Since before the full version of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” even dropped, it was getting comparisons to D.R.A.M.’s breakout hit, “Cha Cha.” So much so, sites even assumed it was a remix of the song when a short clip of Drake performing it at a friend’s wedding went viral. When it was released in full, however, Drake made no reference to D.R.A.M., and the two were quickly differentiated – despite the fact they have a VERY similar beat.

D.R.A.M. has remained quiet about it since its release in July, but following a performance in Drake’s hometown of Toronto earlier this week – the same night that Drake dropped the highly-discussed “Hotline Bling” video – he had to let something off his chest. Taking to Twitter that night, the Virginia artist said he feels he got “jacked,” and now Drizzy is addressing the claims.

In an unreleased excerpt from his FADER interview from last month, Drake compared the situation to a riddim in Dancehall.

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“You know, like in Jamaica, you’ll have a riddim and it’s like, everyone has to do a song on that. Imagine that in rap, or imagine that in R&B. Imagine if we got one beat and every single person—me, this guy, this guy, all these guys—had to do a song on that one beat. So sometimes I’ll pick a beat that’s a bit, like, sunnier, I guess is the word you used, than usual, and I just try my hand at it. And that’s kind of what ‘Hotline Bling’ was. And I loved it. It’s cool. I’ve been excited by that sort of creative process.”

Do you feel him…or nah?

Source: FADER