As of late, Drake hasn’t been on the good side of many in the music community. Throughout his beef with Kendrick Lamar, the consensus is that he’s been on the losing side.

While many are still rooting for Drake, several of his counterparts in the music industry have found some of his tactics to be distasteful. In particular, Sheryl Crow publicly denounced Drake for using AI to mimic Tupac’s voice (the late rapper’s estate sent Drake a cease-and-desist letter) for his Kendrick diss track titled “Taylor Made Freestyle” earlier this year. Frankly, she finds it to be a “hateful” gesture.

“You cannot bring people back from the dead and believe that they would stand for that,” Crow told the BBC. “I’m sure Drake thought, ‘Yeah, I shouldn’t do it, but I’ll say sorry later.’ But it’s already done, and people will find it even if he takes it down. It’s hateful. It is antithetical to the life force that exists in all of us.” 

Crow also expressed that using AI technology “goes against everything humanity is based on.” But she seems to find solace in the refuge of live music.

“AI can do lots of things, but it can’t go out and play live,” Crow told BBC. “So as long as we have live music, as long as we have hands holding a paintbrush, all is not lost.”