Drake has paid homage to the Bay Area at multiple points in his career, but one of the region’s primary pioneers says he can no longer get in touch with the rap superstar.

Having once had a direct line on the Canadian star, Too Short told E-40 and HipHopDX that getting in touch with Drake became more difficult after he took home over a dozen trophies at the Billboard Music Awards in 2017.

“I was really focused on being on that Drake vibe, and I was just about to do a song with Drake,” Too Short revealed. “I feel like it might have happened, and then he got the 13 Billboard Awards, and nobody answered the phone anymore. I was like, ‘F***.’ I ain’t call too many times. I just fell back like, ‘Damn. I missed the window.'”

E-40 responded by telling his Bay Area peer that a collaboration is still possible if Too Short releases a hit record that Drake wants to feature on or provide a remix verse to, highlighting Drake’s tendency to hop on records that are already buzzing.