Rap­per Drake’s ‘ ghost­writer’ de­nial

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

A MU­SI­CIAN re­ported to have se­cretly writ­ten rhymes for rap­per Drake has spo­ken out to dis­miss the al­le­ga­tions, in­sist­ing he is no “ghost­writer”.

Drake’s lyri­cal skills have come un­der scru­tiny af­ter fel­low rap­per Meek Mill ac­cused him of fail­ing to write his own verses.

In a se­ries of an­gry Twit­ter mes­sages, Mill wrote, “Stop com­par­ing Drake to me ... He don’t write his own raps!” He went on to claim Drake, who fea­tured on Mill’s R. I. C. O. track on his latest al­bum Dreams Worth More Than Money, failed to pro­mote the pro­ject on so­cial media af­ter it was re­port­edly dis­cov­ered that he had re­cruited a song­writer to come up with his lines. Mill later named Quentin Miller as the man be­hind Drake’s rhymes af­ter not­ing the in­dus­try new­comer is cred­ited as a writer on a slew of tracks on Drake’s latest al­bum, If You’re Read­ing This, It’s Too Late.

Drake re­sponded to the at­tack by sim­ply stat­ing on so­cial media, “I signed up for great­ness. This comes with it”, and now Miller him­self has bro­ken his si­lence on the con­tro­versy.

In a lengthy blog post on Tum­blr, Miller says, “Most of the pro­ject was done be­fore I came in the pic­ture ... I am not and never will be a ‘ ghost­writer’ for Drake ... I’m proud to say that we’ve col­lab­o­rated.”

Drake.

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