GoldLink Says Mac Miller Copied His Music for 'The Divine Feminine'

He called his 'And After That, We Didn't Talk' an "actual blueprint" for Miller's fourth album
GoldLink Says Mac Miller Copied His Music for 'The Divine Feminine'
More than a year after the death of Mac Miller, GoldLink has claimed the late rapper used his 2015 mixtape And After That, We Didn't Talk as "an actual blueprint" for Miller's fourth studio album The Divine Feminine.

In a lengthy post on Instagram, GoldLink wrote that he and Miller "weren't always on the best terms" ahead of recalling how he had played And After That, We Didn't Talk while supporting Miller on his GO:OD AM tour.

"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," GoldLink wrote. "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."

GoldLink then wrote, "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."

In an effort to back up his claim, GoldLink pointed to the album's .Paak-assisted first single, "Dang!," and Soulection's support on the accompanying tour as evidence that Miller ripped him off by enlisting his prior collaborators.

"When I tried to contact you, about anything at all... you never hit me," GoldLink wrote. "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.'"

Changing his tune in wrapping things up, GoldLink concluded, "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."

After word of the post eventually found its way back to .Paak, the pair's mutual collaborator blasted GoldLink for his "disrespectful, narcissistic, jealous grossly unnecessary post" in a now-deleted Instagram post of his own (archived below).

"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," he wrote, "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."

.Paak wondered, "If Devine [sic] feminine was such a blue print of your record then tell me where the plaques are for whatever your shit was called!" adding, "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?"

GoldLink has yet to respond to .Paak publicly, though the Ventura artist did mention how he had "called...and dm'd" the rapper about his post to no response.

.Paak's Ventura album recently netted him a pair of Grammy nominations. Miller passed away in September 2018 at age 26.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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