Drake has been a center of long-lasting controversies with women and fellow rappers, but he thinks people dislike him for the wrong reasons.
The 30-year-old referred to himself and close friend DJ Khaled as “good people ” during a recent interview on his own music channel OVO Sound Radio hosted by Beats 1.
Drizzy, who has repeatedly denied claims from Meek Mill that he uses ghostwriters for lyrics, says talking about the beef doesn’t make him proud. The said writer, Quentin Miller, explained this in an official statement posted on Tumblr.
Quentin described his first time of meeting with Drake; how the famous rapper believed in his talent and trusted him like a brother. He also reiterated that he has never been a ghostwriter for his close friend.
In his words: “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, your 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.
(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.. 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… – Q.M.
Drake recently won two Grammys for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Hotline Bling.” However, he says it’s a surprise because the hit pop song isn’t a rap track.
“Maybe because I’ve rapped in the past or because I’m black,” he said.
“I can’t figure out why.
“I won two awards, but I don’t even want them because it just feels weird for some reason.”