Drake’s Former Ghostwriter Says He Was Never Paid For Hit Records

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Quentin Miller, Drake‘s ex ghostwriter, has alleged he was never paid for his pen work on the hip hop star’s smash mixtape, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.” The LP debuted in 2015 at the top spot on the US Billboard 200 and up to now has sold roughly 1.5 million units globally. Four tracks on this hit project credit Miller with being a writer. Earlier this week, Miller sat down with DJ Vlad and claimed he never received any compensation for his songwriting as a result being locked in a publishing deal at the time with Grammy-winning music executive Tricky Stewart. Miller said, “I was in my horrible, horrible, horrible publishing situation with Tricky so I never got a publishing check off of any Drake songs.”

Miller went on, “I had to feed my family off getting paid under the table in that situation because Tricky and them wouldn’t let me go.” Drake‘s ex ghostwriter said in 2011 he initially inked his deal with Stewart, however, wasn’t released from the deal until ten years down the road and to pull it off, he was forced to “let go of a lot of sh*t.” Miller continued, “Even while I was in it, I never got a publishing check or nothing. I was just grinding, bro. I was grinding it out just hoping that one day that one song or working with that one artist is gonna change something — and that was the Drake thing! But it just didn’t change anything.”

Miller wasn’t done, “I didn’t get out of that deal until 2019, 2020. I signed in 2011. They wouldn’t let me out. I had to let go of a lot of sh*t just to get out. But even while I was in it, I never got a publishing check or nothing.” Also in the interview with DJ Vlad, Miller also talked about the fallout he had with Meek Mill in 2015 after the Philly rapper put him on blast of ghostwriting for Drizzy. Miller felt it was “inconsiderate” for the “Early Mornings” spitter to ‘drag his name through the mud’ while he was merely attempting to get his career off the ground.

“It’s like I don’t matter, maybe ’cause I was a writer, I don’t know. It was just like, you know, f*ck this guy,” said Miller about Meek Mill. Drake and Meek ultimately hugged, made up, and since their beef both artists careers soared out of the atmosphere — while Quentin Miller‘s career took a left turn and plunged off a cliff into the ocean. Neither OVO Sound (Drake‘s music label which put out “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late“) nor Tricky Stewart released comments in regards to the ghostwriter never being paid.


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