Last week, Meek Mill accused Drake of ghostwriting his raps. This weekend, Drake responded in song.
The two hip-hop stars had collaborated on two tracks previously, and it was “R.I.C.O.”, a cut off of Mill's 2015 album “Dreams Worth More Than Money” that sent Mill to Tweet:
He ain't even write that verse on my album and if I woulda knew I woulda took it off my album….. I don't trick my fans! Lol
– Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
Writer Quentin Miller was the alleged ghostwriter for Drizzy's rhyme, and he posted on Tumblr this week with an admiring not about Drake's songcraft and swatting away the accusation. “I am not and never will be a “ghostwriter” for drake.. Im proud to say that we”ve collaborated .. but i could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together[.]”
Drake has an OVO Sound Radio show on BBC1, and dropped three fresh tracks on Saturday, with new “Charged Up” leading the charge.
In it, you can see the rapper and writer taking aim at Meek, to watch his back during “war,” and even bringing Mill's girlfriend (and Drake's Young Money colleague and collaborator) Nicki Minaj into this relatively easy-moving, even-headed beats mix.
“I did some charity today for the kids/ But I”m used to it cause y”all charity cases/ Six God is watching, I”m just hoping you prepared to face him”
“N*ggas snitching on us without no interrogation / I stay silent ’cause we at war and I”m very patient”
“Wow, I'm honored you think this is staged / I'm flattered, man / In fact, I'm amazed”
“No woman ever had me star struck / Or was able to tell me to get my bars up”
“Rumor has it I either f*cked her or never could / But 'rumor has it' hasn't done you n*ggas any good.”
Meek Mill has heard the track and responded by calling the rap “soft.”
Baby lotion soft…… ????
– Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
Perhaps Mill will have his own response in rhyme this week?
Below are the other two new Drake songs to arrive from the show, “Right Hand” and “You Used To,” a remix of D.R.A.M.'s Drake-featuring single “Cha Cha.”