It seems that people can’t even enjoy their dinners without some rap controversy brewing.
Earlier today, after the VMA nominations were announced, Nicki Minaj felt slighted that her video for “Anaconda” wasn’t nominated for Video Of The Year. Then for whatever reason, Taylor Swift felt slighted by the comment (although Nicki didn’t call out anybody in particular, but that’s what self-absorbed people tend to do: feel a ways about anything that they think is remotely about them), which led to some needless hullabaloo about the whole thing that, honestly, I could care less for. Once the dust began to settle, Meek Mill took to Twitter with this…
N#%^ s so fake u can blow they cover in two days! 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! The whole game know forreal they scared to tell the truth! I can’t wait tok these guys and sit back and act like they don’t know! Don’t compare me to none of the cats that don’t write they own raps either. Kendrick and J Cole really know how to rap even tho they in different lanes …. Dude is all the way outta of it. He ain’t even write that verse on my album and if I woulda knew I woulda took it off my album….. I don’t trick my fans!
(That song, of course, is “R.I.C.O.“)
I only know how to tell the truth….. If hov gave me a verse somebody wrote I would do the same thing! No shade to hov! I know a lot of talk gone b sick …… But it’s nothing they can do! When I get mad I just start saying what’s bothering me….. I can’t not tell the truth! I don’t really trip about the awards… I know they gone give em to the white kids doing it…. That’s why we buy Rollie’s and shit our own trophies! Yall like fake winning…… I been tweeting about it for weeks now … But today I wanted to show somebody how much I don’t care! When he said the dream girl shit on Rico I thought he was coming at me lol Then youngbull played me the verse in his voice b4 my album came out I was mad as shit! Lol
Even Hot 97 wasn’t safe…
Yall chill too…. Yall kinda on the list too! RT @HOT97: About what time you think Meek Mill is going to announce he's hacked?
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
Other artist know tho? lil Wayne and Nicki know ….. Ask em they gone act like they don’t see them tweets. I’m out I’m going to the club.. Holla at Yall for the next episode of #whenkeepingitrealgoesright
And just when you thought he was hacked – or claim to be hacked – the Philly rapper confirmed it was him on Instagram.
Beef is, clearly, the main course this week. After Ghostface Killah and Action Bronson gave us an appetizer, Meek decided to serve up the main course. Meanwhile, all of Rap Twitter is sitting like
UPDATE: Y’all thought he was done?
Ross is really with me…. I don’t look at no tweet …… It’s really love we don’t act like we cool for the camera! And it ain’t about no tweet he ain’t post my album and he on it because he know we found out! It’s so much to it lol. And I only speak facts remenber that!
Taking the ghostwriter claims a step further, his following update name drops Quentin Miller – an Atlanta artist we’ve been posting – as the alleged pen behind Drake’s rhymes. And just in case you were wondering which side of the fence Ross is on…
— Yung Rénzél ? (@rickyrozay) July 22, 2015
UPDATE (7/22): A day later and Meek is pretty much apologizing during a concert in VA.
“Don’t get it twisted, I was just upset as a fan that Drake gave me a verse that he didn’t write. Shout out to Drake. Let him be great in all the lanes that he’s great in.”