Not even three weeks ago, Drake and Meek Mill were friends and everything was right in the world and my adrenal glands weren’t pumping out adrenaline in constant terror. Drizzy had recently been featured for the second time on one of Meek’s albums, and the two seemed to have no bad blood between them.
All it took was one potshot from Meek to cause the whole friendship to crumble, and now what we’ve got on our hands is a classic example of rap beef, and a prime cut at that. It’s the filet mignon of rap beef, you guys.
Confused? Let’s review.
Meek Mill releases his second full-length studio album, Dreams Are Worth More Than Money. Drake is featured prominently on “R.I.C.O.”, a song about the FBI’s attempts to stamp out Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations. The song (and album) are met with a warm response from critics and fans alike.
Meek Mill fires first, taking to Twitter to claim Drake hired a ghostwriter to pen his lyrics for “R.I.C.O.”.
Stop comparing drake to me too…. He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out! ?
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 21, 2015
He ain’t even write that verse on my album and if I woulda knew I woulda took it off my album….. I don’t trick my fans! Lol
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
On OVOSOUND Radio, Drake’s bi-weekly Apple Music/Beats 1 radio program, the rapper plays “Charged Up” – his first response to Meek Mill’s attack – three times in a row. Direct shots include “Niggas is snitchin’ on us without no interrogation” and “I’m honored that you think this is staged, I’m flattered. . .”
Drake even goes so far as to bring Mill’s fiance, Nicki Minaj into it, by slyly hinting at their possible past romance: “Rumor has it, I either fucked her or I never could.” Kinda low, for someone who was on DeGrassi, no? I mean, the defining quality of being a little bitch is taking the beef outside of the people involved and serving it, grilled to a nice medium temperature, to someone else. Classic emo Drake move.
Later that night, Meek Mill tweets:
Baby lotion soft…… ?
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
I can tell he wrote that 1 tho……
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
Need some Smirnoff Ice for that burn, Drake? Meek wins.
At 4:00 AM, Wednesday morning, Drake revealed yet another Meek Mill diss track on his octobersveryown Soundcloud page. This time it’s an alleged freestyle, titled “Back to Back.”
Highlights, you ask? How about when Aubrey asks Meek “Is that a world tour, or your girl’s tour?”
Click below to hear for yourself.
Meek Mill has officially responded to “Back To Back”, with a track of his own: “Wanna Know”, featuring none other than Quentin Miller, Drake’s supposed ghostwriter on “R.I.C.O.”. Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex premiered the diss track on his radio show late Thursday night. It was produced by Jahlil Beats and it begins with a twisted version of The Undertaker’s entrance music (yes, that Undertaker), before playing (what appears to be) Miller performing the hook to Drake’s song, “Know Yourself”. Could this mean he penned the lyrics to that track as well? If you’re keeping track, this means Meek has officially re-entered the feud. THE BEEF IS RE-HEATED YALL. Peep “Wanna Know DRAKE DISS” below.
As of Friday morning, Drake has (somewhat) responded to “Wanna Know”. He uploaded the following picture to his Instagram after allegedly hearing the diss track:
It would appear that Goliath has finally put his foot down, firmly squashing David into the earth. Monday night – during his annual OVO Fest – Drake opened his headline set with “Charged Up” and “Back To Back Freestyle”, before projecting a “Participation Award” for Meek Mill’s sorry contributions to the feud. Despite our best predictions, Meek did not make an appearance at the festival, although Future and someone named Kanye West did. This of course, all came after Drake was seen rehearsing in a “Free Meek Mill” t-shirt.
Does anyone even care about the feud at this point? I mean, other than Meek Mill? Apparently, on Tuesday night’s stop in Charlotte, NC, Meek (opening for Nicki Minaj on her “The Pinkprint” tour), responded to Drake’s disses from the previous night with a freestyle of his own. He performed it a capella, and the lyrics involved shots taken at Drake’s relationship with his label, Cash Money Records. Highlights include “Wayne don’t fuck with you, Stunna [Birdman] don’t fuck with you, Tyga don’t fuck with you.” Check out fan footage of the “response” here, if you want, I guess.
Only time will tell, so bookmark IHEARTCOMIX (just kidding, we know you already have it bookmarked), to stay up on the latest in the feud. Stay safe, fam!