During an interview, Makonnen claimed Drake and himself did have bad blood that led to the Atlanta rapper leaving the OVO label. During an event in September, Makonnen says things got extremely awkward.
“I was threatened by others,” he said. “Someone I so-called look up to. Saying, ‘We gon fuck you up the next time we see you.’ And I was like, ‘Let me stop being me.’ I started to go back to, ‘I’m just gonna go eat anything, and just be hiding myself and shit.’ And then I was like, ‘No! I’m not doing that no more! I don’t give a fuck! I’m — me.’ And that’s what led me to coming out and shit".
The altercation allegedly came at an after party at the Up & Down club.