Meek Mill candidly discussed his feud with Toronto rapper Drake, and explained to Taxstone during a podcast interview what led up to the beef between artists. A little over an hour and a half long the interview covers Drizzy, Nicki Minaj, diss tracks, touring, and his public beefs. The MC from Philly talked about how the bad blood started between him and Drake, saying that the two were initially friends but that the relationship soured after Mill was released from prison and there was no word from the 6 God for over a year. “We kinda had a relationship. I haven’t seen him since I came home. You know, me and the Nicki situation and I haven’t ran into you yet.”
Meek also told Taxstone that things got really bad when Drake was supposed to show up at a Meek Mill concert in the MC’s hometown of Philly but never came through. “I had a show in Philly. He was supposed to come to my show. They said they don’t know about it … I had this shit set up for four months. The day of, nobody comes through and call me so I’m just backstage looking like a fraud to everybody I told.” Mill explained that things are cool between him and Drake now, and that their beef is in the past.
Mill also addressed supposed insults and slights that Drizzy sent his way in the diss track Back to Back, especially the line “Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?”. Mill said that he doesn’t understand why the lyrics are supposed to be an insult, stating “Is it a bad thing that I have a go-getter as my lady?. Yeah, I’m on my girl tour. We getting right every night, she’s probably making like 450 or some shit like that. It’s lit. … So when I see people tweet, like, ‘That was murder.’ I’m like, we wish for shit like this where we come from.”
Lil Wayne is set to release a handwritten memoir from his time in Rikers Island when the rapper was serving a sentence for gun charges, titled Gone ‘Til November, and in it Dwayne Carter Jr. offers plenty of drama and gossip. Wayne also discusses finding out while behind bars that his girl slept with Drake, although the encounter happened before she hooked up with Lil Wayne. Despite the timeline Carter was still royally pissed at the news and explained that she did not tell him about the Drizzy escapade even though it was in her past.
In the journal entry with the title Bad Day Lil Tunechi wrote “No writing, prayer, Bible, sleep. Another one.”. Another entry called As a Man around the same time explained that “ I woke up still feeling f–ked up about the f–ked-up day that I had. Hell is what it was! I’m used to arguing with my girl on a daily basis…but finding out that she f–ked Drake was the absolute worst thing I could’ve found out.” Weezy continued with “As a man, honestly, that s–t hurt…and not because it was Drake. It could’ve been any man and it would’ve hurt the same. She said it happened way before we got together, but she just never told me. When Drizzy came to see me, he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s true…Don’t f–k with her like that ’cause I did f–k her.’ Damn! At that point, it didn’t matter to me when it f–king happened…because the f–king happened!” Lil Wayne made peace with the news though, shown in the entry “As a man I’ll admit that s–t really f–ked me up, but hey, f–k that ho! Love is blind, that’s why I say make sure that bitch is a seeing-eye dog.”
It all started on July 6, when Drake (being the romantic guy he is) rented out Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto for a romantic date between him and Rihanna.
Doing something like this is not far fetched in Drake’s romantic playbook, he even put up a billboard in Los Angeles congratulating Rihanna on her award he presented to her at the VMA’s.
At sometime during this romantic evening, Drake bought Rihanna a stuffed Camoflouge shark which seemingly she can’t be separated from.
Last Monday, she was seen carrying the shark in a Gucci bag outside of her apartment in New York City. Little did everyone know that the stuffed shark meant so much to her that she would wind up getting it on her body.
Rihanna reportedly received the tattoo Wednesday night in Miami after she appeared on stage during Drake’s Summer Sixteen concert tour.
Drake, being the guy that he is decided that if Rihanna got the tattoo then he might as well get it too so they could be matching… Because why the hell not? I mean he’s been in love with her since he was 22 years old.
According to MTV, Photos have been taken of Drake from his tour stop in New Orleans, Louisiana of him sporting a fresh tattoo of a camouflage shark on his forearm. If these matching tattoos don’t clarify that they are officially a couple, then I don’t know what else will.
Drake took to Instagram today and posted something about a mysterious event taking place in Houston, Texas on September 5… “The Ballet”
In this mysterious post, Drizzy says “On September 5th we are giving you a chance to experience something that’s here to stay…THE BALLET…10pm”.
What does this mean? Is Drake dusting off his tutu and getting ready to perform ballet like The Rock in “The Game Plan”? Most likely not…
The details regarding this just announced event are very little and knowing Drake, this could mean absolutely anything. As we know, Drizzy likes his dancing so the event that is “here to stay” is becoming very intriguing across social media.
It will be very interesting to see what Drake has in store for the Houston crowd on September 5.
Aside from Beyoncé’s stellar performance, one of the most-talked-about moments at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards was when Drake presented Rihanna with the Video Vanguard Award and got very publicly friend-zoned once again. After admitting he’s been in love with her “since I’m 22 years old,” Drake gave RiRi her Moonman statue and went in for a kiss—but Rihanna was not having it. (Didn’t she tell you that she was a savage?). Several people on Twitter even noticed she might have scolded him for trying to take their not-so-secret relationship public. (Not the time, Drake!)
This isn’t the first time poor Drizzy has gotten a literal swerve from Rihanna. Most of their confusing relationship has consisted of him professing his love for her and never getting any sort of reciprocation back. Below, all the times Drake had absolutely no chill when it came to Rihanna.
When they were first spotted together and Rihanna said they were just friends, but Drake insisted on telling the world they had been together.
After their first hookup took place at the Lucky Strike bowling alley in New York City, Rihanna was quick to quash the rumors that they were actually together. In a 2009 interview with Angie Martinez, the singer laughed when she was asked if she was dating Drake. “Not even a little bit?” Martinez asked. “Nah,” Rih responded.
On the other hand, Drake, in a revealing 2010 interview with The New York Times, admitted he felt used like “a pawn” by the pop star. And when he filled out a questionnaire for XXL and said that it was “semi-true” that he once dated Rihanna. And a year later, he continued to vent about it to Elle.
When Drake dropped her name into one of his lyrics.
Even though he had already hinted at his relationship with RiRi in his song “Fireworks,” Drake dropped any sort of subtlety in his song with Rick Ross, “Made Men,” and called her out by name—twice. “One of my baddest women ever, I call her Rihanna/But that’s ’cause her name is Rihanna!”
When he compared her to the devil.
In 2014, during what appeared to be a rough patch in their relationship, Drake featured some questionable visuals during a performance of “Days in the East” in Toronto, as he flashed images of Rihanna’s face mixed in with the number 666. He later referenced the move in a tweet, saying it wasn’t a dig to his former friend with benefits, but nobody really believed him anyway.
When Rihanna first ducked away from a kiss during a show.
At Rihanna’s Miami concert for her Anti tour, Drake showed up for a rendition of their hit collaboration, “Work.” During the middle of their song, Drake, of course, couldn’t help himself and went in for a kiss, perhaps hoping Rihanna would cave in front of the thousands of people in the audience who want them to get together almost as much as Drake does. But nope, she turned her face away and gave him a friendly hug instead.
When Drake asked Rihanna to be the mother of his child.
Drake was obviously psyched when Rihanna flew in from Europe for a surprise appearance at his OVO Fest in Toronto. But then, again, he went a little too over the top as he publicly thanked her for coming in front of the audience. “You showed up two nights in a row for my city,” he said to her. “You might have to go half on a baby.”
When he congratulated her for her Video Vanguard Award with a huge billboard.
Again, subtlety doesn’t seem to be a word in Drake’s dictionary.
When after his VMAs misread, Drake still shared an intimate photo of the two of them on his Instagram.
You would think that after Rihanna sent him a clear sign that she wanted to keep things on the DL, Drake would’ve gotten the message. But in the wee hours of Monday morning (possibly after a lot of celebrating took place), Drake posted a cute, very couple-y photo of him and Rih, congratulating her on her big night. Will he ever learn?
New sneak peak to Drake’s Documentary on MTV’s. A lot of fans are digging the documentary. “Drake’s Better Than Good Enough” airs wednesday, June 23 at 10pm. Don’t miss it, it’s your inside scoop to Drake’s personal life.
“What was interesting is that I didn’t know Drake’s mom was sick,” The Source Executive Editor Amy Andrieux said shortly after the screening. “To see him going into his grind — knowing that now — is incredible. I know family is important to a lot of artists, but a lot of people don’t realize how much effort you have to put in these days. I think that was the most prominent thing about the entire documentary from what we saw. As a rapper, yeah, there’s a certain amount of grind you have to do. There’s constant effort. But it doesn’t mean you’re nice [on the mic], you’re dope. But Drake is doing whatever it takes to be that and to maintain his grind. That was really interesting to see it in film, ’cause you don’t see that.”
Things got crazy at Seaport which led to the canceling of last night free concert in New York, featuring headliner DRAKE. But don’t let that dampen your spirit, you could still celebrate the man and his music with the exclusive ALIFE x DRAKE – Thank Me Now T-Shirt. Originally available only as a giveaway on Monday’s ALIFE Courtyard Session, screen-printed on front, DRAKE’s name with ALIFE signature Gothic A, and on back, Thank Me Now, a word play on the artist’s first studio album, Thank Me Later. Black lettering on white 100% cotton tee, the limited edition collaborative t-shirt is now available at ALIFE online store, TheUpset.com, and the ALIFE New York retail location.
One only has to look at Aubrey Drake Graham’s weight class to see how far he has come. In a short period of time he has already reached a stratosphere where he is grouped with heavyweights like Jay-Z, Kanye West, T.I., and Lil Wayne. That’s what happens when you nab two Grammy nominations, drop an endless array of hits (”Best I Ever Had,” “Successful,” “Money To Blow,” “Forever,” and “Bedrock”), and sell 500,000 copies of a mixtape (So Far Gone) that had been available for free for six months before you’ve even dropped an album. And for anyone expecting Drake to let up, he already has three top 20 singles with “Over,” “Find Your Love,” and “Miss Me,” from his debut, Thank Me Later, and has many thinking he might match the first-week sales of his mentor, Lil Wayne, who sold a million copies of Tha Carter III two years ago. Complex already brought you Drake’s album preview, and now we sit down with the producers and featured artists who helped make the most anticipated hip-hop debut in years…
Fireworks f/ Alicia Keys
Produced by: Noah “40” Shebib Co-produced by: Boi-1da and Crada Noah “40” Shebib: “’Fireworks’ was [made in] October. [Drake’s A&R, Oliver] had made a link with Crada, and was getting records for the album. Crada had a bunch of stuff we really liked. He had this one titled ’Fireworks’ that really caught all our attention. Drake loved it, but he wanted me to rework it. So I took it and reworked it completely from scratch, and at the end I sent it to Boi-1da, who programmed some drums in the verses, and then I mixed it all together. I think the best part about it for us was the instruments that Crada had picked, like the piano. His had a piano off the top and, the sort of core progression is very similar. Also, the title and putting the fireworks in the song. Those are what drove us to Crada’s composition. All the sounds are brand new. Nothing from his original composition is in the record. Every instrument is me. [Crada’s] contribution to the song was from a writing standpoint as far as melodies and from a conceptual point of view. I’m not in the business of stealing people’s songs. That was originally his beat. But, they’re two totally different beats. Completely. In entirety. But, regardless I kept him involved.