Phonte spoke with The Source in August of Drake cutting him out of a promised guest verse on a record with 9th Wonder. Drake opens up in the most recent interview at Village Voice, taking 100% of the blame for dropping the ball on the collaboration. He explains that he was working on his Take Care album which recently leaked, and he basically got side tracked with other things.
“With me and [Phonte], I kinda dropped the ball on a feature he needed me to do, just being 100% honest,” he explained. “I really wanted to do a record with him, and we actually did do a record for my album, and then something happened with the producer and the beat, and it started getting funny so I had to scrap the record. And then he was like, ‘Well, can you do this feature for me,’ and at the time I was trying to find my sound and trying to figure out what this album was going to be about, and I kind of let it slip through the cracks. That was my fault, and I do apologize to Phonte for that. But I still want to make it happen; I talked to 9th Wonder about trying to make it happen, we’ll get it eventually. He knows he’s one of the biggest influences on my career.”