Drake Calls Radio Host Over ‘God’s Plan’ Video Criticism
New York-based radio personality Peter Rosenberg was so critical of Drake’s latest “God’s Plan” music video on-air this week that the Toronto rapper decided to give him a call.
In the video, Drake is seen making multiple – and sizeable – charitable donations around Miami to those in need and said that the project was “the most important thing” he’s ever done in his career.
But Rosenberg was not having it. "Is it a little bit cheap to use those emotions of, 'Look at this person in need getting something good,' and transfer those emotions onto yourself? I don't know the last time I saw a four-minute montage of 'Look at all the nice things I do,” he commented during his show.
On Wednesday, after catching word of the radio host’s comments, through his mother, Drake reportedly called him up to discuss his opinions further.
"I've never heard his Canadian accent that strongly. Drake yelled and he was very passionate," said Rosenberg, who claimed the rapper aggressively told him: "What's your problem with me? How did you make this a negative thing?”
Rosenberg recalled: "I could hear in his voice that this was very clearly the most important thing that he's ever done. He was clearly very affected by doing something so good for people. That's ultimately very great for the culture. But, I still would have said the video is not for me."
Drake’s “God’s Plan” marked it’s fourth week at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and the video has reached over 54 million views on YouTube since its release last week.
Watch the on-air moments below: