Drizzy has spoken. Again.
Early Wednesday, around 5 a.m. in Toronto, the chart-topping rapper formerly known as Aubrey Graham released the track “Back to Back Freestyle” to his SoundCloud. And the song, coming on the heels of his Meek Mill diss track “Charged Up,” is Round 2 against Meek—only far more barbed than the first go around.
For those who’ve been too wrapped up in Trump’s elaborate coif or Tom Brady’s deflategate suspension, last week Meek Mill, a 28-year-old Philly rapper whose greatest claim to fame is dating Nicki Minaj, unleashed a Twitter tantrum against Drake, who guests on Meek’s recent single “R.I.C.O.” Meek claimed that Drake didn’t compose his lyrics on the track, instead seeking out the services of a ghostwriter—a big no-no in the hip-hop community where, even in the post-Diddy era of sampling, originality is paramount:
Rick Ross sided with Drizzy, Chris Brown trolled Drizzy, and Meek issued a very public onstage apology to his girlfriend/Drake BFF/rumored Drake ex Nicki Minaj for his itchy Twitter finger. On Saturday, Drake, who’d remained silent throughout the ordeal, quietly released the diss track “Charged Up” online—filled with not-so-veiled lyrics aimed at Meek Mill.
But “Back to Back Freestyle” lays it on much thicker, mocking Meek Mill for being a lesser-known who’s piggybacking on Nicki Minaj’s fame:
“This for y’all that think that I don’t write enough / They just mad cause I got the Midas touch / Ya love her then ya gotta get a world tour / Is that a world tour, or your girl’s tour? / I know that you gotta be a thug for her / This ain’t what she meant when she told you to open up more / Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers / You gettin’ bodied by a singin’ nigga,” raps Drake.“And shout to all my boss bitches wifin’ niggas! / Make sure you hit ’em with the prenup / Then tell that man to ease up / I did another one, I did another one / You still ain’t done shit about the other one.”
Meek Mill, the ball is in your court.