Before 2015, even diligent rap fans might not of heard the name Quentin Miller. That was, until Meek Mill publicly claimed Drake relied on ghostwriters, naming Miller specifically as the pen behind some of Drake’s work on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.
It’s been three years since Meek first brought this up about Miller, and the rapper is over it. “I kind of am tired of it being brought up,” he told Rolling Stone in a new interview. “People want to give me credit for his whole catalog, but that’s not true. I was inspired by him, just like everybody else. We collaborated, and that’s that. The way things played out, I don't know if anyone made all the right decisions in all the right scenarios.”
Nowadays, when Miller thinks back on that 2015 beef, he compares it to the 2009 MTV VMAs when Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift on stage. “Ultimately, I wanted people to just see that project as a great project. I didn't want all that negative shit,” he said. “That was the first major thing I was ever a part of. It was sort of like my Taylor Swift moment, and Meek Mill kind of Kanye-ed me. I got Kanye-ed by Meek, but it’s all good.”
Miller’s name has been dragged back into the spotlight after Pusha-T released “Infrared,” where he attacked Drake for allegedly not writing his own verses. “It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin,” Push spit.
Nicki Minaj came to Drake’s defense, and the Toronto rapper responded with “Duppy Freestyle,” rapping, “And as for Q, man I changed his life a couple times/N***a was at Kroger working double time/Ya'll acting like he made the boy when I was trying to help the guy.”
Miller took a lighthearted jab at Drake on Twitter, correcting him by saying he actually worked at Publix. When asked about their relationship now, he told Rolling Stone, “We’re cool.”
Miller addressed the new beef in his own song “Destiny (Freestyle),” where he griped that he’d rather be known in the ranks of Metro Boomin and Mike Will Made-It, rather than attached to the Meek-Drake beef.
I don't even want the crown, I'm just doing me
Mike Will, Metro, they 'bout as old as me
Wanna be mentioned with them not just some old beef
If You're Reading This was like 2015, I lost a leg in '16
Look, if you can't tell by now, I ain't 'bout the hype
I create waves, I'm not the wave ridin' type