In the wake of Drake vs. Meek Mill, their peers are weighing in on the epic rap battle. While some have chosen to not take sides, A$AP Rocky is declaring a winner.
“They went in,” the Harlem rapper told MTV News at Lollapalooza on Sunday (Aug. 2).
Meek blasted Drake for having a ghostwriter, so what does Rocky make of the accusation? “If you ask me if that matters, or if the public cares, that’s two different questions. I think that it doesn’t matter at this point for the public—they seem like they don’t care. I don’t know. To me it matters.”
He applauded both rappers for providing some entertainment. “Watching this was like watching the Super Bowl. I wanna say thank you to Drake and Meek Mill, because that’s good sportsmanship,” he said. “For real, that sh*t was fun. I needed that. To see that, that’s good sportsmanship.”
However, A$AP seems to side with the public consensus that Drake came out victorious. “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.”
While he enjoyed Drake’s diss tracks, he’s unsure what to believe about the ghostwriting controversy. “If somebody helped Drake, I dunno, that might be considered cheating, but whoever wrote that—not saying Drake ain’t write it, I’m quite sure he did—that sh*t was insane. That sh*t was incredible, and I wanna thank Drake and Meek Mill for such a good battle. I come from an old school aesthetic—me being 26—coming from the point of, when I was coming up, it was all about writing your rhymes, and I’m quite sure for R&B songs, if someone’s giving you [lyrics], that’s nothing. I don’t know. I would have to see. I don’t know what to believe.”
He added, “Regardless of if Drake write his sh*t or not, I’m still a fan.”
Drake himself was pretty confident about his win. When interviewed at the OVO Kickball Game over the weekend, he told a reporter, “I haven’t taken a loss all week.”