By: Lakayla Boseman |Published: 9/17/2018|
It seems as if the feud between Meek Mill and Drake has officially came to an end. Even though the two technically squashed the beef when Drake shouted Free Meek Mill at a 2017 Australian concert, fans of the two were not buying into random unity. Drake sensed fan confusion and in early September, shockingly brought out Meek Mill to perform the 2012 hit, Dreams and Nightmares at an Aubrey and Three Amigos tour stop in Philadelphia.
Clearly one of music’s more controversial feuds, the feud originated when Mill was upset that Drake failed to promote Meek Mill’s 2015 album, Dreams worth More Than Money, an album Drake was featured on. In a now three year old tweet, Meek Mill blasted Drake claiming that Drake never planned to promote the Dreams and Nightmares because Meek Mill’s entourage found out that the Hotline Bling rapper uses a ghostwriter. Meek Mill continued slamming Drake saying that if he was aware that Drake used a ghostwriter he would have pulled him from Dreams and Nightmares.
Drake took his time with his response to Meek Mill’s allegations in 2015, but Drizzy’s longtime producer Noah Shebib, took to twitter the same night of Mill’s allegations to clear up any rumors. In a series of Tweets, Shebib claimed that Drake’s alleged ghostwriter contributed to Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late album but did not actually write lyrics for the Fear rapper.
Drake eventually responded to Meek Mill’s allegations by releasing the song Charged Up. The rap universe heavily criticized Drake calling the song weak. Meek Mill took the insult a step further tweeting that he heard the song and it was “baby lotion soft”. Drake refused to let the criticism consume him and dropped a new diss track the very next day titled Back 2 Back. This record set the rap universe ablaze. Meanwhile Meek Mill remained silent. DJ Funkmaster Flex, attempted to bail out Meek Mill by dropping Mill’s Drake diss track Wanna Know. Unfortunately for Meek Mill, The record contained samples from Drake’s surprise album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and was scrubbed from the Internet. With the exception of Summer Sixteen, which many believed was the final dagger in Meek Mill’s career, the feud began to settle.
Fast forward to 2018 and it seems that Mill and Drake rekindled both their professional and personal relationship. Drake confirmed this with a heartfelt Instagram post after the concert saying that the performance bought him peace of mind and that he’s glad Meek Mill was released from prison.