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For months now, we’ve been wondering about what exactly went down between Drake and Diddy outside of a Miami nightclub back in December. Several reports indicated that Diddy assaulted the Toronto rapper after fighting over a song, but Diddy says that’s not the case at all.
During an interview with Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club,” he shot down those reports as untrue (even though Meek Mill recently made a reference to the incident on his Drake dis track “Wanna Know.”)
“I did not put hands on Drake and I do not want any problems with Drake,” Diddy said. “Drake is…right now. That’s all I have to say. He’s putting in his work. I didn’t do nothing to Drake. Drake is my friend.”
He did confirm, though, that their dispute was over Drake’s hit song “0 to 100.”
“’0 to 100′ was initially a record that was my record, and then somehow that became…just a misunderstanding, because we were working with the same producers,” he explained. “Honestly it was a misunderstanding. Honestly Drake is actually my favorite rapper, as far as songwriting and albums. It’s been like that for a couple of years.”
In fact, Diddy said he actually wanted Drake to ghostwrite some verses for him.
“[It was] for him to ghostwrite for me,” he explained. “I feel like, as an artist, your allegiance is also to the record. Making the best record you can. And sometimes you can be in the room with somebody that has a better idea than you and you’ve gotta be open to that. Look at Whitney Houston, she didn’t really write any of her songs. I never apologized for any of that, because I want the best record.”
This tidbit is pretty interesting, since we just watched Meek Mill and Drake publicly feud, after the Philly rapper accused Drizzy of using ghostwriters for some of his recent work.
“I really just stayed out of it and I was just listening to everything like everyone else,” Diddy said.
“Meek is my boy, and at the end of the day, when it comes to this situations it’s all about the lyrics. This is not beef and that’s the beauty of it — this is really about skills. It’s helpful to the game because it makes people think about more what they’re saying when they’re writing.”
Okay, so it sounds like everyone’s (sort of) cool now?
In other news, Diddy’s been logging hours in the studio. He doesn’t have an album title or a roll-out plan just yet, but it sounds like there’s more music coming pretty soon.
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