Is Meek Mill Making A Big Mistake By Not Responding To Drake Quicker?
If 99 percent of the rappers out there took a shot at Drake, he wouldn’t respond to them. Drake is too big and, frankly, too busy to be bothered with trading shots with other rappers. He’s also not a battle MC or a guy who is too concerned with being a rap god, so when most rappers take aim at Drake, he simply ignores them.
Meek Mill managed to get under Drake’s skin last week, though, by taking to Twitter to suggest that the Canadian rapper uses ghostwriters to pen some of his songs. This led to the Internet going wild with speculation about what those accusations would mean for Drake’s career. Is he a fraud? Should he be ostracized from the hip-hop community? Will it impact his legacy? Those are questions that people are still asking but, over the weekend, Drake responded to Meek with a song called “Charged Up” that featured a bunch of subliminal lines directed as the Philadelphia rapper. It was well received by rap fans and, while it probably won’t go down as an all-time classic diss record, it does prove that Drake is ready for war with Meek. Listen to the song here:
Is Meek ready for war with Drake, though? Last night, Funkmaster Flex revealed that he was going to play Meek’s response to Drake live on his Hot 97 show. Everyone tuned in, everyone waited, and then everyone was left very disappointed when no new Meek song came. Meek then posted this on Twitter as a joke:
Here it gooooooooo lets get it 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/eWdMOXZrPh
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 28, 2015
And it made a lot of people angry. It also caused a lot of people to question what in the world Meek is doing right now in terms of dealing with Drake.
It felt like a missed opportunity for Meek. Even though he doesn’t necessarily have to reply to Drake right away—we’d rather him release something worthwhile than drop a half-hearted effort—the whole rap world was looking at him last night, and he dropped the ball. Now, he’s going to really need to blow everyone away in order to redeem himself. And unfortunately, it might not be possible for him to do it, which would ultimately end up making him look the loser in this rap battle even though Drake is the one who got exposed.
What do you think about Meek Mill’s approach to his beef with Drake? Is he approaching it all wrong, or do you think he knows exactly what he’s doing?