Rapper Meek Mill accused Drake of using ghost writers throughout his career a few days ago, including his verse in his collaboration with Mill in the rapper’s recent song “R.I.C.O”. Since the twitter rant, Drake has remained relatively quiet, probably gathering his thoughts so he could release them in a medium with much more power than any tweet could muster.
In a Beats Radio show Saturday, the Toronto rapper dropped a new track entitled “Charged Up” virtually designed for the sole purpose of dismissing Mill’s allegations and speaking out about his current position in life and the rap industry. The typically R&B-oriented artist strayed from his usual style for a laid back yet dark and solemn rap beat, bearing a very clear message that said he won’t stand for the accusations but he also won’t sink to Mill’s level
“Wow, I’m honoured that you think this is staged. I’m honoured man in fact I’m amazed. The perfect start to the summer, man this s— is a doozy. The twist in a movie, but don’t jump to conclusions.” he states in the lyrics.
This certainly isn’t the first time Drake has had to deal with other artists attempting to call him out, and it definitely won’t be the last, but the artist demonstrates his indifference to the orbiting rumours by not directly distinguishing Mill statements, while also managing to give an effective rebuttal.
“I stay silent cause we at war and I’m very patient.”
It hasn’t yet been confirmed if there is any actual basis to Mill’s attacks, but Drake surely rejects the idea that he doesn’t write his own lyrics – and in a quite compelling way, I might add. Quentin Miller, the rapper that Meek Mill said was a ghost writer for Drake has since refuted the claim in a tumblr post, saying “I am not and never will be a ‘ghostwriter’ for Drake.. I’m proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but I could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together.” I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how this unfolds, and whether or not the other rappers that Mill named in his tweets will give their side of the story.