Apparently the world is thirsty for another rap world feud.
We haven’t had really good beef since 50 Cent and The Game traded barbs … or when 50 Cent promised to quit rap if Kanye West’s album outsold his … or when 50 Cent claimed that Ja Rule was a poser (hmm). Action Bronson and Ghostface Killah almost went at it, but Bronson backed down pretty quickly. I’d say, it’s about time that we’re due.
Take White Castle for instance:
The feud, if you want the history lesson, all began on Twitter when Meek Mill said Drake didn’t write his own songs:
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 22, 2015
Even CNN is chiming in on the matter.
Of course, considering that Meek Mill is dating Nicki Minaj, who Drake once said he was gonna marry in a song verse, there might be some residual feelings left over. When Drake surprise dropped his new single “Charged Up,” there were some perhaps telling lyrics in there: “I seen it all coming, knew they would push a button / Easter egg hunting, they gotta look for something / Done doing favors for people / Cause it ain’t like I need the money I make off a feature / I see you n***as having trouble going gold / Turning into some so-and-so’s that no one knows.”
Everyone was waiting for a Meek Mill response, but then Drake struck again with his track “Back to Back.” As Wired tells it, “In 8 Mile style, Drake took away Meek’s possible angles by mentioning them first (“you gettin’ bodied by a singing n***a”); he spoke directly to Nicki like Meek wasn’t even there (“Make sure you hit him with the prenup / Then tell that man to ease up”); he even mentioned listening to Philly rappers (AR-Ab) and eating in Philly restaurants (Tootsie’s), like he could move at will in a city Meek lives in. For a mild-mannered guy like Drake, it was a surprising display of venom. Like we didn’t know he had it in him.”
Finally, FINALLY Meek Mill responded, dropping a track called “Wanna Know” with Quentin Miller, the alleged Drake ghostwriter. And, well, let’s just say it wasn’t what everyone was waiting for. It was weak verse and little attack:
The people want blood, and right now, Meek Mill isn’t bringing it. The critics are claiming he’s in an 0-2 hole. I think he could have done better by just stringing all his verse together from the insanely hilarious “Drake the type” tumblr. Everything you want to know that’s likely true about Drake can be found there:
Of course, if he actually did that, I guess he’d be just as guilty as Drake. But it’s there if he needs it.