Congrats to The Fader on their 100th issue! What better way to celebrate than with the man of the year, Drake?!
According to the magazine, Drake brought up the beef with Meek Mill before the interviewer had a chance to, he went back to the moment when he got the phone call about the Q. Miller reference tracks were leaked and when he went to the studio to listen to Funkmaster Flex. Then he talked about the delay in Meek’s reply after the released of Charged Up.
When a reply to “Charged Up” didn’t come, Drake could hardly believe it. “This is a discussion about music, and no one’s putting forth any music?” he says, speaking with a furrowed brow, as if reliving his incredulity. “You guys are gonna leave this for me to do? This is how you want to play it? You guys didn’t think this through at all—nobody? You guys have high-ranking members watching over you. Nobody told you that this was a bad idea, to engage in this and not have something? You’re gonna engage in a conversation about writing music, and delivering music, with me? And not have anything to put forth on the table?”
When Meek didn’t reply, Drake had an “oh well” moment and released “Back to Back”:
It was then that he decided to just go ahead and do another song. “I was like, ‘I’m gonna probably just finish this.’ And I know how I have to finish it. This has to literally become the song that people want to hear every single night, and it’s gonna be tough to exist during this summer when everybody wants to hear [this] song that isn’t necessarily in your favor.”
Drake went on to discuss his thoughts on ghostwriters and more you can check out his cover story here and the magazine hits news stands October 27th. In the meantime, check out the behind the scenes video of his cover shoot.