While these days he's a hip-pop hitmaker, before that Pitbull made a name for himself as a rapper, a former career that has recently been top of mind for former Ruff Ryder rapper Drag-On, due to the Miami native claiming he beat him in a rap battle back in the day during a recent interview with Kevin Hart on Gold Minds.
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Calling out Mr. 305, Drag-On took to IG writing, "A @pitbull, iv been watching you tell lies for over 15 years about how you battled me and won [laughing emoji],” Drag began his takedown. “First off, I was shooting a video with DMX ("No Love 4 Me") and they begged me to come out side to hear you and spit with you.”
"I didn’t even want to come out there and I shouldn’t of, but I did," he continued. "That was not a battle at all and you know this. I don’t know why you have been saying you got on through me because you have been VERY successful. Now you even added more lies to the story [laughing emoji]. I know ima bar trophy to some of you rappers. Before you respond go watch my other freestyle parts & see if you want this smoke. on my mama I will smoke you pitbull – and I like mixing my weed up anyway.”
When recalling his version of how things went down, Pitbull noted that after a high school classmate, who thought he had “talent” connected to the big leagues. "Fast forward, she gets me an invitation to a DMX video shoot in ’97, ’98. It’s called ‘Ain’t No Cats Got Love 4 Me’ with a cat named Drag-On on it." Apparently, one of Pit's friends declared that he could battle anybody. "I end up battling Drag-On,” he continued. “Swizz Beatz is right there. And Swizz is like, ‘Man, I’m gonna give Drag three rounds. He’s gonna burn you.’
Allegedly, the impromptu battle t went on for eight rounds. "Then, Drag spits a verse off of a record called ‘Down Bottom’ with him and Juvenile.” However, since it was a pre-written verse, Drag was disqualified. "Record hadn’t come out yet, but the flow was crazy. So I’m like, ‘Oh, man. You got me.' But his people are like, ‘No. You got him.’”
Check out Drag-Ons post above, and peep the interview that sparked Dra-On to inquire if Pitbull wants “this smoke” below.