Lupe Fiasco is the latest artist to comment on the Meek Mill and Drake ghostwriting drama, but instead of picking sides, Lupe instead crafted an open letter titled The Haunting on his Instagram page. In the two post letter, Lupe mentioned that the process borrowing lines, or taking suggestions from others in a room has always been prevalent in hip-hop and will continue to be, and how their are different levels and factors to take into account when ranking a MC. "It is nothing to go crazy over or be offended about unless you are someone who postures him or herself on the importance of authenticity and tries to portray that quality to your fans or the public at large," Lupe wrote.
Lupe, who is regarded as one of the greatest lyricists in hip-hop, also talked about how the modern day culture of the industry and radio has hurt rap in the long run. "It set up ambiguous rules and systems for success that don’t take into consideration the quality and skill of the rappers craft," Lupe noted. "It redefined rap as just being a beat driven hook with some words in between and an entire generation has surrendered to chasing the format instead of chasing the art form."
While it seems that the tension between Meek and Drake might be softening, with Meek shouting out Drizzy during his concert last night, it's safe to say that this topic will be on the front burner of many hip-hop conversations going forward. Check out Lupe's full letter via his Instagram below.