However, unlike the straightforward narrative of Drake and Meek's timeline — which started after Meek accused Drake of using ghostwriters — this most recent beef, which also involves the rapper Joe Budden, is a little murkier.
After Drake's Views came out in April, Budden — who's known to pick fights with other rap peers online — devoted an episode of his I’ll Name This Podcast Later to his underwhelming feelings about the album, calling it "uninspired." #INTPLViews A video posted by Founder of Mood Muzik Ent.
(@joebudden) on May 4, 2016 at 6:35am PDT A month later, after Drake released the one-off song 4PM in Calabasas, Budden devoted another podcast episode to breaking down its lyrics line-for-line, claiming the track is dissing him.
After more petty exchanges reportedly involving onstage callouts, joke merchandise and Instagram DMs, Hot 97 radio presenter Ebro Darden decided to shake things up, claiming that Budden's label head Eminem told him he's readying a Drake diss track of his own.
"Talked about it in jest and fools jumped out the window," Darden tweeted, saying he made the whole conversation up.