It’s been a wild week in Hip-Hop since Meek Mill’s shocking Twitter rant which began in reference to Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Safaree and Meek creating his own success before his public relationship with Nicki. Fresh off his sophomore album,Dreams Worth More Than Money, selling 200K+ in its first week and claiming the #1 album spot on the Billboard charts, Meek doesn’t seem too enthused to ride the wave of his triumph. The rant would soon blow into a blazing headline as he also called out Drake with allegations of the rapper having a ghostwriter and wants people to stop comparing them. We’re not exactly sure if comparisons between Meek Mill and Drake were actually a “thing,” but it does call for good conversation at the barbershops. Since that time, social media has been in a frenzy with debates, memes, and much more in regards to the latest rap “beef” between the two Hip-Hop heavyweights. Fans, media, and even plenty of music’s biggest contributors have all chimed in on the ghostwriter topic, proving that today’s musical standards aren’t what they used to be regardless of whether the rumors are true.
The world waited for Drizzy to reply, and, with ease, he did it with new music. On Saturday, he released three records via his Beats 1 OVO Sound Radio show — one of those standing as the response to Meek, titled “Charged Up.” More of a warning shot than anything else, Drake kept the track light with what felt to be an unfinished beat alongside some subtle bars and a calm demeanor. Maybe the biggest shot of the song would be his take on the MMG rapper’s relationship with Nicki Minaj in saying, “No woman ever had me star struck/ Or was able to tell me to get my bars up.” Rumblings of Meek Mill’s response to the record were high as Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex claimed to have the track and intended to play it during his show on Monday. Unfortunately, no record surfaced and social media blasted Flex for failing to hold up on his end of the bargain.
Two days later, the 6 God is back again. Early this morning, he took to Twitter to release a link to another track aimed at Meek Mill (and this one is quite vicious in case you were doubting the previous diss). Drake also makes it clear that he’s waiting for a response, saying “I waited for four days – N***a, where y’all at?” and “I did another one, I did another one/ You still ain’t did s**t about the other one.” He doesn’t even steer away from poking fun at Nicki Minaj being the star of the relationship. But, from the outside looking in, this is exactly what Drake needed — a test. He has a chip on his shoulder with the ghostwriter allegations and now has something to prove. That’s something we haven’t seen in a while.
Drake may be winning the battle right now, but Meek Mill could possibly be the hero. What do you think?