Unveiling a behind-the-scenes saga of disdain turned to triumph. the rapper initially disapproved of the song, labeling its beat as a “West Coast beat” that clashed with his artistic vision back in 2017.
The Album Dilemma and Metro Boomin’s Defiant Move
Despite Offset’s reservations, Metro Boomin, the maestro in charge of selecting tracks for the album ‘Without Warning,’ took a bold step by including “Ric Flair Drip.”
This move left Offset upset upon discovering that his initial dislike hadn’t swayed the decision. However, just three days post-album release, the tide turned.
From Doubt to Chart-Topping Glory
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“Ric Flair Drip” swiftly soared to No. 1 on Apple, leaving Metro Boomin to triumphantly remind Offset, “I told you. I do this s**t!”
It sold over 6 million copies and went on to sell more than 6 million others hence setting a record making it Offset’s very first platinum record as well as becoming the sole hip-hop song to achieve this feat since then.
This sudden triumph shed light on how fickle the music industry can be.
Adding a cherry on top of this remarkable journey was the involvement of the retired WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair, whom the song pays homage to.
The song became a phenomenon when the WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair made a charismatic appearance in the music video. He also joined Offset onstage during a live performance from “The Tonight Show”.
Offset’s initial disdain for “Ric Flair Drip” didn’t deter its production or promotion; instead, it became an integral part of the song’s intriguing backstory.
This trip depicts the unexpected turns of the music arena when certain songs turn out to be their biggest hits for the artists.
“Ric Flair Drip” is an example showcasing that there is no predictable trajectory in the music world. Despite even the artists being amazed at times.
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