Some days, I actually feel sorry for Drake. And then I remember that he’s talented, rich, famous, funny, successful and delightfully strange. But I do feel sorry for him just because he seems to be constantly friendzoned by his dream women, whether it’s Rihanna, Zoe Kravitz, Serena Williams or Nicki Minaj. Drake and Minaj have been tight for years and years. Did they ever hook up? I don’t know. My read was always that he would have loved to and maybe she threw something his way at one time, but they are mostly just friends. Why bring this up? Because Minaj’s boyfriend Meek Mill has major beef with Drake and Drake got the last laugh. Here’s what happened:
First, Meek Mill released his second album, which included one song that featured Drake. Then Meek threw a hissy fit on Twitter that Drake hadn’t helped him out by tweeting about his (Meek’s) album. During the Twitter rant, Meek claimed: “He don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out!” Then Quentin Miller – who some believe has ghostwritten some or all of Drake’s rhymes – denied that he writes for Drake. People started taking sides. Some claimed Drake is full of it and of course he doesn’t write his own stuff. Some said people were just hatin’ on Drake and Meek Mill is a punk.
Drake then released a song called “Charged Up” about the situation with Meek Mill. It was widely acclaimed, it’s a good song and the rhymes are solid. Meek Mill declared it to be “baby soft lotion” and then Meek claimed that he was going to throw down with Drake with a competing track. Meek released an audio which consisted of 15 seconds of screaming. Nicki Minaj and Meek’s Pinkprint Tour then came to Toronto (Drake’s hometown), where Meek got booed onstage.
While the world waited for Meek Mill’s diss track, Drake released another song, “Back to Back Freestyle.” This was Drake’s big mic-drop moment because he got super-personal about Meek and Nicki’s relationship. Then late Thursday, July 30, Meek Mill finally dropped his diss track about Drake, a song called “Wanna Know.” To say that the song was not well-received… well, here’s a sample of some of the best social media critiques:
Meek Mill take it from us- if you gonna serve beef serve it high quality
— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) July 31, 2015
"At least you tried baby that's all that matters" 😂😂😂😭😭 #WannaKnow pic.twitter.com/LKm3pnS56K
— K£N (@KenMwendwa) July 31, 2015
BRUH 😂😂😩😩😩 #MeekMill pic.twitter.com/2YSoQYRZUt
— Denzel Tucker (@Shimmy_Nupetron) July 31, 2015
Yeah. Meek Mill’s comeback was so weak that there are widespread rumors that Nicki Minaj dumped his ass or she will soon. Meek claims that they’re still together, but seriously… Minaj, get your head in the game!! And finally, this is how Drake responded when “Wanna Know” dropped. God, I really love Drake.
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How old are these people again? How stupid.
Nah this is classic hip hop! This old school. Diss raps were how people started out. The hip hop community and fans are loving this. All in good fun.
They’re no biggie or tupac though
Yes SK! This is entertaining as hell.
I agree that it’s stupid, whether it’s part of the “culture” or not. To each their own…
True. I don’t know why I even read about it. I’ll never get it, but that’s fine.
Yeah, the problem is probably my age, not theirs. It just seems so juvenile to me, but if everybody’s enjoying it, then I just shouldn’t care.
Agree. I admit I’m not familiar with hip hop or rap scene, but I can’t see how is this different to the high school-like feuds between pop artists.
This is classic hip hop wars. It may seem childish to some of you. But artist have been doing it for years.
Kool Moe Dee versus Busy Bee
Biggie versus Tupac
Jay Z versus Nas
50 Cents versus Ja Rule
Cannabus versus LL Cool J
Like Kim versus Nicki Minaj
Common versus West Side Connection
Ice Cube versus NWA
Dr. Dre versus Easy E
It is part of the culture and for many years even unknown artist participates in rap battles. Pretty much what rap battles do is give the artist a chance to show his craft while dissing the other artist, except they do it on stage the way Eminem did it in 8 Miles.
Thank you for explaining it that way. I understand better now. It was nice of you to take the time, and a reminder to me not to judge things I know nothing about. (I know that’s not how you meant it, but it still made me think about it.)
Jay Z vs Nas
I loved that even Jay Zs mom said he went too far in their battle.
You are exactly right!!! The only difference (to me) is that today’s hip hop artists all seem soft compared to those of the past. I cannot, for the life of me, listen to what is called hip hop these days. 🙁
I was very surprised to see this go down considering Drake and Minaj have a good relationship. Methinks there’s more than a little insecurity on Meek’s part about just how vague their “history” is that might have inspired his lashing out.
It definitely was a bad week for Meek.
The ghostwriting claims don’t even make sense since this guy Miller is credited in the songs as co-writer. I’m not going to lie, hearing the reference tracks and knowing that Drake’s most famous hooks ( like the hook in Know Yourself) aren’t his ideas disappointed me a bit. But then again, this could be said for most artists who have co-writers.
I don’t think Nicki broke up with Meek, maybe they had a fallout for this whole mess, but they’re still in the honeymoon phase so…
Drake does write his own songs. He was writing and signing/recording since he was on Degrassi.
MM album sales skyrocketed now that he’s w/Nicki. If it ends now, will he be another Selena? What say ye CBers?
He screwed himself with those two diss tracks, especially considering he came off a #1album. He’s going to have to come so much harder to prove that he is a talented rapper, at best/worst he’ll be like a Soulja Boy/Wiz Khalifa.
Selena is…in a league of her own when it comes to her career downswing and being the ‘ex’.
Whataburger commented?! That is everything. Drake ftw!
I love your name. It makes me laugh.
I know! That made me laugh.
Yeah that’s pretty much the first sign that you’ve lost and it’s time to slink away……..
Yep. I LOL’d when I read it.
Oh whataburger…what are we going to do with you?
Whattaburger, White Castle, ROSETTA STONE!
(I find Rosetta Stone’s the best one)
I’m shocked that corporations got in on it but it’s amazingly hilarious.
I know! I’m so tickled that corporations were adding to the smack that was put down, it makes the whole thing that much more hilarious.
Meek got completely dragged this week and it gave me life. Funniest thing on Twitter this entire week.
I love Drake and I have since he was on Degrassi. People don’t know what to do with a “singin’ n*gga” (his words not mine) in the rap game with massive crossover appeal, a guy who shows his feelings too much, etc. Drake basically is the antithesis of anyone in the rap game today. Which to me is great. The tracks released as evidence was stupid because reference tracks are used all the time and like people said Q is a cowriter on some songs.
Basically Mill started a beef he couldn’t finish over something stupid. And before people say “gosh so juvenile” beef is a huge part of rap. It just is.
Also see Norm Kelly’s tweets…zero chill haha
Word. Drake consistently delivers (even Drake memes crush all others). Funny how some outlets are just now running the story, b/c this shit has been the gift that keeps giving aaaall week.
And Lmao @normkelly
I know. Although I was surprised just how many outlets ran this story…HuffPost, E, UsWeekly, Jezebel, etc all ran stories on this. I think this site is just really behind on this.
And yes Drake isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but jealously is a game you will never win. And Drake for all his “softness” completely showers up to play. I think he surprised a lot of people
I think Lainey finally ran it Friday too, which is surprising considering.
So true. Over a week late it seems.
You’re right, I had forgotten that about rap. An entire industry built on disrespect that brings about entertainment.
Lol, you can sum up anything you don’t personally enjoy to make it song ugly.
“Country music – the same 5 chords and an obsession with trucks.”
You can also not enjoy something without needing to insult it or display ignorance about its true basis and style.
Most idiotic comment ever. Have a seat, dip.
His tweets throughout this whole thing have been hilarious.
Too bad he isn’t a n***a he is just a upper/middle class canadian mixie ( i say this as a lower/middle class canadian mixie) that sing song raps about well nothing of any importance.. ugh they are both the worst and this whole “battle” is ridiculous.
Nicki really has silly taste in men, doesn’t she?
This was a good week for hip hop. A good old fashioned beef and I was there for every second of it. Meek made himself look sooo petty. I loved how Charged up was like a warning and seemed as if Drake was chastising his son for misbehaving. And then on Back To Back he let him have it! I honestly think Meek’s original Twitter rant was out of jealousy for both Drake and Nicki’s ex Safaree. He got what he deserved. It’s also hilarious that Meek’s most popular song is one he had Drake featured on… and Nicki hasn’t said a WORD. Clearly, she’s #TeamDrake.
Yes to all this. Shout out to boss chicks wifing is my line for life.
For me it’s either “it’s a world tour or your girls tour” or “you gettin bodied by a singin n*gga”
Those were complete mic drop moments for me
Yassss or your girl’s tour killed me.
Omg yes!! And how about “Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers” That line had me like 💀
And “I don’t wanna hear about this ever again, even when she tell him that they better as friends”
And notice Meek hasn’t been on Twitter since LOL
Also Drake sent bottles to Charlemagne (like he said in Charged Up) so it looks like he converted someone else to his side. He didn’t even like Drake either so it was a surprising move on his part (and Cha was clearly surprised as well).
Basically Drake won on the social media moves ALONE
For real! I could not look away. I was following it on so many sites. Rap beefs are the best!
Meek was a moron for talking it up like Ether. Poor guy. He just did not have a good week.
I almost feel remote burn for him, but then I’m like nah.
She probably saw her and Meek’s “All Eyes On You” video and caught severe embarrassment.
The only woman Drake has been friendzoned by is Nicki. I know for a fact he has hooked up with Rih, Zoe & Serena.
I think the major reason Meek lost is because he looked so petty. Whereas Drake kept his cool and did less talking via social media.
This is kind of sad because Drake & Meek had a good friendship, but I guess jealousy is killer.
Not to mention like Joe Budden said the rap game is different. You can’t drop a lame diss and go away for a week. You have to be on your Twitter game, your promo game, your interview game.
Drake killed him by not only smashing him on the track but also getting so many brands/Twitter followers to kill Meek. I mean that tweet with Nicki saying “At least you stood up for yourself.”?
My Lord he wasn’t ready.
You “know for a fact”? LOL, ok.
I ADORE Drake’s Petty Light skinned butthurt dude Antics! His true superpowers are Pettiness and Loving Your Girl Like no one has ever loved her before, He stays doing THEE Utmost for Tumblr audiences and I Sincerely love that
what nearly killed me cackling was That as per Back To Back he went and sent Chalamagne (who he stays giving the side eye in public) 6 bottles of dom perignon with a Note saying “Lets Be Friends” KNOWING This Plays right in to his Baby soft image and That Charlamagne and Andrew schultz have been clowning him for months talking about how he stays taking other men’s girls right from under them
You had me at your first sentence 😂
And just because I know how much you like em, 🙌🏾 6🙏🏾
1:12 made me laugh if you’re reading this @Nicole
He is everything to me right now
Team Drizzy all the way!!!
Norm Kelly is a middle aged Canadian politician and he is AWESOME. His tweets about MM are hilarious.
Someone said “Keep it on the low but Norm Kelly is Drake’s real Dad.” and I haven’t stopped laughing since. LMAO.
Haha, that is hilarious! So easy to picture.
Wait, so it’s ok for Drake to hold grudges and release diss tracks but Taylor Swift does it and she’s petty and disappointing? I think this whole thing with Drake and Meek is funny just like I think it’s funny that Taylor and Katy have beef.
Totally different scenarios.
Swift passive aggressively writes songs aimed at specific individuals and then cries wolf when she’s called out on it, Drake & Meek are engaging in classic old skool hip hop beef where everybody is fair game (and no one cries victim when they’re called out on their shit).
Taylor hides behind her schtick, while Drake & Meek were out there for all to see and weren’t taking a damn thing back.
Yup, know your music genres.
Drake literally wrote two songs specifically addressing Meek.
Taylor feigned innocence and had a shark ‘surprise’ her during her concert.
Even if Drake did share her genre she’s the one too immature to admit she’s just trying to hurt everyone who ever pissed her off.
If Taylor would own her pettiness people wouldn’t drag her for it. And the “slights” against Taylor are stupid ish like Camilla dating her ex after they broke up. That deserved her being called a sl*t in a song. Yea she deserves to be called out.
Rap beefs are basically going back to the foundations of underground rap battles where everything is fair game. No one is crying about so and so is mean…the entire point is to showcase your rap skills by dissing the opponent. It’s also why diss tracks have a time limit because it’s supposed to be freestyle. It’s the basis of rap and if you call someone out you expect a response. What Taylor does is use her “squad” and her music to trash people for nothing basically. And no one can say something in response because then we are “mean”
I guess I just don’t understand this but women bicker over twitter and it’s petty and ‘OMG soooo middle school. How OLD are they?’ But two dudes do it and it’s hilarious? Katy Perry pipes up ina chick fight and it’s her being a bitch and throwing a dirty dig when someone’s already down. Whataburger jumps in on the male version and everyone applauds them. I seriously don’t get it. You can’t even say it’s a genre thing because one of the women in question is a rapper. I don’t get it. I enjoy it but don’t get it.
Methinks a few CBers don’t practice what they preach with all their feminism and equality talk… Just sayin’.
Which woman in Taylor vs. Katy Perry is a rapper? Because Nicki is a rapper and she wasn’t insulting Taylor, she was pissed she had impressive stats on her video and wasn’t getting rewarded for it while Miley was. Taylor inserted herself when all the breadcrumbs showed it was never about her. Then when she got rightfully dragged she excused herself right out of it and apologized. Except the same thing that made her respond to Nicki is the same immaturity that made her write songs about girls who also called her out for the lame excuse of ‘supporting women’. These two situations are not comparable at all.
Oranges will never be apples just because they’re both fruit. Drake never pulled a “I don’t want to say who this songs about but you guys can guess and I’ll pretend not to do confirm.” He directly addressed Meek without any pretense. I think for those people who don’t understand the situation you have to know about rap and hip hop and understand what the purpose of a battle is. It’s all about challenging your equal and attacking their weaknesses while also showing the strength of your rhymes. Most rappers don’t even fully have any hurt feelings when they diss each other, it’s all about sport and challenge.
It WAS petty and omg so middle school of Meek to be spilling all over twitter, that’s the crux of why it’s all so hilarious….I mean he started all of this because he was mad Drake didn’t tweet about his album lmfao… and Drake showed him up by taking it away from social media and writing quality diss tracks.
I’ve been wondering about the same thing. Maybe it’s because men are judged by their accomplishments and women are judged (by other women no less) by their ability to navigate through social “games”. And mind you if you make a bad move you’re gonna be judged harshly (ugh she’s so mean I hate her) but if you always make only good moves you’re gonna be judged harshly too ( everyone always says that she’s so nice ugh she’s so calculated I hate her)
Those two beefs – Meek vs Drake and VMA Twitter war- are good examples of that cause the circumstances were virtually the same – talking trash on twitter and diss tracks (well one diss rack in the latter case) yet the reactions are wildly different.
Ps I’m sorry about my English, I can see it’s not perfect 🙁 I hope you can make some sense out of my comment.
This whole thing sounds like something straight out of Zoolander. Bwahaha!!!!
Karma definitely bit Meek in the butt. He also didn’t tweet another musician from my country (after they collaborated on a song). Glad he got his own back.