Twitter Debated Over Nelly vs. Drake for Hours, and It Was Hilarious

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Twitter Debated Over Nelly vs. Drake for Hours, and It Was Hilarious

The latest old-school versus new-school battle.

Published January 18, 2017

Where much success is accrued, much credit is due.

And in Twitter’s normal bout of arbitrary 140-character debates, Nelly and Drake just so happened to fall into the argument about who’s more deserving of the industry cred.

At the center of the debate was whether or not Nelly’s industry prosperity of the early 2000s peeled open opportunity for Drake to dominate his era in music.

Those in favor of Nelly cited everything from his iconic diamond-certified Country Grammar album and even his racy “credit card slide” moment from the “Tip Drill” video. Drizzy’s OVO owls and owlettes, however, simply boasted that Drake had his industry upper hand raised much longer than Nelly did in his prime, thus proving the 6 God to be a rap monarch in his own Nelly-less right.

Neutrally, the fairest of reasoning was quite simple: Nelly held the throne during his era, and Drake is holding it during his. Some arguments were factually-based, some were backed by educated opinion, and some were just downright meme-saturated foolery.

Check out both ends of the debate in the tweets below.

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo from left: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

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