Eminem Denies Dissing Drake On His Album
In the fourth and final installment of his interview with Sway, Eminem was asked about his controversial verse on Kamikaze.
“You got some views, but you’re still below me / Mine are higher, so when you compare our views, you get overlooked / And I don’t say the hook unless I wrote the hook,” he raps on “Fall.”
Many interpreted the lyrics as a subliminal shot at Drake by referencing his 2016 album Views and his alleged ghostwriting.
However, Eminem denies having any issues with the Scorpion rapper, who he collaborated with on “Forever” in 2009.
“Drake is always gonna be in my good graces because he did something for one of my daughter’s that I will never forget, He will always be in my graces with that. And I like Drake.”
He went on to clarify his ghostwriting comments.
“What I’m telling you with these lines is I don’t know what’s real and what’s not at
this point because you hear shit about this rapper, that rapper,. whatever. I’m telling you that I don’t do it. Never have and never will. If I ever need a ghostwriter, I need to just fucking put the mic down. That’s my personal belief.”
While he doesn’t have an issue with rappers who use ghostwriters, he would never personally use one.
“As far as anybody out here that does use ghostwriters, that’s fine. If that’s what you do, that’s fine. I’m telling you I don’t do it,” Hip-hop, since it’s beginning, I was always under the impression that every rapper wrote their rhymes and when you heard about Kool Moe Deerfield battling Busy Bee it was who was bringing the best rhymes to the table. Who’s the cleverest and the wittiest. And then years later, fast forward, you hear Eazy-E saying, ‘Ice Cube writes the rhymes that I say.’ I remember hearing the line, but I just really didn’t care.”