The Lowdown on the Meek-Drake Beef
Music Mix Daily Staff
You gotta love a creative response to hate amongst musicians. This month, Philly native Meek Mill took to Twitter to diss fellow rapper Drake. In the tweet he angrily told his fans to “Stop comparing drake to me too…He don’t write his own raps!”
It turns out that the rage doesn’t stem from Drake’s own music – perhaps Meek doesn’t seem to care too much about that – but he’s certainly not amused that Drake ‘wrote’ music for Meek’s Dreams Worth More than Money album, only for Meek to discover that those lyrics might not have been Drake’s originals! The lines in question were from a song titled “R.I.C.O..”
To the contrary, Meek publicly accused Drake of using a ghostwriter. He even identified the potential guy, a ghostwriter-rapper from Atlanta, named Quentin Miller. However, a few days back, Miller claimed that he has never written any of Drake’s tunes, despite working with Drake in other ways in the past.
Then, within a couple days, Drake released a track called “Charged Up“ which can only be taken as a musical comeback to Meek’s diss. The song is actually quite chill in beat, but the lyrics can be really cutting. With rhymes like “Wow, I’m honored that you think this is staged, I’m flattered man, In fact, I’m amazed!” and potentially rude references to Meek’s girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, the track is definitely not directed towards making up and being friends.
Of course, Meek hasn’t remained silent on the issue. He was seen ranting about Drake openly at one of his shows. He also responded to “Charged Up“ on Twitter by calling it “baby lotion soft” and, in an attempt to make fun of the rhymes, he added that, “I can tell he wrote that 1 tho…”
But, the rivalry is chilling out. While he certainly didn’t take back his statements, Meek did resolve the beef to some degree while on stage recently. In a slightly less riled up rant, he gave a “Shoutout to Drake. Let him be great in all the motherf***ing lanes that he’s great in.” Needless to say, we still don’t imagine the two collaborating again anytime soon.