The Chirp: Meek Mill vs. Drake

As Tuesday night turned to Wednesday morning, Meek Mill unleashed a string of heat-seeking Twitter missiles.

Chief among those catching Meek’s tweet heat was Drake.

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!

Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015

When I get mad I just start saying what’s bothering me….. I can’t not tell the truth! Lol

Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015

As it happens, beef is the internet’s primary fuel source — and this one lasted throughout the next day. Here are the best athlete tweets from the opening round of Meek vs. Drake:

Eagles defensive end Vinny Curryand more on getting out the popcorn:

On Meek’s page like

Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) July 22, 2015

Celtics guard R.J. Hunter and more on emotional betrayal:

That hurts the core of Drake wasn’t writing all that lol

RJ Hunter (@RJHunter22) July 22, 2015

Bucs wide receiver Tavarres King on his prescription for late-night tweeting:

Redskins safety Duke Ihenacho and more on being #TeamDrizzy:

womp. — RT @jmzxng: Nicki got Meek thinking he on top. Boy get back to 0 before Drake gets to 100 real quick

— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) July 22, 2015

Mercury forward Monique Currie and moreonbeing #TeamWhoCares:

Kentucky coach John Calipariweighs in:

Rockets forward Sam Dekker and Wizards forward Jared Dudley on the sequel:

Waiting on these Drake response tracks — Sam Dekker (@dekker) July 22, 2015

Seahawks running back Robert Turbinon the prequel:

Rams defensive end Chris Longasks the tough questions:

You think Drake defriended Meek on Facebook yet or nah — Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE)July 22, 2015

Is it possible that Drake was asleep during that whole thing last night and his entourage was like “just let him sleep” or do they wake him — Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 22, 2015

And finally, Heat forward Justise Winslow on cause and effect: