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Noah ’40’ Shebib Addresses Drake Ghostwriter Rumors

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Eric McCandless/CBSIt didn’t take long for people to react to Meek Mill‘s bold statements about Drake‘s alleged ghostwriter. However, one person has come to Drizzy’s defense: the rapper’s longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib.

The hitmaker addressed the ghostwriting rumors in a string of tweets and even acknowledged that Drake worked with songwriter Quentin Miller on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

“I’ve spent maybe 30 min in a studio with Q. Nice enough guy, very talented…” Shebib begins,  “If you[‘re] asking if Q contributed to if you’re reading this the answer is yes. You can also read that in the credits.”

The hitmaker adds, “Rap has a stigma about writing your own lyrics and rightfully so… its a very personal art form and its rooted in speaking truthfully.”

Shebib then points out that Drake is not your average lyricist. “Thankfully for me drake isn’t just a rapper. He’s also a musician and a producer and a creator,” he adds.

While Drake has yet to officially comment on the story, Meek did offer an apology of sorts during a concert in Bristow, Virginia on Wednesday night.  “I was just upset as a fan,” Meek told the crowd, adding, “Shout out to Drake. Let him be great at all the motherf**** things he great at. But I’m gon’ still be the realest n**** in this b****.”

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