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Drake invokes Joe Carter in latest shot at Meek Mill, ‘Back to Back’

By Nick Patch



TORONTO _ Touch ’em all, Drake.

The Toronto rapper invoked beloved ex-Blue Jays slugger Joe Carter with his latest shot in his ongoing feud with rapper Meek Mill.

The Grammy winner issued “Back to Back” overnight, accompanied by a photo of Carter’s triumphant trot following his World Series-winning walk-off home run in 1993.

Of course, Toronto’s opponent that year was Philadelphia _ Mill’s home town.

After “Charged Up,” it’s Drake‘s second lyrical response to Mill, who alleged on Twitter recently that Drake doesn’t write his own rhymes.

On “Back to Back,” the 28-year-old Drake takes several shots at Mill’s relationship to rap titan Nicki Minaj, a longtime cohort of Drake‘s whom Mill is currently supporting on tour.

“You love her, then you gotta give the world to her,” Drake raps. “Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?”

Minaj performed in Toronto on Tuesday and allowed Mill to make a cameo appearance during her headlining set. Several fan-shot videos depict Mill being heartily booed by the partisan Toronto crowd.

Posted early Wednesday morning, Drake‘s freestyle actually seems to reference the fresh incident.

“I mean, whoa, can’t fool the city man, they know what’s up,” he rapped.

This spat began when Mill issued a series of tweets alleging that Drake “don’t write his own raps,” including his verse on Mill’s recent “R.I.C.O.”

Drake collaborator Quentin Miller has a songwriting credit on that song, as well as five tunes on Drake‘s surprise “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.”

Miller has since clarified that they were just collaborators, and he was always properly credited for his contributions.

Meanwhile, Toronto city councillor Norm Kelly managed to navigate his way into the fray, telling Mill he wasn’t welcome in Toronto. Mill replied by playfully calling Kelly a “thug.”

Despite declaring he was taking a Twitter vacation, Kelly returned to the platform Wednesday to tweet a photo of his own image mirrored _ or back to back.

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