Juvenile Responds To Cover Controversy

This evening on the Hip Hop Honors red carpet, Shade 45’s Angela Yee and I confronted Juvenile about his alleged cover jack. The venue was a bit noisy, but here’s what he had to say:

Juvenile: I don’t know what’s going on, tell me. What’s going on what the talkin’ bout?
Well, they’re saying it looks like Drake’s album cover.

Oh. I  ain’t see Drake’s album cover. I can’t—I don’t [shrugs].
But did anyone question you about that?

Nah. You’re the first one.
Oh really? It was on the internet today.

See, I—I ain’t get to see it yet.

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  • Boom

    Who gives a flying phuck about an album cover??…half these niggaz albums look the same anyway…a straight face and mean mug at the camera.

  • http://www.becoolent.com Jay Fingers

    Wodie.

  • Tin Tin

    How the fuck is it controversy? This is the dumbest shit ever.

  • http://ineedm0ney.wordpress.com ineedm0ney

    Does it matter if noone buys it? Exactly

  • Console

    Yeah right.

  • Elite

    Shit like this is internet fueled pseudo-journalism at it’s worst…THIS is a story? according to WHO exactly? If you have access to these artists and you want to ask them frivolous ass bullshit like this…okay, cool I guess….but then to post it like it’s some actual newsworthy shit? REALLY? Juvi’s reaction to it speaks volumes

  • Elite

    Like really…this is a controversy, where exactly? Y’all gotta step back just a lil bit from the shit you see from nerds on the internet…you’re better than that

  • Dee

    lmaoo@Boom!
    Word up.

    Reminds me of that Family Guy episode where they question why no black man smiles for the camera?
    lol

  • WIGGERZ&NIGGERZ

    LIKE RAP RADAR IS MAKIN IT THEIR BUZZINESS TO ATTACK JUVE FOR THE COVER YALL NIGGAZ RIDIN DRAKES DICK TOO MUCH.

  • Sin

    Ha.!
    He was like y r u even askin me this bullshit. I dnt give a FUCK!
    He only got halfway interested when she asked bout content.

    Nd on another slightly related note. If yall on the red karpet askin him bullshit. Where are the other interviews??? Other artists?? Kum on yellow nigga

  • B.Dot

    @Elite
    thanks for commenting on a post u loathe so much…i think what u faggots fail to realize is that unlike other sites, our lane is documenting hip-hop culture, events, news, etc to the T. So if the talk of the town is that his cover looks like Drakes, then guess what, we’re going to document his response. if u hate how we do things, ur more than welcome to cruise down the url

  • http://helmet2helmet.net H2H

    BS all the way.

  • Ac@pella!

    I call bullshit Juve…

  • Tin Tin

    Talk of the town? This is the only fuckin website making a homo fit over it.

  • herbsaac

    Juve’s looks like Scarface to me.. No jacking except off the movie which everyone does.

  • EricB

    Fuck his album cover nigga what is the single?

  • B.Dot

    Talk of the town? This is the only fuckin website making a homo fit over it.

    ^
    really? do a search. google is your friend. but like i said, u dont HAVE to come here. million sites out there, pick one.

  • http://ineedm0ney.wordpress.com ineedm0ney

    RAPRADAR FOR LIFE haha

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  • Oj Da Cornball

    At least his CD will likely be less boring than Drake’s.

  • teejay

    Shit, I like juvenile’s better than drake’s.

    But there’s no way someone close to this dude didn’t know, if not a few people aren’t doing their job.

  • http://ineedm0ney.wordpress.com ineedm0ney

    Would this even be an “issue” if Juves album came out first? Doubt anyone would say Drakes biting off him. And for the record just about 70% of hip hop albums look alike so why all the backlash its a fucking cd cover, as long as the product is worthwhile who cares what cover looks like whos. Every movie poster looks alike and noone complains about that. everyone needs to stop hating and just let it be. CELTICS in GAME 2.

  • truthplease

    Bottom line is Juve will dream of Drake’s sales so who gives a shit. Non story.

  • The Other P

    This album cover got Juve some press on RR. Most people probably didn’t know he had an album dropping. Can be that sure Juve ain’t trippin off the free promo.

    “Confronted”? Strong choice of words B.Dot lol

    There is something about Angela Yee that’s so sexy.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kri4wsBImfU I Want Elder Scrolls 5!

    ROFLLL so if rapradar says it looks like drake then its all ova the internet? am confused lollll why tf did she question him bout that? thats the dumbest question anybody ask ANYBODY GTFOH

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kri4wsBImfU I Want Elder Scrolls 5!

    controversy? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Kid

    Juvinille isn’t that good anyways, his cover gave him attention he needed.

  • Pay Jay

    Any chance Juve’s artwork was already done? Just throwing it out there

  • Interscope Employee

    Its basically the same…the only difference is ;

    drake will sell 400K first week
    Juve will sell 4K first week

  • Fat Boy

    @Interscope Employee. Cmon man to much high expectations for Juvenille…are u serious 4k that’s to much I guess somewhere 100 to -100 , I added the negatives of the albums that would be returned.

    @B.Dot. RAPRADAR For Life…. Ride or Die(dmx voice)

  • Candy

    Of course Juv ha…. i think a few albums will sell well this summer. I feel like Eminems album will do real well and something tells me Diddy Dirty Money album will do well too. Diddy has that movie “Get Him to the Greek” coming out tomorrow. I’m gonna check it out. I keep hearing that its funny.

  • http://www.pottstreet.com Gusto

    Y’all are trippin’…. those covers both bit the Scarface movie poster if anything.

    G

  • Wish A Nigga Wouldn’t…

    LMAO at the irony of B.Dot being so butthurt about people commenting negatively about this post…that he openly slanders an entire nation of people with a different sexual orientation than him.

    Aren’t you supposed to be professional, B.Dot?

  • http://threefoureighty.clipz-status.com Reasy F.

    LOL @ controversy…

    This isn’t 98 and the Ha isn’t slowly creeping up the charts.

  • Ghost

    Shoulda asked him something interesting like does he still think people care about him as an artist and can he ever regain his former album sales?

  • will

    you know what Im On some fucc B.dot right now becuz like it or not Juvey is a legend in the south and drake album hasnt even released yet juvey got 2 southern classics under his belt 1 of them bitches change the whole music scene for a while

    and its sad that this nigga juvey only gets posts when its related to drake then they didnt even show the rest of the interview they just show the part when he talking about the shit that is drake related

    like i said if the nigga B.Dot wasnt trying to stir up some bullshit over the similiarites that album cover wouldve had even made this site but eminem,TI Young Jeezy they shit make this site all the time no hate but this nigga only Post on this site is album a cover you wanna bash becuz in your opinion its the same as a nigga yall cant stop posting about on here

    why yall dont post some Juvenile Music up here or some interviews from Juvey the only post this nigga has gotten all year and its about a Nigga yall post something on every 3 minutes

  • will

    and just like i said earlier juvenile shit is a copy of the scarface movie poster the font on the side of his album cover is exactly like the scarface movie poster yall Niggas just got Drake on the mind too much

    I mean I can see where you wanna get yo MTO Journalist style on with it and reach but when yall ask juvenile the question yall shouldve asked him what was his motivation behind that pic being the cover for his album instead of saying Niggas say you stealing from Drake like the whole interview was done in bad taste especially a night this nigga is being honored yall say he stealing something from a nigga the 1st question couldve been asked different

  • will

    @wish a nigga wouldnt

    I know rite LOL this is some shit MTO would be posting about

  • jucks

    People like Elite fail to realize Rap Radar stand out with stories like this. OK maybe this ain’t the most compelling one so far but the thing with Rap Radar is they post the shit others don’t. And 90% of the time it’s interesting shit. They could be another site like one of the NMC and have identical post histories but they don’t.

    DON’T HATE ON THESE FACTS!!!!
    word to mac

  • mike

    ACTUALLY IT WAS MORE T.I. KING ALBUM COVER THAN DRAKE THANK ME LATER ALBUM COVER !!!!!

  • jucks

    People are still debating the cover wasn’t biting Drake’s???

    Stop being so naive and living on technicalities.

    *Think*….

    The biggest album of the year so far is dropping soon… Juvey decides to drop his cover/album around the same time… and the shit looks identical.. we not talking about years apart here. We’re talking weeks.. with an exact same cover layout, colors, pose, etc.

    Anyone with common sense knows its influenced by drizzy.

    And even if it wasn’t.. He coulda changed that shit since they identical and Drake dropped first. I mean if I was bout to drop an album last June with my face in pills on the cover of COURSE I’d change it if Em cover dropped 1st.

    But still.. B.Dot you probably went a lil too hard on your initial post. Perhaps a simple ode to the TML cover would suffice lol

  • Apathy

    @ B dot. You are real lucky that your readers are apathetic to the unethetical and bias filled post and commentary that you claim to be “journalism” or “documenting hip hop.” One you should know is that neither of these term involves personal opinions.

    Have you forgotten about the web biz formula: Views/click=ads

  • JoseCuervo

    how yall try to compare someone with 8-10 successful albums with a newcomer on a debut? Yall just tried Juvenile like he some no name bum.

    I believe him when he says he aint worried about no Drake album cover.

    HA is bigger than anything Drake will ever do…not in terms of sales because that’s obvious (Juve came in a different time..his shit is multiplatinum) but in terms of impact. Back That Azz Up even bigger than Ha.

    400 Degreez certified hip hop classic.

    4K first week? Yall tripping for real. BG just did 50K first week with 2 Hood 2 Be Hollywood and he didn’t even have a single and Juvenile is more popular than he is.

    Yall have no sense of history. Juvenile has fans for real, longevity, hits. He is still a major artist.

    Both of the covers look like Paper Trail in my opinion…and how many covers look like Paper Trail and how many covers does Paper Trail look like? Plenty

    Plus it aint like the boy designed the cover himself after looking at the Drake cover.

  • Money mitch

    Juvenile has sold more record than drake ever will I just seen juve in concert in daytona beach shit was ill

    listen to retaliation ft bun b, that song Is better than any on drakes album

  • chitlin coon

    B. dot ftw!!

  • Truth will out

    B. DOT GOT A LITTLE SALTY. Hahaha… Telling folk to go to another website. Too funny.
    Dudes get they draws all bunched up real quick in this new girlie man hip hop world. lol too funny.
    Calm down B Dot.

  • JustSaying

    @ B.dot you make your own site look really tacky and unprofessional going back and forth with fans. Calling them faggots, How old are you man, You have this great opportunity to wok with YN who has done so much for the hip hop culture, don’t stoop to that level of insulting folks like that man. These are the people who visit your site, isn’t that what you want, so why would you tell them to go somewhere else, that doesn’t make any sense. Let people have an opinion brother. I understand your passion but you got to think before you speak. Grown Man Advice. SMFH.

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  • illaDeuce

    I can’t believe they actually “confronted” juvy about it. What kida stupidity is this. Juvys album cover looks fucking awesome, drake’s is ehhh.. as a graphic designer im telling u drake’s album cover looks different it was just done in a different way. I could make drizzys album cover in like 2 minutes… juvy’s on the other hand takes a little bit of time. Stop hating. But I hear drakes albums gonna look sick once they put the case around that cover maybe it will be 3D or something.

  • mike

    NO CONTROVERSY POSSIBLE

    IT WAS MORE T.I. KING COVER THAN DRAKE TML COVER

    AND PLUS A PORTRAIT AND A BLACK N WHITE PICTURE DOESNT OWN AT DRAKE

    ps: DRAKE IZ MORE ABOUT 3D COVER THAN BLACK N WHITE TYPE OF COVER !!! SEE THAT

  • mac DIESEL

    THAT NIGGA BIT OFF DRAKE’S COVER!!!! IT DON’T MATTER IF U A DRAKE FAN OR NOT!!!! IT IS WUT IT IS!!!! IF HE AIN’T KNOW ABOUT DRAKE’S COVER, THEN HIS DESIGN TEAM DID!!!! FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!! WHO THAT MAGNOLIA CHITLIN NIGGA THINK HE FOOLIN’??? HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • ballsack johnson

    where was his response? he just said he didn’t know what the fuck y’all were talking about and that was it.

    y’all need to get away from your computers more often..

  • http://www.sohh.com Common Sense

    Why does the same dumbass keep changing his handle and replying some butt-hurt shit towards B. Dot? Who cares, you guys cry too much, stop being sensitive.

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  • piffstah

    @JustSaying
    You’re right, just saying.

    On another note, why are we peppering Juvy’s penis? I love how ya’ll act like this post is the bane of all our existences. Niggas is at a full blown ten right now and need to be at a two.

  • cbl

    you guys TRYNA make it a controversy, lame journalists. find something worthy to bother people ’bout.

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  • hmm

    lol with that album cover, juve was prolly hoping people would confuse drake’s for his, and buy his instead.. haha

  • Bogart4017

    If its anything like that “So Far Gone” EP that Drake released last year, he might as well get back in that wheelchair and shout out for them to save a spot for him back at “DeGrassi”.