Anderson .Paak is calling ut GoldLink for this highly disrespectful letter about the late Mac Miller.
Mac Miller left this world almost 15 months ago, which makes this letter all the more disrespectful. The sudden passing of the Pittsburgh rapper was the result of a drug overdose, with Miller previously speaking openly about his struggle with substance abuse and depression. Though it’s often said you should never speak ill of the dead, not everyone abides by that philosophy — including GoldLink. On Tuesday, the “U Say” rapper decided to put his mouth where his Instagram account and wrote a post directed at the late rapper.
“I always thought you drove yourself insane about your own music. So much that, you would adopt styles as homage to those around you that you loved. That’s where our problem started,” GoldLink wrote to his deceased former touring partner.
The 26-year-old then alleged that the “What’s the Use?” rapper had copied GoldLink’s And After That, We Didn’t Talk mixtape for his Divine Feminine album.
“Divine Feminine was an actual blueprint of ‘and after that we didn’t talk.’ Your single was called ‘Dang!’ Ft. Anderson Paak… you had Souelction support you on the Divine Feminine tour and when I tried to contact you, about anything at all… you never hit me,” he continued.
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Mac Miller I’d be lying if I said I was surprised to hear that you died on us. Not because you were necessarily troubled, but because you were special and because of that, you were troubled. At your peak, you were the archetypal rapper all of us wanted to be; which was independent. But also just a kid with really bright eyes about life. I’ll keep it short because I want to continue our conversation for when it’s my time to go. But I think what made you and I special is that we weren’t always on the best terms. So I didn’t always have great things to say about you. When we were on the GO:OD AM tour, I played you my album “and after that we didn’t talk”, and you thought it was absolutely incredible. I released it under the“Soulection” label and the single for my album was called “Unique” ft. Anderson Paak, and that was your favorite song at the time. You loved it so much that you made the entire tour party listen to it, and surprised me with a cake after my set. I always thought you drove yourself insane about your own music. So much that, you would adopt styles as homage to those around you that you loved. That’s where our problem started. Divine Feminine was an actual blueprint of “and after that we didn’t talk”. Your single was called “Dang!” Ft. Anderson Paak…you had Souelction support you on the Divine Feminine tour and when I tried to contact you, about anything at all…you never hit me. A close mutual friend ended up just hittin’ my DJ saying “listen man, we love Link, but we just had to do what we had to do. And Mac said if he needs a verse at anytime, he got him” We are family, you could always call me. Afterwards, we seen each other at Coachella, and you put your head down like an innocent child, but I told you to pick it up and I hugged you like the brother you are to me. You were the first person brave enough to openly say “he’s dope.”, and gave me a platform. That meant more to me than anything else. 3 days before you died, I remember pullin up on you at the crib, walking in the house and seeing the Divine Feminine album plaque on the wall. I was so proud of you and what YOU created for yourself. And I’m forever grateful for that
It’s a big accusation to make of a man who is not here to defend himself. So Miller’s fans decided to do it for him. Several Twitter users brought up claims that GoldLink himself was not so clean when it came to plagiarizing material. But Mac Miller was not the only one who GoldLink decided to bring into the fold, with Anderson .Paak also mentioned in the lengthy post. Paak, too, decided to respond.
“You ain’t the first to make an album inspired by a relationship, you ain’t the first to make a song featuring Anderson .Paak but you are the first to disrespect my friend who is no longer here for absolutely no reason and I can’t stand for that,” the “Bubblin” rapper wrote before continuing, “Whatever issues you had with Mac should have been addressed in person and ended there. what’s the point of bringing this up after his passing and disrespecting his name? You really woke up feeling like that was the move?”
We’re Team Mac and Paak on this one.
ill never forget when goldlink stole an unreleased smino song bar for bar. he should never ever speak on biting.
— billy (@BillBeige) November 27, 2019
Goldlink disabled the comments on his IG post even he knows he’s a fucking clown
— Blake Ragsdale (@BlakeOnCusseta) November 27, 2019
@GoldLink claims Mac Miller stole the concept of ‘The Divine Feminine’…
Let’s not forget…
— ctrl (@cntrolnet) November 27, 2019