Drake has hit out at the Australian after he blamed his poor third-round start on the Canadian’s music.
Wimbledon quarter-finalist Nick Kyrgios has moved to end a brewing spat with Drake after the Canadian rapper took offence to a joke made about his music at the All-England club.
19-year-old Kygrios blamed Drake’s music for his lacklustre start against his third-round opponent Jiri Vesely.
“Today was a bit of rap, actually,” he told reporters at Wimbledon after beating the Czech 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.
“I came out really flat, so hopefully I won’t listen to that again. It was actually Drake. Yeah. Didn’t do the job for me.”
Drake hit back at Kyrgios during a press conference last week ahead of hosting the ‘ESPYS’, American broadcaster ESPN’s annual awards event.
“I also want to meet this guy that says that he lost because he listened to my music,” US entertainment media quoted him as saying.
“I also want to meet that guy and look him in the eye and see exactly who he is as a man and size him up and then chop him right down.
“Nick whatever-his-name-is – because he didn’t win, so that’s how he’s going to be remembered: ‘Nick whatever-his-name-is.'”
Kyrgios, who upset Rafael Nadal in the fourth round of the tournament, moved to defuse the situation on Twitter on Tuesday.
Let's be clear. I like @Drake – love his music, just said I was a little flat, ended up winning that match. No blame game here.
— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) July 14, 2014