He’s one of the biggest rappers on the planet, but Drake’s reputation has taken a huge blow after fellow rapper Meek Mill suggested he doesn’t write his own lines.
Meek Mill might have been inspired by his girlfriend Nicki Minaj, who in the same evening had to provide a crash-course on the music industry’s huge race problem.
In a series of tweets, the 28-year-old rapper said Drake didn’t write his verse on Meek’s recent single "R.I.C.O" and that he regularly employs a ghostwriter to pen his lyrics.
Stop comparing drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
The whole game know forreal they scared to tell the truth! I can't wait tok these guys and sit back and act like they don't know!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
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
I only know how to tell the truth..... If hov gave me a verse somebody wrote I would do the same thing! No shade to hov!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
He also said most people in the industry are aware of the fact but are too scared to speak out, while praising artists like Kendrick Lamar and J Cole for maintaining artistic integrity despite their increased profiles.
Drake has yet responded to the caims, although Tesco has waded in with their ownunique blend of food-based banter:
Hey Drake, we’ve got some ready-made wraps too… pic.twitter.com/wprts9aBdN— Tesco (@Tesco) July 22, 2015
Wraps. Raps. Geddit?