Drake-Meek Mill feud 'f**ked everything up for me', says songwriter Quentin Miller
Quentin Miller said he was unable to work steadily after the feud started, and that ties were severed between him and DJ Don Cannon and DJ Drama
When Drake’s 'If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late' album had dropped five years ago, it was supposed to change the life and fortunes of Drizzy's co-writer, Quentin Miller, who was a talented up-and-coming songwriter-rapper. But instead, Miller got embroiled in the aftermath of one of the biggest feuds to ever hit the hip-hop scene between two rappers at the peak of their careers, namely Drake and Meek Mill.
To quickly recap, a few months after that new Drake album dropped, Meek Mill accused Drake of using a ghostwriter on their collaboration, 'R.I.C.O.' in July 2015. DJ Funkmaster Flex unveiled a reference track made by Quentin Miller for 'R.I.C.O.' as proof, and things turned ugly from there. Drake released the diss tracks 'Charged Up' and 'Back to Back', while Meek Mill responded with his own diss track titled 'Wanna Know.'
Here's a full breakdown of the beef: Having lost his opportunity to make a name for himself due to the collateral damage surrounding the highly publicized celebrity spat, Quentin Miller took to Instagram today to voice his frustrations and willingness to still make it in the industry that had pretty much discarded him without a second thought.
“It’s pretty much taboo for me to talk about it,” said Miller. “I pretty much try to act like it don’t exist… Unfortunately, I don’t have the good memories about it that everyone has. My good memories were all murdered the day Meek… put my name out there. It just blew up my whole spot and that s**t just f**ked everything up for me.”
Quentin went on to explain that his career had been derailed because the beef severed his relationship with DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon. “In the confusion of that shit, me and DJ Drama and Cannon, that whole side, our ties were severed because of that shit,” he said. “Y'all just don’t know what those phone calls were like. Y'all just don’t know what those text messages were like… That’s one of the biggest things I regret was fucking up that relationship with them because in the end, that nigga Drake and Meek. Them niggas is best friends now. They watch basketball games and do shows and shit together, so what was that even for?”
In 2016, DJ Drama had told Hot 97 that he spoke with Meek about 'R.I.C.O.' before the feud started, revealing that Drake's lines “weren’t technically his bars.” Drama’s ex-wife Summer P Walker (a popular artiste herself) also claimed in November 2015 that Drama had leaked Quentin Miller’s reference tracks.
Miller admitted that something he thought would change his life for the better really just made it worse. “It’s just crazy how the best moment of my life after a tweet turned into one of the most stressful moments of my life,” he said. “I envy all the other producers, artists, writers involved that get to just look at it in a good light because it wasn’t a good light for me. It was hell for me after that shit. Five years later, I’m still trying to shake that shit… Glad you enjoyed it.”
Quentin Miller then ended the clip with a plea, asking hip-hop labels and artistes to take a chance on him, saying he was still willing and able to work. “I can do this shit in my sleep,” he said, clearly unimpressed that the Meek Mill and Drake rivalry had done nothing but boost their careers while leaving him trailing by the wayside. To see Quentin Miller's clip in its entirety, click here.