Drake dropped the Meek Mill diss track “Back 2 Back” in July 2015 and according to the Toronto rapper, his ex-girlfriend Serena Williams encouraged him to write it. The two rappers reconciled in 2018 after a years-long public feud.
Drake, 33, opened up about the making of his diss track “Back 2 Back” on the December 25 Rap Radar podcast episode. The rapper explained that he took a while to settle on a beat and Serena, 38, inspired him to get it perfect on the first try.
According to Drake, Serena referenced her longtime tennis rival Maria Sharapova and said, “You gotta finish it. I’m talking about done. Over. It’s gotta be something that everyone that Meek’s with and him have to hear.” He added, “She kind of put this battery in my back funny enough. I just went into demon mode.”
Meek, 32, started a public feud with Drake in July 2015. On Twitter, he accused the Toronto native of not writing any of his raps after he learned that Drake used a ghostwriter for his verse on the song “R.I.C.O.” on Meek’s album.
In Drake’s diss track he said the lines “Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers” and “This for y'all to think that I don't write enough” in reference to their feud.
The two rappers finally reconciled in 2018. “I don’t like to glorify the situation or talk about it too much obviously,” Drake added on the Rap Radar podcast.
Drake later featured on Meek’s song “Going Bad,” which was released in January 2019.
Meek also spoke about their feud in an interview Charlamagne Tha God shared on December 13. The “Amen” rapper admitted that he had an addiction to Percocet pills at the time of their feud and made an impulsive decision to beef with Drake. “
“If you ask me why I came at Drake, I don’t even f**king really, really know,” he said. “Everybody be saying it was Nicki Minaj and s**t but that wasn’t the case. They always had that relationship before me. I could never let that be the one reason why I was mad at him. I just don’t really know when I look back.”
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