Quentin Miller Breaks Silence, Refuting Drake Ghostwriter Allegations
Quentin Miller has transcended from an aspiring Atlanta, Georgia MC to quite arguably, Hip-Hop’s most talked about new artist in just days. Following a Meek Mill diatribe on social media, Drake had been accused of employing ghostwriters. Notably, Meek called out his associate of several years, apparently alleging that recent collaborative single “R.I.C.O.” was not written by Aubrey Drake Graham, but Quentin Miller—who was previously credited in this year’s In You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late.
As a Q.M. reference track for “10 Bandz” released, Miller and Drake both remained quiet—until now. Via his Tumblr, the WDNG Chsrs co-founder wrote:
“Winter 2014… I was just another guy working a job he hated with a passion for music. And somehow found myself on the phone with One of my idols.. I told him I worked in a bakery and his exact words were “Fuck that, you’re destined for greatness.” Hearing that from someone that I’ve been studying since 2009, bar for bar… There’s no way to describe that.. 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?? The answer is.. Nothing… I watched this man piece together words in front of me. I watched him write/replace bars 2- 3 at a time on 6pm in NY.. I witnessed him light up, go in and freestyle Madonna. I took notes from the best in the game… I remember him showing me the thank you notes in NY before the album dropped.. Showing me the QM, telling me they put me on the credits (Ghostwriter???). He attached my name to something that touched the world.. When nobody would pay attention, Drake saw something in me and reached out… Of all people… Drizzy.. Two artists in exact opposite spaces in their career.. We came together and made something special.. I am not and never will be a “ghostwriter” for Drake.. I’m proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but I could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together.
Thats all I have to say on it.. back to this 1317 shit…”
In clearly stating that he is not a ghostwriter or even a principle writer for Drake, Quentin Miller changes the conversation a bit. Moreover, Drake has yet to formally respond to the matter.
Initially, based on Meek’s tweets, the frustrations with Drake appeared having to do with a subliminal diss involving Mill’s girlfriend and Drake label-mate Nicki Minaj. Do you think that’s really the crux of the issue, as Quentin Miller has seemingly refuted the basis of other accusations?