It really doesn’t take much to ignite the ire of Twitter these days. Fat Joe learned that the hard way when he casually compared Drake to Michael Jackson while speaking to Rick Ross during his Instagram Live show.
“What’s this relationship between you and Drake?” he said. “Lemme finish … Drake is possibly the hardest person to get in touch with and let’s be clear, every song he does goes No. 1 and he’s just like, the Michael Jackson of this time.”
That was all it took. King of Pop fans started feverishly defending the late music icon and scoffed at the Terror Squad OG’s assessment. In all fairness, it seemed Joe was simply trying to point out Drake’s penchant for No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits puts him in a elite category — just like MJ.
In 2018, Drake surpassed Jackson’s record of 37 No. 1 hits when “Nice For What” landed at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart, earning the 6 God his 38th chart-topping single either as a lead or featured artist.
Nonetheless, Twitter wasn’t having it and promptly roasted Joe for his sentiments. Check out some of the reactions below.
Did lean back Fat Joe really uttered these words outta his mouth, “Drake is the Michael Jackson of our time?” pic.twitter.com/NJ2KUpPEP4
— YouTube: THESAINTROMANE?? (@thesaintromane) August 9, 2020
Um fat joe.. pic.twitter.com/KunufZJWLh
— lawrence nelson (@MacC2MuCH) August 11, 2020
Fat Joe the prankster talking outta his neck again with this stupid shit pic.twitter.com/qM1j49YxKw
— Erick Johnson (@ErickJo51543312) August 11, 2020
Fat joe saying drake the Michael Jackson is absurd he works with remy ma I can’t take his words serious ??? mj has talent
— kario (@kario15765516) August 11, 2020
I’m screaming because Fat Joe must be on crack if he believe Drake is the MJ of this generation.?????? https://t.co/JTx42KyvxS pic.twitter.com/LIukPabCG4
— Ariana Wilson (@daOriginalAri) August 11, 2020
He probably means that Drake is the biggest artist in rap of this generation & Drake did surpassed MJ but MJ wasn’t a rap so he’ll always be the king of Pop but Ik what Fat Joe is talking about https://t.co/VOzwLXgtWB
— BryBry (@cherioo_) August 10, 2020
why is Fat Joe opening his bariatric mouth to call Drake Michael Jackson https://t.co/nOce2qxBRC
— jordyn woods iykyk (@thebronxboricua) August 11, 2020
first Boosie said that R Kelly had more hits than Michael Jackson, now fat joe saying drake is better than him, all within the span of a few weeks I can’t take it
— ???? • ?? ????? (@pytmg1) August 10, 2020
Drake not even a better artist than Chris Brown so don’t dare even utter Michael Jackson in the same sentence with Drake. Fat Joe can eat ass respectfully.
— mayi mami (@doubleed_) August 11, 2020
Yeah, this is absurd. Love Fat Joe and know his comment may have been genuine but to mention Drake in the same sentence as Michael Jackson is ridiculous.
— Don C. Williams, Jr. (@blackdontrump) August 11, 2020
I don't know who the heck Fat Joe is, and Drake means little in my part of the world. Whereas Michael Jackson has reigned King of Pop, Rock & Soul for four decades. Come back when your fave has had that kind of international longevity.
— Kerry Hennigan (@kerryhennigan) August 11, 2020
fat joe been drunk asl since she’s gotta have it https://t.co/0nPC9xsBLQ
— cuddle seferïan jr. (@FromHyWithLuv) August 11, 2020