The beef between rappers Drake & Meek Mill was highly publicized back in 2015 as both of them took multiple shots at each other via diss tracks. DJ Drama had previously shared his opinion on the beef between the two.
Now it seems there is more to the story than initially thought. While speaking on the Cigar Talk podcast, veteran Hot 97 radio personality Funk Flex admitted that he might have instigated the beef between Drake and Meek Mill simply for clout.
Flex further explained that he was simply following in the footsteps of Kool DJ Red Alert, MC Shan and KRS-One.
“I gotta be honest, I kind of bit that whole routine, or my involvement,” he says around the 36:25-mark. “I was copying, watching Red Alert and MC Shan and KRS-One. And I watched people throw the flame on it and I said, ‘If I throw the flame on it, this can be one of those.’ … I ain’t gonna lie, I wanted to be in the history book like Red Alert and Shan and KRS-One.
“You know what, Meek was always in a cheerful phase about [it]—he wasn’t overly stressed [at that time]. Because I think he wasn’t. It was funny…when I didn’t have the record, I wanna say I feel maybe me and Meek must have had miscommunication on the song, or what it was gonna be.”
Thankfully, the two rappers would end their beef at a Boston concert in September 2018 when Drake brought out Meek Mill during a show at the TD Garden and also shook hands onstage. With the end of the unnecessary drama, we certainly hope everyone has moved from it and focus on their lives instead.