Twitter is a war zone right now, and digital shots are being fired left and right with no end in sight. Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj dropped some serious truth bombs regarding VMA snubs, which garnered misguided input from Taylor Swift, which then inspired some Swift-directed shade from Katy Perry. On the same night, Meek Mill blasted Safaree Samuels for twerking, and then tore into Drake for using ghostwriters. Needless to say, it’s been an eventful week watching it all unfold 140 characters at a time.
One of the first Torontonians to come to Drake’s defence was Councillor Norm Kelly. Norm threw down a stern warning to Meek Mill in support of The Boy:
Over 100 thousand retweets later, Meek Mill fired back, laughing off the warning, and reserving a few choice words for Kelly in the process:
Norm wouldn’t back down, and as we all know, a series of 3 tweets in a row constitutes an official Twitter beef:
In an interview with Noisey, the Toronto Councillor spoke on the feud, making it clear that he’s not shook by Meek Mill calling him a thug. “I’ve been in politics for 30 years,” he says. “Stuff like that just rolls off my back.” Norm went on to remind readers that the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1993 World Series, noting that he won’t lose any sleep the next time he has to visit Meek’s hometown.
When asked if he writes all of his own tweets, Norm said he does, but admitted that he “steal[s] shamelessly from everybody.” The politician came to Drake’s defence as a fellow Torontonian, but it’s possible these ghostwriting accusations hit home for Norm, given that his Twitter timeline is largely borrowed. Apparently the excess of hip-hop tweets coming from his account can be attributed to his stepson: “Someone said to me a week or so ago, ‘how do you know so much about rap?’ And I said, ‘well, I just know who to ask.’”
Members of #NormHive can read the full interview here.