The Twittersphere is a wild place when up in arms about something, and Monday night Hot 97’s own Funkmaster Flex took some serious heat from followers. After promising via Instagram that he was going to drop the anticipated Meek Mill diss in response to Drake’s “Charged Up,” Flex never delivered, which was not taken lightly. Instead, listeners patiently waited for two hours, while Flex claimed to be waiting for the email from Meek.
After going through pretty extensive efforts to join in Meek’s claim that Drake used a ghostwriter for his rhymes, even posting the supposed reference track for “10 Bands” to his IG, this is really not a good look for Flex. He messed up so bad, thousands of fans are even calling for his resignation, quite aggressively.
A petition started by Azeem Khan, who is a Digital Strategy Consultant in New York, calls Flex a fraud and stresses the need for the fans to be heard on this matter. The petition has already gained 4,000 signers and continues to grow, which has caused significant drama between rival stations Hot 97 and Power 105.
Charlamagne the God of Power 105’s Breakfast Club show, happily bestowed Funk Flex with his “Donkey of the Day” award, given to those who royally screw up throughout the week. Charlamagne, calling him “pump-faker Flex,” challenged his credibility, claiming he only started the Meek Mill rumor for ratings and nothing more, also citing his ridiculous beef with Jay Z earlier in the year. If you know Charlamagne at all, then you know he went all the way in. It was pretty rough, which caused Ebro Darden of Hot 97’s, Ebro In The Morning, to rush to his defense.
Tuesday morning, Ebro told the airwaves he was going to deal with Power 105 later on in his rant which you can see in the video above, but went on to address the Flex drama first, blaming the issue on Meek and his falling through on his word.
“We don’t record music, and we don’t write rhymes,” Ebro said. “We play music. We go off people’s word.”
Basically, Ebro, Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez all came together to say that Flex was simply being loyal, and that the anger of the fans is unjustified and misdirected.
Meanwhile, Meek Mill trolled everyone on Twitter with an absurd audio clip of him screaming on a fake track titled “Beautiful Nightmare (Drake Diss).”
For someone who started the beef, Meek Mill is the one who looks ridiculous trolling and having zero music, which is what this is all about to release in response to Drake’s “Charged Up.”
Was Meek just unprepared? Maybe. Was he just not enthused by Drake’s response, and is trying to back pedal his way out of a ridiculous beef? Maybe that’s it, too. Whether you like “Charged Up,” or not, it was clearly a half-hearted effort that Drake didn’t even need to make, considering his repertoire of hits is far more superior than Meek Mill’s. The way I see it, Meek Mill has nothing in the tank to give.
If you can’t take it, then why dish it to begin with?
As for Flex, well. If I were him, I’d have a few bombs to drop on Meek Mill next time I see him, but we’ll see how far loyalty goes and how far the drama between Hot 97 and Power 105 will continue to go.