Meek Mill set the rap industry ablaze late Tuesday night with a Twitter rant accusing Drake of using ghostwriters.
Meek claims the issues stem from Drake not supporting his latest album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, despite being featured on the project. Meek states that he found out Drake did not write his verse on their latest collaboration “R.I.C.O,” and mentions the name of up and coming rapper Quentin Miller as Drake’s rumored ghostwriter.
You can view portions of Meek’s rant below. At press time, Drake has not responded.
What a night, huh? A few things about this situation. One, there’s probably a lot of truth to Meek’s statements about Drake using a writer(s). Rappers do not just come into a studio and create melodies, hooks etc by themselves. However, having someone write out your raps fully is a mark against your status as an elite emcee, which Meek is arguing.
The other caveat is the fact Meek deleted all his pictures with Nicki Minaj off social media, sparking more rumors that these supposed issues with Drake’s pen is really a smokescreen to hide the fact Drizzy and Minaj had/have an intimate relationship.
Far as Drake’s response, he needs to take it to the booth with a direct answer. No subliminals on Twitter, interviews or in a song. The man challenged your pen game and worth as an emcee. I know many in the younger emcees shy away from direct confrontations, but there is no other way for Drake to handle this and not lose face.
To be continued…