Rap News Rundown: Drake, Young Thug, Meek Mill, Kanye

Don't miss this week's Rap News Rundown, featuring Drake, Young Thug, Meek Mill and Kanye.

Drake Disses Meek Mill & Others; Meek Responds

Drake dropped a new song with shots aimed at Meek Mill, President Obama and Tory Lanez last week.

On "Summer Sixteen," he reveals that he and Meek were staying in the same hotel in Toronto when he dropped "Back to Back," and he blasted the song repeatedly while in the room directly above the Philly rapper. The President gets a line or two for calling Kendrick Lamar better than him in a recent interview, and he also targets Tory Lanez and his "New Toronto" movement with the line: "All you boys in New Toronto want to be me a little. All your exes know that I like my Os with a V in the middle."

Meek quickly responded by dropping the second part of his 4/4 mixtape series, featuring the diss track "War Pain." In the song, he suspiciously addresses several of Drizzy's lines from "Summertime Sixteen," leading many to think there is a mole in the Canadian star's team. Meek coyly responded to the suggestion via Instagram, posting a pic of himself with a sly grin and the caption, "The ghostwriter told me."

Young Thug & Future Squabble on Twitter

Future's relationship with former collaborator Young Thug has cooled considerably in recent months. When the Purple Reign rapper took to Twitter to promote his Evol LP, released via Apple Music on Friday, Thugga wasted little time blasting him for putting out so much music.

"Boy slow down dropping all that BS music..." tweeted Thug. "Yo family/team wish [you] was me lil n****... I hope Apple save [you]... or church."

Future clapped back with, "Yo b**** wish [you] was me in real life." But Thugga ultimately turned the attention to his own project, I'm Up (formerly Slime Season 3), which was also being released on Friday. He tweeted that he planned to buy Evol, so maybe this beef isn't real?

Judge Sentences Meek Mill to House Arrest

Meek Mill narrowly missed being sent to state prison for his latest probation violation. However, Judge Genece Brinkley has tightened the reins considerably. Starting on March 1, the Maybach Music rapper will be on house arrest for 90 days and prohibited from releasing any new music. He'll only be allowed to leave his home in order to attend community service events serving adults. He must also return to court in a few weeks, when the judge will decide if he can resume recording and whether to extend his house arrest.

Brinkley also added six more years of probation, so Meek Mill will have to be on his best behavior for a long time to come.

Kanye & Wiz Khalifa End Beef

Kanye and Wiz Khalifa have ended their beef, which played out over social media last week. The dustup started after Ye announced that his new album would be called Waves, and Wiz pointed out that Max B started the "wave" movement. Kanye went on a Twitter rant, bashing the Pittsburgh rapper and crediting himself with creating Wiz's kid by introducing the world to Amber Rose. The comments drew the ire of Rose, who ultimately wound up winning the war with several brutal tweets.

During an interview with LA radio host Big Boy, Kanye waved the white flag and admitted he was wrong for bringing children into the spat. "My brother Malik Yusef got us on the phone... We chopped it up, squashed it," he said. "For people who felt a way about the kids comment, I didn't mean it in a harmful way..."


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