Ever since Meek Mill revealed that Quentin Miller was ghostwriting for Drake, the subject of ghostwriting has been at the forefront of people’s minds when judging the quality and talent of our most favorite famous artists.
One of hip-hop’s biggest stories of 2015 made it all the way to the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors last night (July 11) as Busta Rhymes appeared on stage with radio host Angie Martinez and Timbaland. The three were there to honor Missy Elliott, whom Martinez praised for her originality. This sparked Busta’s displeasure for those who, uh, use assistance with their creativity as he took shots at those who use ghostwriters.
“I would like to elaborate on that last thing you just said, Angie,” he said prior to Angie’s response of “please do.” “Especially in a time where there’s a whole lot of ghostwriting in question,” he continued, then waited for a long audience reaction, clearly trying to imply something. “Can we please give it up for Missy Elliott?”
Twitter went up in flames as everyone figured that Drake was the target of Busta Rhymes’s jabs. “First joe budden n now busta rhymes,” a Twitter user tweeted. “Drake has fans but rap dont respek him lol.”
Check out Busta Rhymes’s ghostwriter comments at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors as well as Twitter’s reaction to them below.
First joe budden n now busta rhymes. Drake has fans but rap dont respek him lol— Bryant (@Bryant_Cee) July 12, 2016
Why busta rhymes just come at Drake so hard😳— shae (@_ShaePicasso) July 12, 2016
why is busta rhymes sending shots at drake like fr 😕— RJ Jones (AD) (@rjonesdos) July 12, 2016
Busta Rhymes taking shots at Drake. #HipHopHonors— ♦♠♥♣LunarSkye♣♥♠♦ (@LunarSkye) July 12, 2016
Busta Rhymes throwing shade at Drake? Bye irrelevant!!— Jawn Snow (@kiera9686) July 12, 2016
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