Funkmaster Flex spent his weekend promising to play Meek Mill’s response record to Drake’s “Charged Up” on Monday — but it never happened.
"I'm still waiting for that email, New York"—@funkflex
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) July 28, 2015
When fans realized they had been set up, they took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
flex treated his listeners the same way your parents made you believe you're going to chuckie cheese but it was really a dentist appointment
— Ahmed/Broke Bobby Axelrod (@big_business_) July 28, 2015
— itachi???? (@alec_bradley) July 28, 2015
*downloads FUNKMASTER_FLEX_MEEK-DRAKE_DISS_REAL_FEATING_DMX_REDMAN_MOBB_DEEP_2PAC_(NOT_A_BLEND).mp3* pic.twitter.com/7lgiu4MWH9
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) July 28, 2015
To make matters even worse, there’s a Change.org petition calling for Funkmaster Flex to lose his job. The petition reads:
There has always been word that DJ Funk Funkmaster Flex was not someone who was willing to give up his position at Hot 97 for his slot. Despite constant critiques from everywhere for the old man to step down, and give the younger people a shot he decided to stay where he was. Last year Dame Dash was at the forefront of the movement saying that Funk Flex really needs to just leave. Well, today was the last straw. This fraud of a DJ decided to lie to everyone for ratings and downloads of the Hot 97 app that Meek Mill would be on tonight to release a diss track to Drake to no avail. No one has given Hot 97 two hours of listening time since Biggie was alive, and it’s a crime to have taken that from us. The people have spoken and it is time for Funk Flex to step down.
This morning, Hot 97 hosts Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez defended Flex (and their station), saying:
“We don’t record music, and we don’t write rhymes. We play music. We go off people’s word.”
The apparently never received the song. Well, regardless of what really happened, the whole fiasco earned Funkmaster Flex the title of ‘Donkey of the Day’ from Charlamagne & The Breakfast Club — and Charlamagne let him have it!