Last winter, Puff Daddy and Drake reportedly brawled and beefed over the Boi-1Da beat for “0 To 100 / The Catch Up.” Initially, Puff claimed that Drake stole it from him, but after a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club, he’s revised his story.
Now, Puff says that he never fought with Drake, and that he gave the Toronto rapper that beat to ghostwrite a song for him:
I did not put hands on Drake. And I don’t want any problems with Drake. Drake is, right now, that’s all I have to say. He’s putting in his work. I didn’t do nothing to Drake. Drake is my friend.
Also, he says he originally sent the beat to Drake so Drake could ghostwrite a song for him — intriguing given that the recent Drake/Meek Mill beef began with allegations that Drake uses ghostwriter of his own. Here’s Puff on the “0 To 100″ situation:
It was the beat, and it was just a misunderstanding. I sent him the song for him to ghostwrite for me. Sometimes you can be in a room with someone who has a better idea than you, and you’ve got to be open to that. I’ve never apologized for any of that. I want the best record, if someone can go out there and write a better record than me, I’m the one that has to go out there and pull it off.
And here’s his take on that Drake/Meek’s conflict:
This is not beef and that’s the beauty about it, this is about skills. It’s helpful to the game because it makes people think more about what they’re writing.
He also said that Drake is his favorite rapper and it’s been that way for a couple of years. But he also called Meek “my boy,” so he’s staying pretty neutral on that front.
Watch the full interview below.