Drake Addresses Meek Mill Beef in Rare Interview

And here you thought it was over...

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Just when you thought this beef was well and truly squashed... Drake VS. Meek Mill has been the social media rap beef of the summer, spawning diss tracks and memes galore, and while things seem to have settled down - mostly because Meek decided to take the L without a fight and quietly back away - Drake had a little bit more to say on it during his recent cover shoot and interview with The Fader.

During the interview, Drake revealed that he recorded "Charged Up" the same night that the now-infamous Quentin Miller reference tracks were released. It was his way of making a point. As Drake told the magazine, "Given the circumstances, it felt right to just remind people what it is that I do, in case your opinions were wavering at any point."

And as for Meek's non-response? Turns out, Drake was just as unimpressed as everyone else.

"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?"

It was then that Drake decided to go for blood:

"I was like, 'I'm gonna probably just finish this.' And I know how I have to finish it. This has to literally become the song that people want to hear every single night, and it's gonna be tough to exist during this summer when everybody wants to hear [this] song that isn't necessarily in your favor."

He released "Back to Back" shortly after, and the rest, as we all know, is (rap) history.

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