Drake’s Alleged Ghostwriter Speaks Out to Dismiss Meek Mill’s Allegations
Drake’s lyrical skills came under scrutiny this week after fellow rapper Meek Mill accused him of failing to write his own verses.
Mill attempted to expose the rapper in a series of angry Twitter messages.
He went on to claim Drake, who featured on Mill’s R.I.C.O. track on his latest album Dreams Worth More Than Money, failed to promote the project on social media after it was reportedly discovered that he had recruited a songwriter to come up with his lines. Mill later named Quentin Miller as the man behind Drake’s rhymes after noting the industry newcomer is credited as a writer on a slew of tracks on Drake’s latest album, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. Drake responded to the attack by simply stating on social media, “I signed up for greatness. This comes with it”, and now Mill himself has broken his silence on the controversy. In a lengthy blog post on Tumblr, Mill recalls getting a phone call from Drake, who he names as “one of my Idols”, but he goes on to deny allegations he served as Drake’s ghostwriter. He writes, “Most of the project was done before i came in the picture. I remember him playing it for me for the first time thinking ‘Why am I here?’ like.. what does he need me for??” He adds, “I am not and never will be a ‘ghostwriter’ for drake… Im proud to say that we’ve collaborated… but i could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together.”
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