An emerging artist claims Drake ‘jacked’ the biggest hit of his career from him

Hotline Bling” is without a doubt the biggest song of Drake’s six-year career.

Currently at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, it has topped the charts in the digital-sales category for weeks.

The song is considered to be a remix of the song “Cha Cha” by singer D.R.A.M.

D.R.A.M. has been relatively quiet about how he felt about the remix of his song, but he sounded off on Twitter when Drake released the highly anticipated “Hotline Bling” video Monday night, saying he thought Drake “jacked” the record from him.

“Just performed in Toronto for the 1st time tonight and it was bittersweet,” he said.

“Bitter … cus after my performance all I’m seeing is Cha Cha/Hotline Bling comparisons on my timeline.” He added, “Yeah, I feel I got jacked for my record … But I’m GOOD.”

Erykah Badu, who produced/remixed the song for Drake, responded to D.R.A.M. on Tuesday morning, making the case that he inspired something great: “We loved Cha Cha first,” she said. “Very unique and raw. That’s that underground magic force that sparks a seed to grow a tree.”

This is a big deal because of the career implications “Hotline Bling” has for Drake. Last week via Instagram, Drake specifically addressed what the song would mean to him if it jumped from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“I spend my life trying to make waves for the city I am from,” the “What a Time” artist said. “No accolades really matter to me other than the fact that I have never had a billboard number one.If I get my first number one during the month of October, it will be the biggest moment of my career to date.” Drake has won a Grammy, had more than 100 songs chart on Billboard, and been continuously relevant since 2009.

Drake has had his fair share of controversy regarding authenticity in the past. This past summer, rapper Meek Mill accused him on Twitter of not “writing his own raps.” A feud began between the two, and Drake fired two diss tracks at Mill: “Charged up” and “Back to Back.” Mill responded with his own track “Wanna Know,” which many thought to be unfulfilling. Drake was widely declared the winner, thus avoiding being known as a fake.

If D.R.A.M. keeps pushing the subject and making the case that Drake “jacked” him, however, talks that Drake isn’t authentic could arise once again.

“Cha Cha” is the primary song D.R.A.M. is known for – what he plans to built the rest of his career on. But that’s the risk unknown artists take when they collaborate with and get their songs remixed my big-name artists – the big names tend to get the glory.

Check out D.R.A.M.’s tweetstorm below: