“You guys didn’t think this through at all—nobody?”
Drake finally opens up about his beef with Meek Mill. In The FADER‘s 100th issue, he tells of how his brother broke the news to him of Meek’s public accusations—what got him thinking that he should record“Charged Up” immediately. Then he remembers how impatient he got when Meek didn’t respond before he dropped “Back to Back“:
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—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?
Drake also answers Meek’s original question: Does he actually use ghostwriters? He doesn’t deny that he works with others necessarily. “If I have to be the vessel for this conversation to be brought up—you know, God forbid we start talking about writing and references and who takes what from where—I’m OK with it being me,” he says.
Then he gives the quote that Drake fans are likely gonna repeat from now until his songs stop charting: “It’s just, music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that—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.”
Read the interview at its entirety over at The FADER.