Hot 97 DJ Funk Flex admits he helped instigate Drake and Meek Mill beef to 'be in the history books.'
Drake and Meek Mill engaged in one of Hip Hops most publicized beefsin 2015, with both rappers getting in their feelings and firing off multiple diss tracks. During a recent sit-down with the Cigar Talk podcast, veteran Hot 97 radio personality Funk Flexadmitted he may have played a role in fanning the flames all for clout, explaining he was following the blueprint laid out by Kool DJ Red Alert, MC Shan and KRS-One in the 1980s. I gotta be honest, I kind of bit that whole routine, or my involvement, he says around the 36:25-mark. I was copying, watching Red Alert and MC Shan and KRS-One. And I watched people throw the flame on it and I said, If I throw the flame on it, this can be one of those. I aint gonna lie, I wanted to be in the history book like Red Alert and Shan and KRS-One. You know what, Meek was always in a cheerful phase about he wasnt overly stressed . Because I think he wasnt. It was funnywhen I didnt have the record, I wanna say I feel maybe me and Meek must have had miscommunication on the song, or what it was gonna be. Drake and Meek Mills discourse kicked off after Meek accused the 6 God of using ghostwriters. At one point during their rift, Funk Flex played a reference track for 10 Bands on-air as further proof Meeks accusations of Drake using a ghostwriter were true. Subsequently, Drake responded with Charged Up and Back To Back in just a few days time. Meek later responded with Wanna Know, which Funk Flex had planned to premiere on Hot 97, but it never happened. In an interview with Ebro In The Morning in July 2017, Meek admitted he was out of control with the whole thing. The way I was coming at everybody, I offended a lot of people at that point, he said. Even the way I was talking, the stuff I said We had little things that I aint really agree with that I didnt feel. And when Im off the shits, Im just off the shits. Im just coming a thousand miles an hour. I dont give a fuck about nobody, how I was coming. And me as a person now when Im not like thatI think I could have approached things better. It is what it is.