I think I can safely say that we all remember all that drama that happened during the Drake and Meek Mill feud earlier in 2015? Well, that drama might not be quite over yet, as Drake's diss track "Back to Back" is nominated at the 2016 Grammys in the Best Rap Performance category. During the much-publicized feud between Drake and Meek Mill, the Internet seemed to proclaim Drake the winner. And he couldn't do much better than receiving a Grammy nomination, could he? I mean, there's winning a feud and then there's winning a feud. Drake is winning.
One of the reasons the feud between Drake and Meek Mill got so out of control was because Nicki Minaj was caught in the middle of it. Minaj is a long-time BFF of Drake's, and is also currently dating Meek Mill. In "Back to Back," Drake goes as far as to reference Minaj by saying, "Is that a world tour or your girl's tour?" referring to the fact that Mill was a support act for his girlfriend. This is, perhaps, the ultimate diss — accusing the rapper of riding on his girlfriend's coattails — and is maybe part of the reason that Drake seemed to win the feud.
What will it mean if Drake's "Back to Back" wins a Grammy for Best Rap Performance? Especially considering that the diss track that Meek Mill wrote, "Wanna Know", was so poorly received?
Drake has had an extremely successful year in 2015, with his single "Hotline Bling" inspiring loads of parodies, and mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late having sold over one million copies to date, since its release in February 2015. Although Meek Mill didn't sell nearly as many copies of his album as Drake did, he scored his first number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 when Dreams Worth More Than Money, sold almost a quarter of a million copies in its first week. Still, having not received any nominations in Monday's Grammy announcements, it seems as though Drake has ultimately won the spat.
It'd be particularly apt if Drake won a Grammy for "Back to Back" considering the feud initially began when Meek Mill called out Drake on social media for not writing all of his own lyrics. The rapper said, "Stop comparing drake to me too ... He don't write his own raps!" Drake might not "write his own raps," but he might win his own Grammys for the raps that he wrote. Enough said.