"This shit a twist in a movie." Maybe Drake wasn't being too hyperbolic when he contextualized his brewing beef with Meek Mill as such on "Charged Up." Between that and the line on "30 for 30"—"When the higher-ups have all come together as a collective/With conspiracies to end my run and send me a message."—it would appear the Meek versus Drake saga contains more intricacies than the Philly rapper simply diving out of the figurative window with no parachute. He may have been given a big push, apparently.
If you believe the forum-fueled rumor mill, then the aforementioned collective is indeed very real and consists of high-ranking industry figures who formed an OVO Legion of Doom to knock Drizzy off of his pedestal, and nominated Meek Mill as their lead soldier. It sounds preposterous and similar to typical rappers-versus-their-haters hyperbole and Internet over-thinking at first, but, upon closer inspection of Drake's recent lyrics, maybe such a conspiracy does exist. And maybe, as many theorized, it really was headed up by none other than DJ Drama.
The rumor goes, Drake reneging on plans to have If You're Reading This, It's Too Late be an official Gangsta Grillz, Drama tipped Meek to the existence of Quentin Miller and those controversial reference tracks and even delivered them to Meek and Flex. And the rest, as they say, is history. Flex and Meek were both no-shows, Drake dropped "Back to Back," and all Meek Mill accomplished was renewing interest in Drake's next album and validating him further as running this rap shit.
Post-victory shots at Meek are peppered all throughout What a Time to Be Alive, Drake's collab mixtape with Meek Mill's proclaimed favorite artist, Future. Interesting then, that one such clear shot at Meek appears to contain a shot at Drama too: "If you come here trying to take some/There's a lot more where that came from/And it really ain't no thing, I got Summer P in this thing."
A slick reference to Drama's ex-wife, Summer P. Walker? One that she even acknowledged, on her heavily Drake-supportive Twitter feed? Drake's bars are way too calculated for this to be a coincidence. We may never learn the concrete reason of how Drama was involved or why, but it seems that he unquestionably played a role in the biggest rap beef in years.