Nicki Minaj has come a long way in regard to her music career, and when it comes to her relationship with Meek Mill, fans of Drake and Nicki Minaj are just beginning to accept that she has settled for the Dreamchasers singer. And recently, criticism of their relationship came from unlikely quarters after rapper Joe Budden referred to Nicki Minaj as being “stupid” for choosing to be in a relationship with Meek Mill.
This was while talking about Nicki Minaj’s lack of awareness about podcasts. The following was his exact statement.
“Nicki sounded real stupid. And I know she’s stupid cause she like stupid ni**as. Because Meek is stupid. I’m just giving you my interpretation. I don’t hear and see s**t like the rest of y’all. I rolldon’t. So, her saying ‘Have fun with your little podcast,’ while every major mind in the country is doing a podcast. It speaks to your level of unawareness…The older I get, I just have a problem with stupid people.”
Having just completed his house arrest time, Meek Mill recently dissed Drake via Snapchat, something which in the past did not seem like a very good idea. He reiterated that Drake used ghostwriters to write his songs and that Weeknd was responsible for half of Drake’s album. The following was his actual statement.
“Weeknd gave half his album to that Drake n****. Drake not original at all.”
This was following The Weeknd’s interview with Rolling Stone in which he revealed that he had in 2013 given Drake lyrics that he had created for his House of Balloons mixtape. They ended up in the former’s album dubbed Take Care. The following was his statement in regard to this, according to the site.
“‘I was hungry….I was like, ‘Dude, take anything.” Today, he says he has nothing but gratitude for Drake, whom he calls ‘my closest friend in the industry at that time.’
“‘I gave up almost half of my album. It’s hard. I will always be thankful — if it wasn’t for the light he shined on me, who knows where I’d be. And everything happens for a reason… You never know what I would say if this success wasn’t in front of me now.”
Soon after, he began getting offers from major music labels. Although Weeknd’s statement puts Drake in bad light, it does not really water down his success. And when Meek recently tried to acknowledge his success via Instagram, fans still pointed out that Drake was the better rapper. In his post about his Dreams Worth More Than Money album, fans suggested that it only became a hit because Drake and Future were featured; otherwise, it wouldn’t have gone platinum. The following are some of the comments from his Instagram page indicating this.
“aye__dread: If It Wasn’t For Drake & Future Yo Album Wouldn’t Have Did S**t, They Got The Best Two Songs On The Mf!”
iam_kayleader: Drakes first EP went gold in a year. Took this man 3+ years to be certified gold @ed.glizzy_ Drake wins”
Still, Meek Mill has done well for himself as he was hip-hop’s third best-selling rapper last year, with his album Dreams Worth More Than Money selling 246,000 units in the first week. Looking at the bestselling album last year, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late was first, while Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money came in sixth, according to Hip Hop Early.
Even though Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend, Meek, has refused to be compared to Drake on numerous occasions, the numbers indicate that the latter shifts more units, even though he claims that Drizzy never writes his own raps. This means that Drake is still regarded as the better rapper in hip-hop circles.
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