On Tuesday, rapper Meek Mill accused fellow rhyme-smith Drake of not writing his own lyrics, which is total fucking bullshit because Drake is the fucking man. Drake has yet to respond to the “ghostwriting” allegations publicly, and honestly he shouldn’t even need to fuck with that weak-ass shit, so in the interest of squashing this shit out, we here at Janice have gone ahead and found eight lines that could have only come from Young Money himself.
“I’m from Canada, where it is very cold /
Toronto is where I live and where I want to grow old”
The words of a hometown boy reppin’ hard if I ever heard ‘em! Drake’s life-long love for “The 6” is all over this line and he even sneaks in a few references to Canada’s notoriously chilly temps, just for his fellow “True North-ers” to catch!
“I like pretty women, I like them a lot /
How many have I dated? Oops! I forgot"
Uh-oh! Player alert! Only a true ladies’ man like Drake could drop a rhyme dripping with that much swag!
“A bunch of my friends rap, but I think I’m the best /
When it comes to rappers, there’s two kinds: me and the rest”
Heavy weighs the crown and no one knows that better than Drake. You gotta be at the top looking down to spit something like this.
“I didn’t use to have money, but now I am rich /
Being poor was OK, but wealth is the better sitch”
Life wasn’t always big mansions, fast cars, and tasty champagne for Drizzy Drake and this kind of raw perspective on which lifestyle is preferable, being rich or being poor, could only have come from someone who truly “started at the bottom.”
“I was on ‘Degrassi,’ but now I am not /
On TV I was in a wheelchair and now you see me walk”
It’s well know that Drake made the transition from teen-star to rapper, but it’d be impossible to write poetry like this based on that information alone.
“I like hanging with Beyonce and Kanye West /
Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z; my friends are the best!”
Drake is notoriously loyal and this is some of that that real down-from-day-one, no-new-friends shit that he lives and breathes. You just can’t fake that.
“I’m in love with Rihanna, but it’s hard to make it work /
I try to treat her nice, but sometimes I’m a jerk”
Intimate relationship details in a song like this will make you think that Drake just went and put his text messages to a beat. The woman in this song sounds a lot like Drizzy’s old flame, Pop/R&B Diva Rihanna, but I guess only he knows for sure.
“When I was a little kid, my dad wasn’t around /
He lived in a different house, in a completely different town”
Drake has always had a rep as a “sensitive rapper,” but you can’t just imagine that kind of pain. You had to have lived it.