UPDATE: Lil George wants to make it clear that it was his already rabid fanbase who pumped up the song controversy for the 17-year-old.
In a recent interview with Sway in the Morning, he addressed the lyrical debate that's been swelling over recent weeks and says his fans pushed it forward and he understands why they may have done that. "It's kind of similar," he says of his song "I Got The Sauce" and Meek's Dreams Worth More Than Money track "I Got The Juice."
"...If he did [hear it], I don't know," Lil George continued, but, "it's motivation, he's one of the artists that I looked up to to do what I do, so it's motivation."
His goal: to spread the mesage to fans, "That they can chase they dream and stay in school," he said (also, not a bite from Meek).
Meek Mill has made headlines all week for publicly blasting Drake for allegedly using a ghostwriter, but if reports made by Detroit rapper Lil George have any truth to them, Meek should be pointing the finger at himself. According to TMZ, the 17-year-old Detroit rapper claims that Nicki Minaj's bae jacked part of his song "I Got the Sauce."
Lil George's song dropped back in October and its supporting music video was released on social media in April. While it was not a huge mainstream smash, he says it garnered a lot of attention in the underground hip hop circuit. Seven months after, Meek debuted his album, which featured a song titled "I Got the Juice." Fans of George noticed it was eerily similar to "Sauce's" flow and hook.
While George finds it pretty ironic that Meek is putting Drizzy on front street for allegedly performing an action that he is doing himself, he says he's no snitch. He stressed that he's not looking for a pay cut and understands that artists sometimes borrow ideas from one another. All he wants is for the "All Eyes on You" MC to acknowledge that he was inspired by his track.
TMZ reached out to Meek's reps and they're fully denying Lil' George's claims, saying that Meek has never even heard "I Got the Sauce."
Take a listen to Lil George's "Sauce" below and decide for yourself.
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