The last time we heard about the drama between Drake and the Los Angeles tattoo artist who tatted the rapper’s name on a girl’s forehead was that the Canadian hip-hop star visited the tattoo shop he works out of to confront him. Well now, they’ve apparently squashed their beef.
Here’s how the story goes. A photo of a girl with “DRAKE” boldly tattooed on her forehead surfaced online, making its rounds on almost every hip-hop blog. Drake obviously saw it, and during an interview with the L.A. Leakers’ Mando Fresko in December, he expressed his anger over it, calling the tattoo artist “an asshole” and vowing to “f*** him up.”
That was that, no one thought anything would come from it, but apparently, Drizzy found out that the artist was a fella named Kevin Campbell, who tattoos out of Los Angeles’ Will Rise Tattoo, and paid him a visit in early January or late December. Campbell confirmed that the rapper showed up at his studio, but claimed he sent in his security to confront him instead of doing it himself.
“Guess you could call it sorted out. When Drake was in LA last, he parked out front the shop and sent in his huge security dude,” Campbell tweeted (@kcampbelltattoo). A day earlier, the tattoo artist wrote: “Calling Drake “soft” was like calling Justin Bieber a pussy. I kinda feel bad for the dude now.”
On Wednesday (January 25), Campbell tweeted about their reconciliation, saying the two spoke and that their “beef” was over.
“Nice talking to you buddy, glad everything’s cleared up. It’s good that something positive came out of this whole fiasco. Stay up,” he wrote, following up with, “Drake beef officially squashed… Everybody can now move on. Only positivity from here on out.”
It’s over, and goes down as a moment in hip-hop’s history, documented on the Internet.