From all indications, the beef over ghostwriting allegations that erupted last summer between former friends Drake and Meek Mill remained on wax as a war of words and nothing more.
Ironically enough, it was the unsuspecting man caught in the middle, Quentin Miller, who would catch a bad one. As you may remember, Miller is the rapper Meek Mill outted as having ghostwritten a number of the tracks on Drake’s album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, including “10 Bands”, “Know Yourself”, and “No Tellin’.” In all, Miller is credited on five tracks from the hit album.
In a recent interview with VladTV, Miller confirms that he had a run-in with Meek’s crew because of the controversy.
“It’s true,” he says of the encounter at a NikeTown store in Los Angeles. “They caught me. This was really my first time really talking with Meek. Basically, he told me he ain’t appreciate the letter that I dropped and it made him seem like he was a liar.”
Shortly after the controversy erupted, Miller put out an open letter denying ghostwriting for Drake and clarifying that the Toronto rapper was instead something like a mentor to him. Miller says when Meek’s Deamchasers crew saw him, they tried to start a fight in front of some nearby paparazzi but he tried to ignore them and continued shopping.
“They kinda left,” he recalls. “Then one of his mans came back with his phone out like, ‘Yo, I need you to go on camera saying you apologize to Meek Mill and everything you said is a lie. I was like, ‘Naw, man, I’m not doing that s–t.’ Mid-conversation, mid-me saying that, just pow, took off on me.”
Though he only suffered a bit of a bloody lip, Miller says more than anything he’s just confused and frustrated that he even became a target in the beef.
“I ain’t asked to be a part of that s–t and I’m the only one,” Miller ponders.” I’m like, ‘What the f–k are you hitting me for? I’m not a violent person. So I’m not out here to be the toughest n–a. So that’s cool. Punching me is like punching Frank Ocean or punching ILOVEMAKONNEN. What kinda points are you getting off that? If that’s what you wanna do, that’s what you wanna do. I’m one of the most peaceful, nicest motherf–kas that you’ll ever meet. I’m not a street ni–a. So like you can have it. You can have the tough title. That doesn’t do anything for me.”