Drake Probably Shouldn't Have Stoked This Feud

by Aramide Tinubu

It looks like there is no end in sight for the Drake and Meek Mill feud. The drama started last week, when Meek Mill, who happens to be Nicki Minaj's beau, went on a Twitter rant where he said, "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!" Though Meek Mill went on to publicly apologize to Minaj about his outburst, he stood behind his accusation that Drake did not write his verse for the track "R.I.C.O" which is on Meek Mill's current album Dreams Worth More Than Money. Though Drake was initially silent about the diss, he responded by dropping a new track "Charged Up," and on Wednesday night he dropped an additional diss track aimed at Meek Mill entitled, "Back to Back" (audio below). On the song Drake raps,

You love her then you gotta get a world tour
Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?
I know that you gotta be a thug for her
This ain’t what she meant when she told you to open up more.
Shout out to my boss bi***s wife-in n****s
Make sure you hit him with the prenup.

Considering the fact that Drake and Nicki Minaj are BFFs, I thought this lyric was in poor taste. Drake subtly suggesting that Meek Mill isn't good enough for Minaj is also a dig at his bestie's choice in partner — because, hello, Minaj sure has hell has a choice in who she dates. This ongoing fight between the Queen of Rap's beau and her bestie is only puts her in the middle of things. Wednesday, Minaj's "The Pinkprint Tour" stopped in Toronto — aka Drake's hometown — where Meek Mill apparently had some issues getting across the Canadian border. Though he eventually took the stage during Minaj's set, his arrival was met with mixed reviews by the audience, who I'm guessing were still miffed about what he said about Toronto's golden boy:

Normally beef between hip-hop artists is just something that happens in the industry. However, Meek Mill and Drake using using their relationships with Minaj as a way to get digs in on one another is both petty and childish. It's hard enough when two people that you love are fighting with one another, it's another thing altogether when their arguments involve you or affect your work. Not cool, bros.

I'm not naive enough to think that Drake and Meek Mill can go back to being friends, but it seems like this beef is pointless. Drake may or may not have a ghostwriter on some of his tracks, either way I'm not sure how that affects his artistic talent, plenty of artist do the same. It seems like all of this started because Meek Mill was upset Drake didn't tweet the link to his album when it dropped. If that's really the case, then that's absurd considering the fact that Dreams Worth More Than Money is still topping the charts. I hope Drake and Meek Mill find something to do with their time, but at the very least they should leave Minaj out of their drama. This isn't her problem and girl has work to do.