Meek Mill’s diss flopped harder than Nick Cannon’s comeback against Eminem. “Wanna Know” was nothing like the heat from previous albums. Is it possible Meek has had ghostwriters too?
Mill has made several allegations that Drake has used ghostwriters on many of his songs. Even when Meek released his diss track, he included the allegations within it. However, many of his punchlines didn’t resonate well with his fans. They felt that Meek just didn’t come strong enough. Even restaurateurs have been taking shots at the rapper. As Drizzy says in the following tweet, he hasn’t taken a loss all week.
— Millennium Age (@MillenniumAge) August 2, 2015
Nevertheless, in saying that Meek Mill’s diss was nowhere near the quality his mixtapes and albums usually show, what if — for those projects — Mill also used other writers on his material?
Has anyone done a comparison? Well, it appears so.
"YOU REALLY SWEET I CALL YOU BUTTERCUP" BRUH WHO TF WRITES YOUR LYRICS!!!!!! THIS IS A DISS SONG NOT A LOVE SONG LMAO @MeekMill
— Saluminati (@ChaiPapi) July 31, 2015
If you listen to Meek’s diss track toward Drake, you’ll hear a difference. That “Buttercup” punchline definitely had several people scratching their heads.
— Rob Rose ⚓ (@_HanDsomE_ROB) July 31, 2015
When Meek Mill said "You really sweet I call you buttercup" pic.twitter.com/3C58YRvouq
— Ashley♕ (@ijuneash) July 31, 2015
5 DAYS AND THE ONLY THING YOU CAME UP WITH TO CALL DRAKE IS BUTTERCUP?!?!?! @MeekMill
— Nicovole (@AubreyAubsessed) July 31, 2015
Although there were several other horridly-put-together metaphors in Mill’s lyrics, the consensus feels that one was the end-all-be-all. So, since “Wanna Know” was possibly a showcase of Meek’s writing ability — especially since he’s been on tour with alleged ex-girlfriend, Nicki Minaj — one has to question who has been writing his lyrics for previous music. Surely, the diss track didn’t showcase the Meek Mill everyone knows who slays a track. It supposedly exhibited Meek with a pencil and paper creating “Wanna Know.”
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Then worse, his allegations are slowly falling apart. Aside from the Meek Mill diss Miller dropped, himself, he spoke his own peace. Via Tumblr, he laid out everything.
“…Somehow found myself on the phone with one of my idols. I told him i worked in a bakery and his exact words were ‘F**k that, your destined for greatness’…
“Hearing that from someone that I’ve been studying since 2009, bar for bar…. Theres no way to describe that..”
Miller’s been studying Drake’s style, bar for bar, since 2009? Hmm, interesting. Those who are defending Meek’s position say that Drizzy bit Quentin’s style. However, Miller continues.
“Most of the project [If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late] was done before i came in the picture.. i remember him playing it for me for the first time thinking ‘Why am I here?’ like.. what does he need me for??
“The answer is.. Nothing… I watched this man piece together words in front of me…I watched him write/replace bars 2- 3 at a time on 6pm in NY.. I witnessed him light up, go in and freestyle madonna….”
And he then added, “I took notes from the best in the game….”
Too, there was another allegation in the diss track that claimed that Drake was pee’d on in a movie theater. That also has been debunked.
From several forthcomings, people say that it was a total accident. And since Drake kept his cool about it, Meek used it as a tool.
@JuliaBeverly thats a pretty accurate story cause my source told me when it happened
— DJ Folk (@DJFolk) July 31, 2015
@yeanotsold It's a music industry inside joke. nobody really cared. happened back before Drake was really big.
— Aaron Brown (@abrout) July 31, 2015
It’s really something that was blown well out of proportion. In a tweet containing information from Media Takeout, it suggests the entertainment news medium interviewed someone in-the-know.
“I can’t believe Meek brought up that sh*t…the bathroom was crowded, so a bunch of us snuck outside and started pizzing. The manager came out and saw us and everyone ran.”
The source goes on to mention that the person who pee’d on Drake only got a few splashes on him, due to the chaos. Also, it was an accident, and there was no beef whatsoever. The source even said that the guy apologized to Drake afterwards.
—. (@zahsosa) August 1, 2015
Victor Wanyama: “My wifi has more bars than Meek Mill.” pic.twitter.com/6YgGPdFaYW
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) August 2, 2015
If you look at a lot of the debate, many of Meek’s music defenders often reference his old songs and freestyles, mostly those from when he had braids and rocked white tees. Do they also think that his lyrics are garbage nowadays? So, the question remains, who has been writing Meek Mill’s bars all these years?
Sips tea and prays for @MeekMill career and love life pic.twitter.com/jnFwewMDqV
— لينيت (@YEEZYSOULED) August 2, 2015
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