Drake responds to Meek Mill's ghostwriting criticism with new 'diss' track 'Charged Up'

Meek Mill says the track sounds like 'baby lotion' but at least admits he can tell it was written and performed by Drake

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Drake has responded to accusations from Meek Mill that he uses a ‘ghostwriter’ on his tracks by releasing a new song refuting the claims in a rap.

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.

Rapper Meek Mill says Drake doesn't write his own verses - and the entire industry knows it

“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.

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.