Wanna Know (Meek Mill song)

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"Wanna Know"
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Song by Meek Mill
ReleasedJuly 31, 2015 (2015-07-31)
Recorded2015
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Length4:03
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Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

"Wanna Know" is a song by American rapper Meek Mill. The track was released on July 31, 2015 as a diss track to Canadian rapper Drake.[1] "Wanna Know" was produced by Jahlil Beats and Swizz Beatz.[1]

Background and release[edit]

On July 22, 2015, Meek Mill publicly criticized Drake on Twitter after being upset with Drake's non-involvement with the promotion of his album Dreams Worth More Than Money, claiming that he used ghostwriters to write his verse on "R.I.C.O.", and then releasing the reference track to the song.[2] After that, on July 31, 2015, Drake released two diss tracks aimed at Meek Mill, "Charged Up" and "Back to Back".[3][4] Meek then replied with "Wanna Know".[5] Meek Mill later removed his diss to Drake on SoundCloud.[6]

Legal actions[edit]

In August 2015, there were rumors speculating that professional wrestler The Undertaker filed a lawsuit against Meek Mill for using a part of his entrance theme as a sample for "Wanna Know". However, a WWE spokesperson stated that "WWE takes its intellectual property rights very seriously, and we're looking into the matter", with WWE concerned that Meek Mill did not respect such property rights.[7] Mill later received a cease and desist letter from WWE chairman Vince McMahon to that point.

Removal from SoundCloud[edit]

"Wanna Know" was first uploaded to SoundCloud, but Meek later removed the track from SoundCloud. Later, a post on Instagram was created by Meek that appeared to show that he was moving on from his "war on Drake".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meek Mill - Wanna Know Lyrics". Genius. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Angela Stephanou (July 22, 2015). "Meek Mill Says Drake Doesn't Write His Own Raps In Twitter Rant". Retrieved July 22, 2015. Stop comparing drake to me too.... He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out!
  3. ^ "Drake Fires Back at Meek Mill on 'Charged Up' | Rap-Up". rap-up.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  4. ^ "Drake Disses Meek Mill Again on 'Back to Back' Freestyle | Rap-Up". rap-up.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Meek Mill hits back at Drake with diss track 'Wanna Know'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ Toyin Owoseje. "Meek Mill ends Drake beef with open letter before removing his Wanna Know diss song from Soundcloud". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  7. ^ "WWE Pissed Off Over Undertaker Entrance Song on Diss Track". TMZ. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Why Did Meek Mill Remove His Drake Diss, "Wanna Know," From Soundcloud?". Complex. Retrieved February 9, 2016.