Here are Drake’s most brutal criticisms of ‘Family Matters’

The moment rap fans were eagerly waiting for probably came much sooner than expected. Drake has given a seven-minute long speech, taking aim at his rap (and rap-adjacent) haters one by one.

On Friday night (May 3), Drake slid in a scolding response to Kendrick Lamar, Future, Metro Boomin, Rick Ross, The Weeknd and A$AP Rocky on his latest track, “Family Matters.” Drizzy left no stone unturned within the multitude of bars he offered.

In an Instagram post announcing the album’s arrival, Drake captioned the post: “Stop trying to piece together what I know and go pick up the pieces of your broken home.” As harsh as it may seem, the unforgiving lines only get worse as the three-part song progresses.

Some of Drake’s goals are obvious, while others require a little more thought. However, take a look at some of Drake’s cruelest critiques on “Family Matters.”

Drake’s Most Volatile Speeches on ‘Family Matters’

Kendrick Lamar

“You, the Black Messiah, prepare a mixed queen/And give her vanilla cream to help you with your self-esteem.”

“Why don’t you ever hug your kid and say, for example, cheese?/We could have left the kids out of this, don’t blame me.”

“Your baby mama always screams, ‘Save me’/You messed her up all her life, you tryna make amends/I heard one of them little boys might be Dave Freeeeeeeeeeeees”

“Because if your GM is your secret BM DB/Then this all makes a lot of sense to me”

“Kendrick just opened his mouth/Somebody give him a Grammy right now”

“You want to defend Pharrell/Then come get his legacy out of my house”

“A cease and desist is for h*es/I can’t listen to the lies that come out of your mouth/You called Tupac’s estate/And begged them to sue me and stop that sh*t.”

“Your dad was robbed of Top/You Stunna and Wayne, Like father Like Son

“Our kids should go play in the park/Two light-skinned kids, shit would be nice/Unless you don’t want to be seen with anyone who’s not blacker than you.”

“When you put your hands on your girl, is it self-defense because she’s bigger than you?”

“Why did you move to New York?/Is it because you live that single life?/Proposed in 2015/But I don’t want to make her your real wife/I guess this wedding won’t happen, right?/Because we know to the girls you really like”

“Oh shit, it all makes sense/Maybe I’m Prince and you, Mike/Michael was praying for his features to change so people would believe he’s actually White/Top would make you do an article to change/Keep pop records and rap for whites”

“They hired a crisis management team to clean up the fact that you hit your queen/The picture you paint, it’s not what it seems”


“Pluto’s shit makes me sick to my stomach, we’ve never been through that/Leland Wayne, he’s a fucking lame, so I know he had to be a fucking influence”

Subway boom

“I mean, it’s true and it slimmed me down for my AP/Just like Metro slimmed down an adept for its main squeeze”


“I knew it was smoke when Abel hit us with the serenade/N***a said, ‘Uh, uh’/He almost started touching my waist”

“Weekend music plays in the places where the kids take a little more pride/That’s why all your friends that go to Atlanta pay just to find a tour guide/Abel takes care of your damn bread needs to buy more chains for more kids”. “

Rick Ross

“Body after damn body and you know, Rick reading my Miranda Rights.”

“What the fuck did I hear Rick say, black/Talking something about a nose job, black/Ozempic had a jealousy side effect and the doctors never told you, black?” *like/Put shit in the bar and rot like your old job”

A$AP Rocky

“Rakim talk shit again/Gassed ’cause you hit my BM first/N***a do the math, who was he hittin’ then/I don’t even know you rap yet ’cause they only talk about it you’re fit again/You’re probably gonna have to have a son again before you think about dropping any s**t again/Even when you do they’ll tell you you should model ’cause it’s half again/Smoking Fenty about they should have put you in the first one you try to get it in /Ask Fring if it’s a good idea next time you’re curled up in bed again/He’ll even tell you to leave the kid alone before they break your head in again.”

Listen to Drake’s “Family Matters” below

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