Drake Talks About Ghostwriting Allegations and Meek Mill Beef [Details]

Rucuss staffSeptember 25, 2015

Drake is not ashamed to admit that he needs a little help sometimes.

Now that the Meek Mill feud has died down, Drizzy wants to clear up those ghostwriting rumors once and for all. In his latest interview with The Fader he admits that he has to get a bit of help from his musician friends.

The Canadian rapper graces the cover of the 100th issue following the release of his mixtape with Future, What a Time to Be Alive. He opened up for the first time about the ghostwriting allegations, feud with Meek Mill, and his famous co-signs.


Check out a few highlights from the interview below.

On ghostwriting allegations: “I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running. I don’t mind that. And those recordings—they are what they are. And you can use your own judgment on what they mean to you…If I have to be the vessel for this conversation to be brought up—you know, God forbid we start talking about writing and references and who takes what from where—I’m OK with it being me… It’s just, music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that—for me, it’s like, I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point. And I’m not ashamed.”

On his famous co-signs: “It’s just channeling my mom. Like, I’d bring home an essay that I did really well on, and my mom would read it through and give me notes back—on the essay that I just scored like 94 on! So sometimes I just do that. I’ll hear people’s stuff and… I’ll just give my interpretation of how I would have done it…It’s just, literally, I’ve recognized the potential and the greatness in this piece, and I want to take my stab at it too.”

On his battle with Meek Mill: “This is a discussion about music, and no one’s putting forth any music?… Nobody told you that this was a bad idea, to engage in this and not have something?…It was weighing heavy on me. I didn’t get it. I didn’t get how there was no strategy on the opposite end. I just didn’t understand. I didn’t understand it because that’s just not how we operate.”

On his vulnerability and toughness: “Not being vulnerable is never gonna be my thing. I’m always going to share with you what’s going on in my life…Vulnerability, to me, sometimes comes in the form of being naïve about where I am in the pecking order of all this. So I think I realize where I’m at now. And I think I realize that I’m gonna have to be OK with not having that many friends that are peers.”

Photos via The Fader


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