Earlier this week, GoldLink stirred a pot of controversy when he posted a lengthy statement on the late Mac Miller. The “Crew” rapper addressed Miller’s 2016 album Divine Feminine and seemingly claimed its inspiration was drawn from his 2015 project And After That, We Didn’t Talk.
During a concert, GoldLink stated this his post was taken out of context and he never “used the word copy” when mentioning Miller’s aforementioned soundscape and its reported relation to his own output. “I never used the word steal,” he said. “…That’s one of the realest ni**as I ever met so I don’t give a f**k what nobody say about it.”
The 26-year-old said alongside fellow DMV brethren Pusha T and Wale, Miller was one of the first people within the music industry to support him on his journey. The previous revelation, however, drew ire from other musicians including Anderson .Paak. “The whole post that I made about Mac Miller was about love and that ni**as can actually be brothers,” GoldLink said. “…The thing is Mac Miller wrote all of Divine Feminine. That was a great album.”
GoldLink speaks on his controversial Instagram post regarding Mac Miller. pic.twitter.com/Xoiq5PYL9v
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In his initial Instagram post, GoldLink praised Miller for his friendship and shared a full circle moment. “You were the first person brave enough to openly say ‘he’s dope.’ And gave me a platform,” he wrote. “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.”