Nicki Minaj is coming to Drake’s defense.
In the wake his feud with Pusha-T, Drizzy’s Young Money labelmate has a message for critics who question his pen game.
“Niggaz gon run that Quentin shit in the fkn ground like Drake don’t write 4 himself & OTHERS!” wrote Nicki, who added the hashtag #YMOE (Young Money Over Everything). “Ya enemies will remix, reinvent & TRY 2make u RELIVE some old shit for YEARS 2 come when they have NOTHING ON U! Knock it f. Challenging the chosen ones only awakens the sleeping giant.”
Drake responded to her comment on Instagram, adding shrug, lightbulb, and blue heart emojis.
Quentin Miller, who allegedly ghostwrote for Drake, has been cited by Meek Mill and most recently, Pusha-T. On his song “Infrared,” Pusha raps: “It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin.”
Drake responded with a scathing diss track called “Duppy Freestyle,” on which he addressed Miller. “And as for Q, man, I changed his life a couple times,” he raps. “Ni**a was at Kroger working double time / Y’all actin’ like he made the boy when I was tryna help the guy.”
Nicki remained quiet during Drake’s beef with Meek Mill, who she was dating at the time. However, she later explained why she chose to stay out it. “It was one the hardest parts my career to date ever,” she told Zane Lowe. “At the time, I did love both them. I couldn’t erase the love I had for my team but I also couldn’t speak out, couldn’t say much. I felt so imprisoned in that moment.”
She added, “It was difficult to stay out it. I was behind the scenes, course, wishing it never happened…I tried to stop it from happening. I said, ‘Don’t do that.’ But as artists, we all look back on things we shouldn’t have done. That’s one those things Meek] shouldn’t have done. I told him before he did it but he did it. I know both Meek and Drake have both moved on from that, from the anger, and all that stuff. We all have moved on.”