The age of trading pointed bars back-and-forth may have passed, but new-school artists are well-versed in throwing vague shade at their rivals. Though “beef” has expanded past hip-hop artists to include celebrity feuds of all sorts, you rarely see it escalate to the point where direct shots are being taken.
Partynextdoor is no stranger to throwing shade, and he isn’t afraid to acknowledge the people around him who are being fake. The latest chapter in this saga is a video that emerged from his Snapchat over the weekend where he appears to call out another artist for being a “culture vulture”:
partynextdoor just called drake a culture vulture 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/Om00oj8OvV
— urLILVRO (@urLILVRO) May 29, 2017
So who is Partynextdoor beefing with here? There are a few options on the table.
Whenever an unnamed artist is getting dissed these days, Drake’s name is always one of the first to come up. It makes sense from a certain angle—he’s at the top of the music industry, and his combination of multiple musical styles puts him in the crosshairs for a variety of artists. And fans connected the two as soon as the culture vulture video dropped on Twitter:
@urLILVRO he tired of drake leaving him in the ovo sweatshop
— # (@whotfislarry) May 29, 2017
Partynextdoor beefing w Drake pic.twitter.com/UmYztIZcws
— artschool miyazaki® (@artschooldrop) May 29, 2017
But it wouldn’t really make sense for PND to come at Drake. For one thing, they have a pretty good working relationship dating back years, when a connection through OVO crew members Oliver and Boi-1da who helped put Party on the map. Party would eventually sign with OVO Sound, singing background vocals on Nothing Was the Same and earning his first platinum-certified single “Recognize” with Drake featured on the track.
If he really wanted to go at Drake, he probably has way better ammo than calling him a culture vulture. Party has made a name for himself as writer for R&B artists the last few…