Argentina and Kendrick Lamar vs Drake
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MIAMI - World Cup champions and Copa América finalists Argentina are renowned for its star player Lionel Messi, the antics of its goalkeeper Emiliano "Dibu" Martínez, and its passionate fandom. But the team has now also become a part of one of the most intense feuds in modern hip-hop history: Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar.

The whole thing started when Drake, a proud Canadian, placed a hefty bet of $300,000 on his national team's victory over Argentina. Should Canada win its semifinal match, the Urban music artist would stand to gain over $2.5 million.

Unfortunately for Drake, Messi ensured the Canadian team's defeat by scoring a decisive goal in the second half at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 2-0 score placed the Argentinians at the Copa America final, where they will face Colombia at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday.

Argentina's Playful Jab

The Argentine soccer team couldn't resist taking a playful jab at Drake after their win. They posted a photo of their players celebrating on their English language Instagram account, captioned with a twist on Kendrick Lamar's famous diss track: "Not Like Us, not with us."

The reference celebrated their victory and poked fun at Drake's failed bet and his ongoing feud with Kendrick Lamar.

The rivalry between Drake and Kendrick Lamar has been simmering for years, characterized by a series of subtle and not-so-subtle diss tracks and public statements. Kendrick Lamar's "Not Like Us" is one of the most notable and latest instances where he takes jabs at Drake's credibility and authenticity in the rap game. This track has fueled numerous debates among fans and has kept the tension between the two artists alive.

The post quickly went viral, with Argentine fans flooding the responses with memes and jokes at Drake's expense. Comments ranged from humorous to brutal as fans joined in the trolling. To fuel the fire, Kendrick Lamar released the official video for "Not Like Us" on July 4th, instantly becoming one of the platform's most popular videos.

Argentinian fans have kept it at number two on YouTube for days.


Drake has bet $300,000 on Canada to win against Argentina..🫣💰#argentina #messi #drake #copaamerica #canada

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The Copa America Final

While chants like "Muchachos" and "Brasil decime qué se siente" have become part of the identity of the Argentina national team, "Not Like Us" is now a hilarious reference to their Copa América extraordinary performance, a sign of how connected their social media team is to pop culture.

Colombia will have a musical advantage during the final this Sunday, as fellow countrywoman Shakira is in charge of the first half-time show in Copa América's history. The Argentinians may want to get a little help from Kendrick Lamar himself, at least in spirit.

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