Drake Reportedly Calls Kendrick Perkins 'F--king P---y' After Raptors-Cavaliers

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 2, 2018

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 25:  Singer Drake watches from his courtside seat during the second half of Game Five between the Washington Wizards and the Toronto Raptors in Round One of the 2018 NBA playoffs at Air Canada Centre on April 25, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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The unlikely spat between Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins and Drake continued after the defending Eastern Conference champions defeated the Toronto Raptors, 113-112, in overtime on Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre.

After exchanging verbal barbs midway through the contest, Perkins and the Raptors superfan reportedly clashed a second time in the tunnel following Cleveland's Game 1 win.

According to the Toronto Star's Bruce Arthur, Drake called Perkins a "f--king p---y" and challenged him to meet him face-to-face.

"I'm here in real life," he added.

Shortly before that altercation, ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin relayed video of the two jawing (NSFW language):

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Drake and Kendrick Perkins exchanged more words postgame https://t.co/Z0rdXDe1uL

The beef originated when Drake and Perkins crossed paths as both clubs made their way to the halftime locker room:

"What happened was I was talking to my old teammate Serge (Ibaka) walking into halftime telling him 'We about to win this game,' and Drake butted in talking s--t to me," Perkins told ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski in a text message. "So I said something back to him."

Drake later offered an explanation of his own in the comments section on Instagram: 

Bleacher Report NBA @BR_NBA

Drake 😂 (via @ElliottWilson) https://t.co/fMPXxUUfFC

And that was just the series opener.

Game 2 will tip off Thursday at 6 p.m. ET from Air Canada Centre.


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