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Meek Mill Explains Why He Didn’t Respond to “Back to Back”

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Ever since Meek Mill publicly accused Drake of not writing his own music, the trajectory of his career took a completely different course. What should have been a year that propelled his career into a new stratosphere quickly became a year he’d probably want to forget starting (and ending) with Drake’s Grammy Nominated diss track “Back to Back.” Since then, the Philly rapper has been relatively quiet, but for good reason as he’s finally released his long-awaited mixtape Dreamchasers 4. The mixtape came as a surprise to many as he just simply took to his Instagram to let his fans (and foes alike) know that he had music on the way. Since the release, he is now opening up about his beef with Drake.

In the interview with Taxstone he goes into greater detail as to what exactly ignited the feud with Drake. If you remember back to 2014 Meek had a stint in jail, but even before that, he had (what he thought) was a relationship with Drake. In the interview Meek goes on to mention when he was released from prison, he hadn’t heard from Drake or Drake’s camp at all, which rubbed him the wrong way. He later goes on to say how he had a show in his hometown Philadelphia and Drake agreed to be his surprise guest. Needless to say, Drake never showed and his team refuted claims that they even knew about the show. That was the final straw that broke the camel’s back. In an impulsive act of frustration Meek decided to send the infamous tweet that started their beef:

Screen Shot 2016-10-31 at 3.43.14 PMIn true Millennial fashion, Meek’s tweet was met with a barrage of hateful memes and comments by fans but the biggest blow was Drake’s second diss “Back to Back.” Turning his diss record into a club anthem. Like any good rap beef, fans waited for a response that never came. When asked why he never responded he says:

“I was on tour at this time when all that was going on….When I record, I don’t really record like that. I always move at my time.”


Really? Timing issues? Meek may have taken the “L” but in real life he considers himself to be doing just fine. He even took to Instagram to remind people of just how well he’s doing: 


From Meek’s perspective, his on and off again beef was nothing but a mere scuff to his reputation and after almost 13 months of speculation he’s ready to move on and continue his career. He goes on to say:

“Last year and the position I was in, a lot of people was going with the wave that I was actually losing, but my life was good. The internet is kind of uncontrollable where people go with their own ways,” he continued.  “It’s a world of cowards where people get behind a computer and type anything.”

While Meek Mill’s assessment of social media and cyber bullies may be accurate, his reasoning for not responding to Drake may never truly sit well with fans.

Dreamchasers 4 is out now. Check out the Trebel app where you can download Meek Mill and Drake songs for free!

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