Meek Mill and Drake weren't just putting on for a concert crowd. It seems like the pair are actually back on good terms following their high-profile beef that very nearly derailed Mill's career.
In a new interview with Vulture, the DC4 rapper shared that he and Drake are legitimately cool with each other now and have actually been talking for quite a while.
"Me and Drake have actually been communicating for the last year. Even before I went to prison. It was based on the right time. We ain’t have nothing going on but a rap beef, we didn’t cause harm to each other,” Meek said. "I’m moving off love right now, so it was only proper to link with someone I actually did business with before and called my friend before.”
The rapper went as far as to say that actual in-studio collaborations — like the one that started their beef in the first place — could be a possibility in the future.
"I think that’s possible. [Our performance together] was genuine. We didn’t just do it for the love of the people ‘cause we could’ve been done that. We waited until we were ready and did that,” he said.
The probability of a second Drake beef is very low. Mill told the website that he was at a low point in his life when he lashed out at the Scorpion rapper for using ghostwriters.
“I was just out of control at that point in my life. Getting high and doing whatever I wanted how I wanted to do it. In front of the world, not behind the scenes,” he said. “I don’t know his writing situation or how he really carried it. I just jumped out of anger and what I thought was the truth at the time.”
On top of that, Meek seems to be okay with A-listers using ghostwriters. What rubs him the wrong way is when rappers make claims of lyrical superiority when they have a team writing for them.
"[Ghostwriters] would never hold me back from working with someone. Even Kanye admits to using writers and working with people. And Dr. Dre,” he said. “It’s just that there are certain titles you can’t claim if … like even Puff Daddy, of course, he had writers. He wouldn’t claim he was a fucking all-time lyricist."
It's not the first time Meek has said he'd be down to work with Drake again. Earlier this year, while on Hot 97, Meek remarked: "It's Possible. Anything is possible. I don't have hate towards him, and I don't believe he has hate towards me. When I was in that situation, I seen in the media he was like 'free Meek Mill' that's when I was at my down point when I didn't have anything going on with music [...] Before we had a little rap issue. I knew him as a person, and he supported. And that goes for anybody."
On the subject of Drake, Meek disagrees with the rapper's assertion that rap beefs have rules. After Pusha-T exposed Drake for having hidden a son from the world and made fun of producer Noah "40" Shebib's illness, Drake said that King Push had crossed a line. Meek respectfully disagrees.
"There ain’t no lines in rap beefs, never been," he said. "You speak on girlfriends, moms, dads, anything. With any beef in rap, that shit will always calm down as long as it doesn’t go to violence. It’s only words.”
Beyond the realm of his own career, Meek shared that he tried to talk Kanye West out of taking meetings with the president. Mill has been openly critical of Ye's brief flirtation with right-wing politics and he said that he wasn't afraid to tell Kanye about his issues directly.
"I had phone calls with Kanye for hours. He was trying to get me to go to things like that,” he said, noting that he even got Kim Kardashian on the phone to try and keep them away from the White House. “I just couldn’t reason with them.”
Head over to Vulture to read the pieces in full. Meek also discussed Nicki Minaj, talking to T.I. and Lil Wayne, and much more.