Fans may be questioning whether Drake really uses a ghostwriter to create his chart-topping songs but the Canadian rapper's longtime producer Noah "40" Shebib has leapt to his defence.

Upset that Drake, 28, did not promote his new album Dreams Worth More Than Money, Meek Mill launched an epic Twitter rant accusing the Young Money star of not writing his own verse on their new collaboration R.I.C.O.

With the legitimacy of Drake's career now in question, Shebib has slammed Mill's comments insisting he has spent an incredible amount of hours creating songs with the Grammy-winner.

In part of his own Twitter rant, Shebib said:

According to Shebib, it would be hard for the 10 Bands rapper to fake the lyrics to his songs as they are written based on personal experiences.

Rapper Quentin Miller, who hails from Atlanta, is rumoured to be Drake's mystery ghostwriter.

However, Shebib says it is public knowledge that Miller contributed to the hip hop star's mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late, which was released in February 2015.

Shebib, 32, has produced songs for a wide range of artists including Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Alicia Keys and Lil Wayne.

The producer has worked with fellow Canadian Drake since 2009, producing songs including Successful, Headlines, Started From The Bottom and Take Care, which featured Rihanna.

Although Drake is yet to directly respond to the scandal, he is said to have reacted through subliminal messages.

When MTV Wild N Out star Hitman Holla took Drake's side in the row, the former Degrassi actor is said to have replied: "I signed up for greatness. This comes with it."

Drake is also said to have liked a video shared by British rapper Krept from duo Krept & Konan, replacing a Meek Mill magazine cover with one featuring grime MC Skepta on the front.