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Drake discusses ghostwriter accusations

By | Published on Monday 28 September 2015


Drake has commented on those accusations that he uses ghostwriters, which you might remember were made by Meek Mill earlier this year. And his response is basically, ‘Yeah, and?”

Discussing ‘reference tracks’ that were recorded for him by other rappers, some of which were leaked during the dispute, Drake told Fader: “I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running. I don’t mind that. And those recordings… they are what they are. And you can use your own judgment on what they mean to you. There’s not necessarily a context to them. And I don’t know if I’m really here to even clarify it for you”.

He added that if Meek Mill’s various rambles on this issue had sparked a wider conversation about originality in hip hop – him being far from the only rapper to use ghostwriters from time to time – he’s happy with that. “If I have to be the vessel for this conversation to be brought up – you know, God forbid we start talking about writing and references and who takes what from where – I’m OK with it being me”.

Read the full interview with Drake here.