“Drake Is The Michael Jackson Of This Time,” Says Fat Joe

“Drake Is The Michael Jackson Of This Time,” According To Fat Joe

In Drake’s 2009 hit “Forever”, he rapped “Last name ever, first name greatest” and rapper Fat Joe seemingly agrees with him. On his recent chat with fellow rapper, Rick Ross, he brings up the question

“What’s this relationship with you and Drake?”

Interrupting himself before Rick Ross could answer, Fat Joe goes on to sing Drake’s praises, saying

“Let’s be clear, every song he does goes number one.  And he’s just like the Michael Jackson of this time.”

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When it comes to Drake and Michael Jackson comparisons, there may be something to Fat Joe’s theory.  In 2016, it was announced that Drake broke Michael Jackson’s record of the most American Music awards nominations in one year.  According to Billboard, Drake set the record with 13 nominations that year.

In 2018 it was reported that the rapper-sometimes-singer set another record, surpassing Michael Jackson when his “Nice for What” hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, giving Drake his 38th No. 1. At the time, Drake was the leading artist on 28 of his hit songs, and featured on the remaining 10 No.1’s.

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In July of this year, we reported that Drake had once again broken, yet another record. His collaboration with DJ Khaled, “Popstar” and “Greece” cemented Drake’s 39th and 40th entries in the top 10 of the Billboard charts – making him the artist with the most top 10s in music history, according to Billboard. Both of his songs have garnered more than 20,000 streams apiece.

That feat didn’t come easy, though.  In 2012, according to Guinness World Records, Michael Jackson was said to be “The most successful entertainer of all time” and “The most awarded artist of all time,” and was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

He holds the record of longest span of number ones for a male act in the Billboard Hot 100 with a span of 25 years and seven months.

Though Michael Jackson has some of the highest ranked accolades in history, his personal reputation has been blemished with claims and accusations of child molestation over the years.

In 2019, a two-part documentary featuring notable allegations of Pop icon, Michael Jackson’s alleged sexually abuse of children. The ‘Leaving Neverland‘ film tells the stories of two boys, aged 7 and 10, who began long-running relationships with the late singer, at the height of his stardom.

The controversy surrounding the film prompted Drake to officially remove Michael Jackson’s unreleased song, Don’t Matter To Me, from his Assassination Vacation set list.

We know what Fat Joe thinks, but let us know your thoughts on Drake being the Michael Jackson of our time.  Share your opinions below!

Authored by: Robin Ayers