Mill began a familiar hip hop Twitter storm earlier this week (think back to Frank Ocean and Miguel earlier this month) after accusing Drake of using a ghostwriter and faking his raps on their single “RICO” when the singer didn’t promote the track on social media.
Other rap heavyweights waded in on the argument, including producer Noah “40” Shebib, who defended Drake saying he had firsthand experience of watching the rapper create his own music.
“Thankfully for me Drake isn’t just a rapper. He’s also a musician and a producer and a creator…There’s countless number ones and songs Drake has written for others never mind himself, that’s the funny part lol!” he wrote.
I can't count the hours that myself and drake have spent writing producing and recording music. Let's just say... 5000 hours...— Noah Shebib (@OVO40) July 23, 2015
If your asking if q contributed to if you're reading this the answer is yes. You can also read that in the credits.— Noah Shebib (@OVO40) July 23, 2015
Now Drizzy has spoken through his own music to deny the claims made against him.
In a track that has appeared on Soundcloud entitled “Charged Up (Meek Mill & Funk Flex Diss)”, the rapper addressed the ghostwriting allegations saying: “All y’all stare in my face and hope you could be to replace me / Snitchin’ on us without no interrogation / I stay silent ‘cause we at war and I’m very patient.”
He adds: “Wow, I’m honoured that you think this is staged / I’m flattered man, in fact I’m amazed… You boys aren’t gettin’ any of your feelings on me / You should embrace it this could be one our realest moments.”
He later wonders why Meek Mill is complaining about something so minor in light of the current crisis facing unarmed black men in America in light of recent police abuse.
“Cops are kill’ people with their arms up / But your main focus is tryin’ to harm us?”
Meek Mill has responded to the track, calling it “baby lotion soft”. But he at least admits he can tell it wasn’t ghostwritten.
Baby lotion soft......— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
I can tell he wrote that 1 tho......— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015