Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend, Meek Mill and Drake have been involved in a feud for some time now after the Philly rapper stated that the Canadian artist didn’t write his own raps and so couldn’t be compared to him. And as the beef escalated to diss tracks from both sides, Drake emerged as the clear winner based on the popularity of his songs.
Last Sunday, however, Drake made a daring move by dissing Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend while in his hometown, during the “Summer Sixteen” tour. In his performance, Drake allegedly changed some of the lyrics to his songs to indirectly disparage the rapper. For example, in the song “Still Here,” he used the lines “Me and all my n**** doing well, doing well, dawg / Man, you not really from Philly and they can tell”.
However, Drizzy was keen to clarify that his beef with Meek Mill was only between the two. This was while speaking to the crowd, stating, “I love your city. You did that s— to your motherf—— self, boy.” In His Washington DC concert, Drake changed the lyrics for his song “Back To Back” from “He still ain’t did s*** about the other one” to “That p**** still ain’t did s*** about the other one,” according to International Business Times.
Dissing Meek Mill in his own home turf caused a bit of an uproar by local rappers and radio presenters as it was deemed disrespectful. One of those vocal about this was Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97. According to him, Drake’s diss was uncalled-for. The following was his tweet about this.
“Someone has you really gassed. Dissing Hot in NYC, Meek in Philly … There was no need for Drake to reignite things with Meek.”
He also stated that Drake was too soft to be picking fights with “real” players like Meek Mill. This was via a tweet that read, “You’re an actor, bro. You’re as soft as me … There was no need for Drake to reignite things with Meek. He’s always been realer than you. Your content is meaningless … @Drake wouldn’t have been the toughest kid in my hebrew school … Make hits for the club … Don’t try to be hard. Please”.
The radio host didn’t end there. He took issue with Drake’s supposedly lame lyrics in an attempt to diss Mill, inviting Drizzy to come over to the studio for an interview about it. This is what he said.
“Yo, Drizzy, we have to have a talk, bro. Some of these bars, bro. Come on, man. You’re too good a rapper to do that. Respect the booth, man. You’re the No. 1 guy in the game.”
Away from Rosenberg’s comments, Rick Ross, who discovered Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend also had something to say about the Drake and Meek Mill feud, saying that he was always going to help them resolve their differences. But if he couldn’t do that, the only other way was to let their beef blow itself out. He, however, also threw in a subtle threat stating that if the worst came to the worst, he was going to take Meek Mill’s side. The following was his exact statement.
“For my dawg [Meek Mill], it’s whatever if it’s going to be whatever. If it’s gotta go there, man, Rozay’s going to jump on the porch on your a**.”
This is according to a podcast on TMZ. Meek Mill’s last diss song directed at Drake was on “All The Way Up”, also featuring Remy Ma and Fat Joe. In the song, Meek Mill reiterated that Drake never writes his own lyrics in the following lines.
“This is hip-hop / You ain’t write it, don’t record it / I don’t know how they gettin’ down ‘cross the border… Views from the projects / Ni**a I’m the prospect.”
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