Drake & Producer Noah Shebib Respond to Meek Mill's Ghostwriting Claim

Noah Shebib and Drake
Kevin Mazur/AMA2012/WireImage

Noah Shebib and Drake in the audience at the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. 

While Meek Mill isn't backing off his claim that Drake "don't write his own raps" (he reiterated the claim during a recent stop on girlfriend Nicki Minaj's the Pinkprint Tour), Drake himself has responded to the diss – and as with all things Drake, he's keeping it low-key.

So low key, in fact, that he let his friend, Hitman Holla, share his retort for him: "I signed up for greatness, this comes with it."

Longtime Drake producer Noah "40" Shebib, however, is defending the OVO honcho's reputation more vigorously. In a series of tweets on Wednesday (July 22), Shebib pointed out Quentin Miller -- the alleged ghostwriter behind Drake and other rappers -- is openly credited in Drake's liner notes. In other words, there's no cover-up: Drake acknowledges the contributions others make to his music.

Shebib says that while he's spent somewhere around 5,000 hours in the studio with Drake, he's only worked with Miller for 30 minutes of that time.

"Sometimes [Drake's] skill is used to recognize other great songs," Shebib tweeted. "Thankfully for me drake isn't just a rapper. He's also a musician and a producer and a creator."

Check out Shebib's Twitter riposte to Meek Mill's claim below. 


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.