7.24.2015

Quentin Miller Denies Ghostwriting for Drake

Drake’s alleged ghostwriter is breaking his silence. Quentin Miller, named by Meek Mill as a ghostwriter for Drake in his Twitter rant earlier this week, has penned a long statement on his Tumblr denying Meek’s accusation.

He starts by recounting the moment he and Drake first crossed paths in 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,” he wrote. “I told him I worked in a bakery and his exact words were, ‘Fuck that, your destined for greatness.'”

He goes on to describe in detail how Drake is a talented songwriter who freestyled the song “Madonna” in one take. He calls Meek’s description of him as a ghostwriter as misleading. “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 concludes with another flat-out refusal of the term. “I am not and never will be a ‘ghostwriter’ for Drake,” he said. “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.”

Earlier in the week, Drake’s longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib also denied Meek’s claim, writing, “Don’t ever question my brother’s pen.”

Read Miller’s letter in full 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, 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.