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Drake Shares His Angry DMs With YouTube Music Critic Anthony Fantano

Drake Shares His Angry DMs With YouTube Music Critic Anthony Fantano

Earlier this week, YouTube music critic Anthony “The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd” Fantano of TheNeedleDrop posted a video titled “Drake Slid Into My DMs.” In the video, Fantano shared messages reportedly from Drake that show the artist trying to get on better terms, oddly sharing a vegan cookie recipe.

In an unexpected response, the Canadian artist shared a screenshot of his actual DMs with Anthony Fantano. Drake writes, “Your existence is a light 1,” referencing TheNeedleDrop’s signature album review descriptions. Finishing his message with the line, “I’m feeling a light to decent 1 on your existence.”

The messages seem to be a direct response and build-up to Fantano’s less-than-stellar reviews of Drake’s recent album releases. TheNeedleDrop’s reviews of Honestly, Nevermind, Certified Lover Boy, and Scorpion all scored less than a “light 4.”

Despite all of the attention, Fantano appears to be reveling in the attention he is receiving touching on the situation in a series of posts on Instagram and Twitter.