West Coast rapper YG has weighed-in on the publicized feud between Maybach Music Group’s Meek Mill and Young Money’s Drake over ghostwriting accusations.
Instead of focusing on the ghostwriting aspect, YG warned fans about the danger of finding the feud more entertaining than serious.
“Meek my n*gga, Drake my n*gga. N*ggas be dissing n*ggas. That sh*t serious. Like rap n*ggas take that sh*t serious. You feel me? That sh*t ain’t no game. N*ggas ain’t playing. … It ain’t funny to be on Instagram and Twitter laughing at the sh*t. You feel me? Because I know sh*t be serious. That’s all I’m saying. … That sh*t ain’t funny to me. Sh*t is serious to me.” (Hot 97)
Recently rap veteran Ice Cube, who notoriously dropped diss songs at past greats like N.W.A. and Common, admitted rap star Drake had the upper hand in his dispute with rapper Meek Mill in an interview this week.
“Drake is winning right now,” Cube laughed, before graciously adding a charitable stay of execution for Mill. “But, you know… Meek could come back. … It’s funny. To me it’s like going back to the essence of hip-hop: Who can rap the best? I don’t think anybody’s going to get jumped or get their asses whooped, but it’s fun to sit back and watch.” (The Daily Beast)
A few nights ago, Drake took direct aim at Meek during his annual OVO Fest music concert.
"You did it to yourself. I'd never let anyone disrespect my city" drake going in on meek
— Karizza Sanchez (@karizzasanchez) August 4, 2015
Drake gave Meek Mill a participation award for "Wanna Know." pic.twitter.com/aOJbksuWnF
— Patrick Glynn (@patrickrglynn) August 4, 2015
New York rapper A$AP Rocky recently applauded both hip-hop stars but admitted Drizzy had the edge.
“I think Meek will be fine,” he said. “I think he has a fanbase of his own, and I think that at the end of the day, there had to be a loser in the outcome, and it was Meek. So it is what it is. … That sh-t was incredible, and I wanna thank Drake and Meek Mill for such a good battle. I come from an old school aesthetic — me being 26 — coming from the point of, when I was coming up, it was all about writing your rhymes, and I’m quite sure for R&B songs, if someone’s giving you [lyrics], that’s nothing. I don’t know. I would have to see. I don’t know what to believe.” (MTV)