DJ Drama stopped by Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning on Tuesday, and while he was there, he finally gave some insight into his role in the Drake/Meek Mill beef. “I’m gonna say this and then we’re gonna put it to rest,” Drama began, before explaining that he got involved due to Meek Mill. “My involvement in the situation was that my man thought he was getting dissed,” he said, referencing the line on “R.I.C.O.” where Drake says “the girl of your dreams to me is probably not a challenge.” Meek has previously addressed this line on Twitter, saying he originally took the line to be a knock at his relationship with Nicki Minaj.
Drama said that he told Meek that “he’s not dissing you… those weren’t technically his bars,” trying to placate Meek by saying Drake didn’t write the line. Meek presumably then took that and ran with it, publicly leveling ghostwriting accusations against Drake and igniting their much-discussed feud. “I had a conversation with my man about something and from there it just blew out of proportion,” Drama said.
He did once again denied that he had any involvement in leaking the reference track, saying “ask Flex where he got the records from, he didn’t get them from me. Go ask Meek where he got the records from, he didn’t get them from me.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Drama offered a passionate defense of new-school hip-hop, particularly Lil Uzi Vert, whom he has worked with quite a bit. You can check out the whole interview in the video above.