Drake has previously said he was dumbfounded when Meek Mill attacked him on social media and accused him of not writing his own songs, and now the Canadian rapper is spilling on why he needed to respond to the controversy. In a new interview, Drake explained that while he would like to focus on the positivity, he felt compelled to respond to the "bulls---."
In July, Hitman Holla shared a screenshot of a conversation he had with Drake about the feud, in which he told the "0-100" rapper that he wasn't buying the "foolishness." Drake responded by telling Hitman Holla, “I signed up for greatness. This comes with it.” That was the first time Drake had responded to his beef with Mill.
The 28-year-old explained to W that his comment meant "the negatives don't matter.”
"Realizing that I had a larger purpose was one of the most comforting, peaceful feelings. With music, especially, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a vessel to deliver emotion to people," Drake said. "I want to provide the background music to your life as you live it. I’m there for you in heartbreak and tragedy and joy."
He added, "The thought of being remembered is what keeps me going. What I was trying to say is, the negatives don’t matter -- it’s history that counts. At 19, I was just really, really excited to be in the room. Everything was romantic then. Now, nearly a decade later, it’s a bit different. I have to speak against negativity and conflict. There’s so much bulls--- that you’re forced to address, but it’s okay.”
Drake and Mill's feud started in July when the latter went on a Twitter rant telling fans not to compare him to Drake because Drake uses a ghostwriter on his songs. The feud escalated with both rappers releasing diss songs: Drake with "Back to Back" and "Charged Up," and Mill hitting back with "Wanna Know."
In recent months it seems the rappers' feud has finally died down even though there are rumors Mill is back in the studio preparing to drop another song slamming Drake.