Meek Mill Readies Response To Drake’s ‘Charged Up’ Diss Track In Ongoing Rap Beef

Meek Mill is preparing to diss Drake again, this time in song. The Philadelphia rapper says that he plans to release a response to Drake’s “Charged Up,” which is a diss track against Meek, NME reports.

The disagreement between the two rappers began when Meek Mill took to Twitter to claim that Drake doesn’t write his own raps and uses a ghostwriter, a practice that is frowned upon in hip-hop circles. Meek has also claimed that he would not have included Drake on his second album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, had he known the Toronto-born rapper didn’t write his rhymes. Drake and Meek collaborated on the song “R.I.C.O” for the album. For Drake, “Charged Up” is a response to the Meek Mill Twitter rant.

Drake tackles the questions about his writing skill head on in the song.

“I did some charity today for the kids / But I’m used to it cause all y’all charity cases / All y’all stare in my face and hope you could be to replace me / Snitchin’ on us without no interrogation / I stay silent ’cause we at war and I’m very patient.”

Meek Mill has been quick to respond to Drake’s diss track. Soon after “Charged Up’s” release, he tweeted, “Baby lotion soft…” and then followed it up with, “I can tell he wrote that tho…”

Since the first Meek Mill Twitter “revelations” on Drake, insiders have identified rapper Quentin Thomas as his alleged ghost writer, TMZ reports. DJ Funkmaster Flex recently played Quentin’s alternate version of Drake’s hit song “10 Bandz,” and they do sound similar.

Meek and his crew claim that Drake used Quentin Miller’s version as a reference for the track that eventually ended up on the album. Quentin Miller’s name appears pretty often on the album credits for If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, and he’s credited on “10 Bandz.”

The person who’s really in the middle of this is Nicki Minaj. She’s label mates and friends with Drake, and Meek Mill is her boyfriend. The New York rapper has not made a comment on the Drake/Meek Mill rap beef as yet. Minaj has had enough to deal with given her recent tweets calling out MTV and her subsequent Twitter beef with Taylor Swift.

One person who hasn’t remained silent is Drake’s long-time producer Noah “40” Shebib. Shebib shot back at Meek and Funkmaster Flex’s claims in a series of tweets, where he sought to vindicate Drake. Quentin Miller has also denied that he is Drake’s ghostwriter, according to Rap-up.com.

“I am not and never will be a ‘ghostwriter’ for Drake,” he said. “I’m proud to say that we’ve collaborated, but I could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together.”

Maybe it’s time for Quentin and Meek Mill to chat and clear up some things about Drake.

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