Drake performs at Piedmont Park during day 1 of Music Midtown on September 18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia
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September 25, 2015 12:59 AM EDT

Now that the Meek Mill feud has died down, Drake wants to clear up those ghostwriting rumors once and for all — and he’s not ashamed to admit in his latest interview, which appears in The Fader, that sometimes you’ve got to get by with a bit of help from your talented musician friends.

“I need, sometimes, individuals to spark an idea so that I can take off running,” he tells the magazine in response to Meek Mill’s accusations that he uses ghostwriters. “I don’t mind that. And those recordings—they are what they are. And you can use your own judgment on what they mean to you.”

Drake has hit back hard at the allegations, releasing two diss tracks that he penned himself about Mill called “Charged Up” and “Back to Back” and even designing a meme blitz about the rapper at OVO Fest. “Given the circumstances, it felt right to just remind people what it is that I do in case your opinions were wavering at any point,” Drake tells The Fader.

Most recently, Drake released a new mixtape recorded in a matter of days with Future on Sunday, embracing what he referred to as the collaborative nature of the music business. “I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point,” he said in the interview. “And I’m not ashamed.”

Read the full article at The Fader.

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