Meek Mill Throws Shade At Drake’s Dance Moves: He Has ‘Two Left Feet’ — Watch

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Drake Takes: Rating the Many Covers of ‘Hotline Bling’.

This Sunday in #nerdland: Black Lives Matters receives endorsements for a town hall on racial justice, the Ferguson Effect myth, a new coalition to cut down mass incarceration, Trump loses bragging rights, a string of church fires in St. IGN have created this brilliant mashup which shows the superheroes speechless as they marvel on the beauty that is the rapper’s hip-grinding and arm-swinging. Drake’s current hit, “Hotling Bling,” got mashed up with The Avengers, and the video, posted to IGN’s Facebook page on Saturday, Oct. 24, is actually everything. Of course, sports teams can’t help themselves in these situations, and have to join in on the vine craze to prove they are hip, young, with it, etc., only to make stuff not cool anymore That’s exactly what Clemson did today after blowing the doors off Miami, celebrating the win with their own “Hotline Bling” vine. It instantly eclipsed the rapper’s Meek Mill diss track “Charged Up” (which arrived the same day), despite all the hoopla surrounding the Drake-Meek beef. “Hotline Bling” recently climbed to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, which makes it Drake’s second-biggest pop hit to date.

The track is an outlier in the rapper’s catalog, a strange blend of an old soul sample—Timmy Thomas’s “Why Can’t We Live Together,” one of the first ’70s hits to employ a drum machine—a gentle Latin pulse and the frenetic drums that have a stranglehold on modern pop. Jackson’s Nick Fury, and Cobie Smulders’ Agent Maria Hill watch Drizzy in both horror and awe as he’s locked in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s transparent cage. In today’s pop world, the true measure of a song’s impact is how many tributes it inspires—vines, dance routines, covers, memes—and “Hotline Bling” is a runaway success by this standard, as well. Since the hit song’s original video release on Monday, Oct. 19, many parodies have come up — including a Bollywood version, Pokemon version, and Rugrats version — but this is the best one we’ve seen! The former Degrassi star’s music video for “Hotline Bling” gained immediate notoriety, as it featured the hunky rapper showing off some amazing dance moves.

More than a hundred of the nation’s top police chiefs and prosecutors joined forces in a coalition centered on the idea that putting too many people behind bars doesn’t really keep the public safe. You know, like Drake, who has “two left feet.” He’s referring to Drake’s “Hotline Bling” video, which has gone viral for his admittedly funny dance moves.

They’ve set the dancing to the Peanuts theme, and “Single Ladies.” Drake’s now tossing pepperonis on a pizza and playing some serious Wii tennis. Drake figured out a long time ago that by pitching his voice slightly lower than you expect—as if he can’t quite bother to get to the right note, because his emotions are too muted—he can communicate more guilt, pain and indecision. He referenced a lyric in Drake’s “Back To Back,” in which he says “Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?” — a thinly veiled reference to Meek going on tour with Nicki. Meek fired back at this lyric (kind of late, don’t you think?) saying “was that a joke?” Meek doesn’t care, because he’s “got the hottest chick in the game.” Well, he’s got a point there.

Badu is probably the most unexpected artist to enter the “Hotline Bling” fray: Most of her competitors are young singers looking for an easy way to generate additional interest. Badu comes at “Hotline Bling” from her typically idiosyncratic perspective—”you used to call me on your cell-u-lar device at night.” She then interpolates one of her first hits, “On and On,” and sneaks in a reference to her ex-boyfriend Andre 3000’s work in Outkast (“forever ever?”). And Badu is only getting started: She adds some flowery ’70s-sounding keyboards and a lengthy recording of her voice instructing listeners how to leave messages: “If you’re trying to beg for some shit in general, press 4.” The whole thing is completely over the top, but Badu somehow injects a dose of levity into the song, while nearly every other performer attempts to make it even more serious.

In Cole’s version, she’s upset that a former companion is hitting the town without her, but he also used to bring her down when they were together—”everybody knows you left me stressed out.” These feelings are by no means mutually exclusive, but they make for a tougher sell: Drake’s original kept things simple. It doesn’t take much work to transform “Hotline Bling” into sad-sack cocktail-lounge fare, but the instant the two singers’ voices blend, the effect is undeniable, giving both performers the chance to vent their frustrations—humanizing the song, since each side gets a say.

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