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Just when the dust was starting to settle on this whole Drake/Meek Mill beef, the man at the center of it all stepped into the fray.
Quentin Miller, Drake affiliate and supposed ghostwriter (according to Meek), has decidedly squashed any implication that he ever wrote for Drake. Miller recounts his initial involvement with IYRTITL, writing “most of the project was done before I came in the picture.” Rather than coming to Miller for help, it sounds like Drake was giving the young artist a shot at the big time.
Miller cleared the air in a Tumblr post published this afternoon. All this should make for a very exciting installment of Drake’s Apple Music radio show tomorrow. You can read Miller’s full message below:
“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…. Theres 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 artist 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.. 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 ..
Thats all i have to say on it.. back to this 1317 shit…”