Feuds Worth More Than Money: Remembering the Meek Mill-Drake Beef

Submitted by notoriousclassics on Wed, 07/21/2021 - 21:30
L-R: Drake, Meek Mill

In July 2015, Meek Mill was riding high off the release of second album Dreams Worth More Than Money, which entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1. But there were some things on his mind.

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Why, Meek wondered, wasn't Drake - an occasional collaborator who appeared on 2012's controversial "Amen" as well as Dreams track "R.I.C.O." - not doing the buddy thing and shouting out the record on social media? He offered a potential explanation in an incendiary (now-deleted tweet) that kicked off a brief, heated feud between the two.

"Stop comparing Drake to me too," Meek posted. "He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out!"

As if that bombshell wasn't enough, things got even more spicy when some claimed they knew just who was allegedly writing Drake's raps. The name that kept popping up was Quentin Miller, half of Atlanta hip-hop duo WDNG Crshrs. Miller had received co-writing credits on several tracks off Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late mixtape - and the controversy heated up when DJ Funkmaster Flex played some reference tracks that had Miller rapping the verses for the track "10 Bands."

By the end of the month, Drake took the fight into the booth, releasing the tracks "Charged Up" and "Back to Back" as an answer to the accusations. Meek responded in kind with the track "Wanna Know" - but by the end of the month, he'd removed the song from SoundCloud, indicating it was time for all to move on. "We really only focusing on making it out that's the only war we fighting," Meek wrote in a deleted Instagram post. "I'm not entertaining no rap/real beef over drake s/o a rapper!"

The feud finally came to an official end in 2018. Drake referenced Meek's legal troubles with words of support at a show in Australia, and by the year's end, both men had reunited onstage and in the studio.