ASAP Rocky Believes Drake Defeated Meek Mill In Rap Battle
Rocky keeps it real.
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 dis tracks — and plenty others in between. It’s been the most inescapable and fascinating discussion in hip-hop over the last week and change.
So when I sat with A$AP Rocky at the Samsung Galaxy Artist Lounge backstage at Lollapalooza on Sunday (August 2), I was eager to hear his take.
“They went in,” A$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.”
Clearly, the public could care less. They just want a good song to listen to.
“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.”
The public seems to be leaning in Drake’s favor based on the musical output thus far — though you could dispute that notion — but Rocky believes both rap heavyweights will continue to be forces.
“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.”
Wonder how many other rappers will publicly voice their opinions about Drake vs Meek…