Quentin Miller has stepped forward to address rumors that he’s Drake’s ghostwriter after Meek Mill put him on blast earlier in the week. In a Tumblr post reported by Real Talk N.Y., Miller explains that he’s “not, and never will be” a ghostwriter for Drake.
Miller says he was working at a bakery last winter when the Toronto rap star reached out to him. “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,” he wrote. “I told him i worked in a bakery and his exact words were ‘F**k that, your destined for greatness.’ Hearing that from someone that I’ve been studying since 2009, bar for bar…. Theres no way to describe that.”
By the time Miller got involved with Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, he says the project was mostly done. “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 (Ghostwritter???) … 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.”
In closing, Miller shares why he’s not a ghostwriter. “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 .. That's all I have to say.”
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(Photos from left: Quentin Miller via Instagram, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)