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DJ Drama clarifies involvement in Meek Mill vs. Drake feud

Ralph Bristout

 // Jul 12, 2016

It was on this month a year ago when Meek Mill fired up his Twitter account, released a series of 140-character tweets, and shook up the pop culture — all within the span of 15 minutes.

Since then, a lot has happened and in the end, Drake received a Grammy nod for his diss track "Back to Back," while Meek trumped the former for the Top Rap Album (Dreams Worth More Than Money) honor at this year's Billboard Music Awards. But while the smoke has since cleared — at least for the most part — last summer's bold move returned to headlines today (July 12), this time from the man who was placed in the middle of it all: DJ Drama.

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Although it was initially believed that Meek and Drake's feud was ignited off of ghostwriting accusations, Drama revealed to Hot 97 that it was deeper than that. As it turns out, according to Drama, Meek believed Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O.," which appears on Dreams Worth More Than Money (and center of the drama), was aimed at him and his relationship with Nicki Minaj. "I’m going to say this and we’ll put it to rest," he stated. "My involvement in the situation was the fact that [Meek] thought he was getting dissed with the line "to me the girl of your dreams is really not a challenge." I said, Bro, he's not dissing you. Those weren’t technically [Drake’s] bars."

Interestingly enough, while those bars weren't aimed at Meek, a few months later Drake later name-checked Drama's ex-wife, Summer P. Walker, on "I'm The Plug" off of last year's What A Time To Be Alive ("And it really aint no thing / I got Summer P in this thing"). Off the strength of that alone, Meek's concern was sure warranted.

't course, after the revelation about "Drake's bars," the rest was history.

In addition to revealing what went down prior to the feud, Drama clarified that he was not the person responsible for leaking the infamous Quentin Miller reference tracks. To that, he told Hot 97, "Go ask Flex where he got the records from. He didn’t get them from me."

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