Drake and Meek Mill have been keeping quiet regarding their ongoing feud since swapping a new round of diss tracks last month, but did Drake take an opportunity to throw shade at Meek Mill during last night’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game?
On Friday, Drake faced-off against comedian Kevin Hart as a coach for this year’s All-Star Celebrity Game in Toronto with Drake serving as head coach for his native Canada while Hart helmed the USA team for the star-studded match-up.
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Prior to the start of the game, Drake and Hart weighed-in on their respective teams during an interview with ESPN’s Sage Steele where Drake seemingly took an opportunity to throw shade at Philadelphia natives Kevin Hart and Meek Mill.
Speaking on the nature of the game’s match-up, Drake explained to Steele and Hart that, “If we’re talking city versus city, it’s been a tough year for you,” prompting the crowd to cheer in support of Drake’s native Toronto, Hot New Hip Hop reports.
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While Drake didn’t specifically name Meek Mill in his interview, it’s no surprise that Drake may be taking every opportunity to shade the Philly rapper following Meek Mill’s release of his “War Pain” diss track last month.
In January, Drake served as a co-host during a new episode of OVO Sound Radio in which he confirmed a tentative release date for his impending Views From The 6 album, while also dropping his third Meek Mill diss track, “Summer Sixteen.”
In the song, Drake raps about his plans to dominate the rap scene in 2016 while also rekindling his feud with Meek Mill, who famously accused Drake of using a ghostwriter to pen their collaborate track, “R.I.C.O” in 2015.
“I let the diss record drop, you was staying right below me, n**** / We must have played it a hundred times, you was going to bed / Why would I put on a vest? I expect you to aim for the head.”
However, just minutes after Drake premiered the first single off of his upcoming album, Meek Mill fired back with his own track, “War Pain,” that seemingly addresses several of Drake’s lines from “Summer Sixteen” while also dropping a not-so-subtle hint that Drake’s ghostwriter leaked him the lyrics prior to the song’s debut.
Meek Mill claims Drake got another disloyal Ghostwriter who spilling secrets. pic.twitter.com/ET7XmgPoxo
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While Drake has yet to speak out regarding Meek Mill’s claims, it appears that the Philly-based rapper won’t be penning any new Drake diss tracks in the near future. Recently, it was revealed that Meek Mill has been sentenced to a minimum of 90 days of house arrest stemming from his probation violation that occurred in late 2015.
Despite narrowly avoiding his original sentence of 6 to 12 months in county jail, the judge also ruled that Meek Mill is prohibited from working on his music while serving his sentence—including recording, performing, releasing new music, or attending industry-related appearances, TMZ reports.
With Drake’s Views From The 6 album set for an April release date and Meek Mill’s house arrest sentence starting March 1, it appears that Meek Mill won’t be trading diss records with Drake anytime soon.
The news comes just one day after Drake was awarded the key to the city of Toronto by Mayor John Troy for his dedication and commitment to his hometown.
Drake received the key of the city of Toronto pic.twitter.com/345UCMfBfn
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Speaking on the honor, Drake revealed, “This is one of the greatest moments of my life, if not the greatest,” the Toronto Star reports.
Do you think Drake was taking shots at Meek Mill during last night’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game?
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