In 2015, Funkmaster Flex became embroiled in Drake and Meek Mill’s rivalry when he played a reference track for “10 Bands” on the radio as further evidence that Meek’s claims that Drizzy had a ghostwriter were real.
While the iconic radio host spoke with Rap Radar’s Cigar Talk show about a number of subjects, including a scathing evaluation of Cardi B’s rapping performance, one of the most noteworthy came from his reflection on Drake and Meek Mill’s notorious beef. He admitted that he contributed to the stoking of the flames. Flex played a “10 Bands” reference track during his broadcast, trying to justify Meek Mill’s ghostwriting claims at the start of the feud, according to fans.
On Rap Radar’s Cigar Talk, Flex discussed his involvement in the two rappers’ feud, referencing the historic feud between KRS-One, DJ Red Alert, MC Shan, and others over the true birthplace of hip-hop.
“I gotta be honest, I kind of bit that whole routine, or my involvement. I was copying, watching Red Alert and MC Shan and KRS-Oneand I watched people throw the flame on it and I said, ‘If I throw the flame on it, this can be one of those.’ … I ain’t gonna lie, I wanted to be in the history book like Red Alert and Shan and KRS-One.”
He continued, “You know what, Meek was always in a cheerful phase about [it]—he wasn’t overly stressed [at that time]. Because I think he wasn’t. It was funny…when I didn’t have the record, I wanna say I feel maybe me and Meek must have had miscommunication on the song, or what it was gonna be.”
Flex claims he contacted Meek to inquire about his feud with Drake and a planned diss album. “I did reach out to him, and was like hey,” seemingly implying that he intended on showing Meek’s “Wanna Know.” “I did do that! And he was like, ‘Of course, man.’ And then I might have said, ‘All right, Monday?’ I might’ve. And then I thought he agreed.