit like that,” X explained. “I wish it was like maybe seven years ago or maybe like 10 years ago where you know, catch him in the elevator, beat him up. Just to let ‘em know. It’s real son.”

President Barack Obama Responds To Nicki Minaj’s Verse On “Mercy”

While on the radio with Power 95.3, President Barack Obama was asked about Nicki Minaj’s endorsement of Mitt Romney on “Mercy.” President Obama then responded by saying that Minaj may have been rhyming as a character and not as herself. 

“Yeah, I’m not sure that’s actually what happened,” President Obama shared. “I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that. But she likes to play different characters. So I don’t know what’s going on there.”

Hearing this, Minaj tweeted that she was pleased to hear President Obama understood her work. She added, “Awesome! Now I can tell my grandchildren that the [first] Black President of the United States took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question.”

Chris Brown’s New Tattoo Is First Believed To Be Of Rihanna, Publicist Says It’s A Mac Design 

When Chris Brown’s newest tattoo was revealed, some criticized the design saying that it appeared to look like Rihanna after she had been bruised. Brown’s publicist then denied these reports, saying that the tattoo was inspired by a MAC cosmetics design that honors the Latin American Day of the Dead celebration. Brown and his reps have denied that the tattoo is of Rihanna or an abused woman. 

Other items of note: 

-Prince Paul Debunks Rumored De La Soul Reunion, Looks Ahead To Negroes On Ice

-Mac Miller Says “TDE Will Be A Big Part” Of Next Album, Talks Bond With ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Cam’ron

-Chino XL Reveals The Struggles Within Family, Instances Of Vulnerability

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