I don’t wanna hear about this ever again.
Well, now Drake’s over not just hearing about it. He’s actually opening up!
In one of his first interviews with a magazine since his less than favorable Rolling Stone drama, he confessed to The Fader’s Fader magazine about their whole beef, saying:
“I’m just gonna bring it up ’cause it’s important to me. I was at a charity kickball game├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥which we won, by the way├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥and my brother called me. He was just like, ├óΓé¼╦£I don’t know if you’re aware, but, yo, they’re trying to end us out here. They’re just spreading, like, propaganda. Where are you? You need to come here.’ So we all circled up at the studio, and sat there as Flex went on the air, and these guys flip-flopped [about how] they were gonna do this, that, and the third. Given the circumstances, it felt right to just remind people what it is that I do, in case your opinions were wavering at any point.”
And that’s when Drizzy released his first diss track, Charged Up. Of course, the lack of response from Meek didn’t go over well with him.
“This is a discussion about music, and no one’s putting forth any music? You guys are gonna leave this for me to do? This is how you want to play it? You guys didn’t think this through at all├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥nobody? You guys have high-ranking members watching over you. Nobody told you that this was a bad idea, to engage in this and not have something? You’re gonna engage in a conversation about writing music, and delivering music, with me? And not have anything to put forth on the table? It was weighing heavy on me. I didn’t get it. I didn’t get how there was no strategy on the opposite end. I just didn’t understand. I didn’t understand it because that’s just not how we operate.”
It’s all about the game plan!
Which is what prompted him to release yet another track aimed at Meek, sharing:
“I was like, ├óΓé¼╦£I’m gonna probably just finish this.’ And I know how I have to finish it. This has to literally become the song that people want to hear every single night, and it’s gonna be tough to exist during this summer when everybody wants to hear [this] song that isn’t necessarily in your favor.”
As for the ghostwriting rumors — and the tracks of other rappers spitting familiar verses — all he’ll say is:
“I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running. I don’t mind that. And those recordings├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥they are what they are. And you can use your own judgment on what they mean to you. There’s not necessarily a context to them. And I don’t know if I’m really here to even clarify it for you. It’s just, music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥for me, it’s like, I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point. And I’m not ashamed.”
Ooh! We wonder what Meek is going to have to say about all this!
Guess time will tell!
[Image via The Fader.]