Rappers have engaged in row this week over claims Drake uses a ghostwriter
Drake has revealed a track which appears to diss fellow rapper, and new rival, Meek Mill.
‘Charged Up’ was premiered on Drake’s Beats 1 show and sees the rapper address a controversial week which saw Mill claim that Drake uses a ghostwriter and radio DJ’s leaking demo tracks of his material with another rapper’s voice on.
Earlier this week, Meek Mill claimed that the Toronto native “don’t write his own raps”, adding that he wouldn’t have included him on his new album if he had known prior. The Philadelphia rapper released his second album ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’ in June, with Drake featuring on the track ‘R.I.C.O’.
Drake tackles these feuds head on in ‘Charged Up’ which includes the lyrics: “I did some charity today for the kids / But I’m used to it cause all y’all charity cases / 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 later adds: “Wow, I’m honored that you think this is staged / I’m flattered man, in fact I’m amazed / The perfect start to the summer man, this shit is a doozy / This shit is twistin’ the movie, but don’t jump to any conclusions / You boys aren’t getting’ any of your feelins on me / You should embrace it this could be one of our realest moments.”
The Toronto rapper shared three new songs during his second Beats 1 show. He also took time to include new song ‘Right Hand’ and ‘Cha Cha’, a remix of the D.R.A.M hit of the same name. Hear both songs below.
Drake’s long time producer Noah ’40’ Shebib also moved to defend Drake after Meek Mill and Funkmaster Flex’s allegations and posted a series of tweets about their songwriting process. Meanwhile, ‘ghostwriter’ Quentin Miller has also spoke out about the allegations and denied that he is writing Drake’s lyrics for him.