Fans of hip hop all over the world are still mourning and celebrating the life of rapper Mac Miller, over a year after his passing. Miller was found unresponsive in his Los Angeles home in September 2018. Cause of death, a lethal cocktail of alcohol, fentanyl, and cocaine.
While fans continue to hold Miller in high esteem, apparently not everyone feels the same. Goldlink Crew, a former friend to Miller, took to Instagram, posting a lengthy note praising and bashing the late rapper.
In the post Goldlink claims he and the late rapper didn’t always get along, but that they always supported the other in their musical endeavors. Goldlink writes, “what made you and I so special was that we weren’t always on the best of terms.”
Goldlink also claimed that Miller may have stolen a record that he played for Miller before his death, a song that is very similar to Miller’s, Dang ft. Anderson Paak.
According to Goldlink, pieces of his song we’re allegedly taken and used by Miller.
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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
The entire ordeal is confusing, with Goldlink ending his post with words of praise for Miller after pointing out the musical copycat.
All this didn’t sit well with Anderson Paak. Miller’s collaboration partner took little time defending his late friend and their song against Goldlink’s allegations. In a now deleted IG post (screen shots below) Paak writes, “If Devine feminine was such a blue print of your record then tell me where the plaques are for whatever your s*** was called!! Mac brought your a** on tour and opened up his fan base to you when you had nothing and this the type of appreciation you give?”
Goldlink hasn’t responded to Paak, but, as of the time of this artcle, hasn’t deleted his post on IG either.