This week has seen Drake and Meek Mill trade blows in what’s been the highest profile rap beef in years. With most having declared Drizzy the winner (or at least ahead of Meek in the battle right now), the Canadian rapper was feeling confident while hosting a kickball match against NBA star LeBron James in Toronto yesterday, declaring to a cameraman before the game, “I haven’t taken a loss all week”.
It was, no doubt, a veiled dig at Meek Mill. The pair became involved in the dispute last week after the Philadelphia rapper took to Twitter to accuse Drake of not writing his own lyrics. The MC responded by releasing two dis tracks, ‘Charged Up’ and ‘Back To Back’, the latter of which saw him mock Mill for embarking on a joint tour with girlfriend Nicki Minaj (“You love her then you gotta get a world tour/Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?”)
Meek Mill replied with his own response song, ‘Wanna Know’, which sampled Drake’s alleged ghostwriter, Quentin Miller. Scroll down to listen to all three songs.
Among those to weigh in on the beef has been wrestler Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, who claimed via Instagram that Drake had been victorious and that he was “glad to see a fellow Canadian walk away with the championship gold around his waist”.
Hart’s former employers the WWE are less than impressed though, claiming that ‘Wanna Know’ infringes on the copyright of wrestler The Undertaker’s entry music. The iconic wrestler’s entrance music opens with chiming bells, before kicking into a dark, operatic rock melody to suit his in-ring character. The bells heard in the background of the wrestler’s track ‘The Darker Side / Graveyard Symphony’ do sound strikingly similar to those used by Mill.
A WWE spokesperson told TMZ.com that “WWE takes its intellectual property rights very seriously, and we’re looking into the matter.”
Meek Mill is currently on an extended tour of North America, but will arrive in Canada in the middle of the coming month, a few days after Drake’s tour leaves.