While Drake has been an outspoken fan of battle rap for years it seemed like a long shot that he’d ever step in the ring himself when rumors of his taking on Murda Mook popped up last year.

Last night though, Drake showed up at URL’s “Night Of Main Events 5” in New York and left open the possibility of battling Mook. While onstage at the event Drake was asked about when he was going to battle Mook and quipped, “You gotta beat Surf first before you get to me.”

Notably, Tsu Surf, whose stock has been steadily rising over the last couple years and who is now widely considered one of the best of the top tier battlers in the industry, took on Tay Roc as the headline battle at last night’s event.

While the crowd cheered on Drake’s offer, they reportedly turned on him slightly by booing when he shouted out another battle rap league, King of the Dot.

Watch the video of Drake’s “NOME5” cameo below.

"You gotta beat Surf 1st b4 you get to me" -Drake #NOME5 @champagnepapi

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