Maybach Music Group’s Wale has stepped up to give his thoughts on labelmate Meek Mill feuding with Young Money’s Drake last summer.
In a new interview, Wale acknowledged how much of an upper hand Drizzy had in the battle with Meek.
“I honestly think like he brought a pencil to a gun fight,” Wale said referring to Meek Mill. “He ain’t bring a knife. He brought a pen to a piece of paper. He tried to paper cut him to death. You can’t compete with somebody that has that types of relationship. I’m telling every one who thought Meek lost just off the strength of losing, it doesn’t matter what he made, he could have wrote ‘Ether 3.0,’ the opinions of the people would have been that of the boy from Canada waxed him. I’ma tell you why – my man went to Apple – and my man went to Funk Flex–and there’s nothing wrong with Flex–but we talking about Apple, champ. They can hear this in Germany, bruh.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Recently, Meek’s hip-hop girlfriend Nicki Minaj revealed her issues with the Drake feud.
It was getting dark outside when I asked about Drake, Meek, Wayne and Williams. Minaj hadn’t turned on lights, so she was in shadow. ‘‘They’re men, grown-ass men,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s between them.’’ How does it make you feel, I ask? ‘‘I hate it,’’ she said. ‘‘It doesn’t make me feel good. You don’t ever want to choose sides between people you love. It’s ridiculous. I just want it to be over.’’ (New York Times Magazine)
Earlier this month, Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross spoke out on the Meek/Drake feud.
“This is what you gotta realize. This is a career. Right now Meek Mill, I just got off the phone with him, right now he’s making some of the most powerful music he’s ever made. That’s what this does. That’s what I’m excited for. The next level. What’s next? The small talk’s over with. What’s next? That’s just what I tell the little homie, let’s get it and that’s what’s going to happen. The little homie was on tour getting money, getting real money, real money. I ain’t mad [at Drake making money], but what Meek come from, his story, coming up from the streets – got the baddest chick in the game, can’t put any more dates on the calendar. … Ain’t nobody get bodied. If you think that was bodied, ‘you’ bugging. That’s light work. We got more money we finna go get and it’s about music. … If you think Meek Mill through, you trippin’. The music the homie’s making, it’s a bomb and when it’s a bomb, y’all are gonna drop bombs on that.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Recently, hip-hop star Game talked about the positive impact Meek and Drake’s feud had on the genre.
“I think it was good, man – and it should be fun,” Game said in an interview. “It could have been lyrical, a little bit more lyrical but for what it was, for the state of hip-hop, whenever one of those beefs comes through, not like me and 50 [Cent] with guns having to ring out, definitely not like Big and Pac where two emcees had to meet their demise because of some bullsh*t, the beef was dope. Meek’s still doing his thing, Drake is the number one guy in music now and so you just gotta respect that. I thought every moment of it was dope.” (AHH)