A$AP Rocky shares his thoughts on Drake vs. Meek Mill

Kenny Awotorebo

Just about every rap fan has weighed in on Drake and Meek Mill’s recent war of words over accusations that the Toronto MC has been using a ghostwriter. Some rappers have even given their take.
Opinions range from Drake taking the L in light of leaked reference tracks, to Meek taking one because of the time he took to respond to Drizzy’s diss tracks — and plenty others in between. It’s been the most inescapable and fascinating discussion in hip-hop over the last week.

Below is what Asap Rocky had to say …

“They went in,” A$AP said when I asked about the public’s reaction, likely referencing the many hilarious memes that have surfaced in recent days.

As for the potential of Drake having a ghostwriter?

“If you ask me if that matters, or if the public cares, that’s two different questions. I think that it doesn’t matter at this point for the public — they seem like they don’t care. I don’t know. To me it matters.”

When asked Rocky, Does it matter to you as an artist or a fan?

“Yes, both ways.”

Beyond all that, though, he mostly just seemed excited for hip-hop, and for the moments the battle has produced.

“Watching this was like watching the Super Bowl. I wanna say thank you to Drake and Meek Mill, because that’s good sportsmanship,” he said. “For real, that sh-t was fun. I needed that. To see that, that’s good sportsmanship.”

“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.”

“If somebody helped Drake, I dunno, that might be considered cheating, but whoever wrote that — not saying Drake ain’t write it, I’m quite sure he did — that sh-t was insane. 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.

“Regardless of if Drake write his sh-t or not, I’m still a fan.”

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