Quentin Miller Responds to Speculation He Was Ghostwriter on Nas’ ‘King’s Disease II'

After a viral clip further fueled rumors that Quentin Miller “ghostwrote” for Nas, the songwriter has hit back against critics labeling him as a ghostwriter.

Rapper Quentin Miller attends TIDAL X: 1020 at Barclays Center on October 20, 2015

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Rapper Quentin Miller attends TIDAL X: 1020 at Barclays Center on October 20, 2015

After a viral clip fueled rumors that Quentin Miller “ghostwrote” for Nas, the prolific songwriter has hit back against critics.

Miller is credited as a writer on Nas’ King’s Disease II song “The Pressure,” and in a video the Atlanta native broke down how he isn’t a ghostwriter despite the label following him ever since it was revealed he wrote uncredited lyrics for Drake in 2015. 

“OK, so apparently this whole Quentin-worked-with-Nas conversation is going a little more viral than what I thought ’cause now people are reaching out to me and asking me to clear it up,” he said in a clip posted to Instagram, as seen below. “Off the strength, I want to shout out to Hit-Boy for the opportunity that he gave me when he invited me to the studio and allowed me to work with Nas.”

Miller has worked with Hit-Boy for many years, and he said the producer credited him on the Nas song after he pulled up to the studio and threw “some ideas out.” He added, “I just bounced some ideas, a couple ideas win. That’s it. That’s all that happened with the Nas shit.”

Miller also highlighted that the viral clip showed he mentioned other artists he’s written music for, including G-Eazy, Jeremih, and Ty Dolla Sign. “Writers post their work and talk about their work all the time. You know why? It helps with the business of writing,” he continued. “When people know that you were a part of certain things, it makes people more prone to work with you. It’s kind of part of the job.”

When Meek Mill exposed Drake for using Miller as a “ghostwriter” in 2015, Miller found himself at the center of their beef. As he explained, that whole saga has followed him ever since, despite Meek and Drizzy burying the hatchet. As a result, he suggested that anytime his name shows up in song credits it has the potential to spark another “ghostwriting scandal.” 

"Now anytime people work with me, it’s like I’m supposed to be a ghost. But I’m not a fucking ghost!" he said. "“You don’t make money being a ghost! … Let me say this right now: Quentin Miller is not a ghostwriter. I don’t give a fuck if I never work with another artist again, I don’t care, because I hate the fucking business. If you work with Quentin Miller, you worked with Quentin Miller! And you better be okay with saying that you worked with Quentin Miller!”

Miller was forced to respond to the speculation after a clip from his interview on the New Rory & Mal podcast in September recently circulated online. “I’ve been still writing for people ever since,” he said. “I’ve done worked with Nas, Big Sean, G-Eazy … Jeremih, Ty Dolla Sign, a bunch of other people.”

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