In a tale that is as old as time, another musician has come forward with claims of the woes he’s experienced within the music industry.
This time, it’s Quentin Miller, the songwriter known as Drake’s ghostwriter.
In an interview on YouTube, he alleges that he never received a proper publishing check for any of the songs he wrote for the Toronto native.
“I never got a publishing check off of any Drake songs,” he told VladTV.
Furthermore, he says that his work as a songwriter with Drake’s camp was coupled with a very questionable contract.
According to him, he was the victim of really a “horrible” deal.
“I had to feed my family off getting paid under the table in that situation because Tricky and them wouldn’t let me go,” he alleged. “I didn’t get out of that deal until 2019…2020. I signed in 2011. They wouldn’t let me out. I had to let go of a lot of sh-t just to get out. Even while I was in it, I never got a publishing check or nothing. I was just grinding it out, hoping that one song or working with that one artist is gonna change something, and that was the Drake thing, but it didn’t change anything.”
A Lesson For Others
As previously reported by AfroTech, some of the biggest entertainers in the industry have been subject to the fine print of the contracts they’ve signed.
From Megan Thee Stallion to Mike Tyson and even Drake, they all serve as a cautionary tale to anyone looking to do business in an industry that is indeed cutthroat.