It seems that even when it comes to speeches at the 2016 Republican National Convention, Drake still has to have jokes thrown his way.
If any event could be more distant from the interests of the Toronto rapper, let us know, but apparently since it was learned that last night’s keynote speaker Melania Trump lifted part of her speech from Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC offering, the Drake ghostwriting saga had to be pushed back into the forefront.
“So Melania Trump had Drake's ghost writer help her with her speech or no?” one Twitter user wrote. “All the rappers came at Drake for having ghostwriters,” another one tweeted. “So yall gone make some diss songs about Melania Trump for biting Michelle Obama?”
One person criticized loyal Drake fans for laughing at Melania but not Drizzy when he was caught using a word-for-word ghostwriter. “Being quick to jump on Melania Trump for plagiarizing but protecting Drake when he does the same thing,” they tweeted. Does Twitter have a point?
If you remember, Drake was exposed as rapping word-for-word over ghostwriter Quentin Miller’s crafted lyrics for “10 Bands,” among other songs. The whole controversy came out after Meek Mill referred to Miller as someone who worked very close with Drake.
Monday night had Melania Trump reciting almost verbatim the words from the first lady’s 2008 speech. It got warm applause, which is ironic, because if Michelle would have said it in front of them, we know the reaction would be different.
Check out what Twitter had to say, as well as CNN’s mashup of the two speeches, below.
Drake Steals Lyrics,— Jacob Mendoza (@JPM_94) July 19, 2016
Melania Steals Quotes.
What Great People To Look Up To. Haha. Sorry Not Sorry. 😂😂😂
All the rappers came at Drake for having ghostwriters. So yall gone make some diss songs about Melania Trump for biting Michelle Obama?— Dave Walker III (@LoveSimplyDave) July 19, 2016
So Melania Trump can plagiarize but Drake can't have a ghost writer. Okay— Stephskillie_GMG (@Stephskillions1) July 19, 2016
Melania gonna avoid the discussing the claims like Drake did with those reference tracks 😂😭😭😭😭— Hak33m (@PrinceHAK33M) July 19, 2016
Personally I feel like Drake has better ghost writers than Melania...— Justin C. Flynn (@justincflynn) July 19, 2016
Who has plagiarized the best, Drake or Melania?— Vu Ly (@vubus) July 19, 2016
That Melania Trump woman pulled a whole Drake and Quentin Miller— deejay (@BreesInDaCut) July 19, 2016
Is Melania Drake’s ghost writer too?— BRIANA (@brianamford) July 19, 2016
Melania should've never let Drake write her speech. #RNCinCLE— Jahmal Corner (@TheCornerSuite) July 19, 2016
melania trump not handling this ghostwriting scandal as well as drake— hector zeroni (@humpbackwhelan) July 19, 2016
Melania must be a Drake fan https://t.co/0zWZAKRXs3— Unafraid - Drew Ali (@ACaseOnline) July 19, 2016
Melania Trump =drake. MichelleObama =Q Miller— rome weaver (@heartbeatsslow) July 19, 2016
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