GoldLink has drawn the ire of social media after he posted an oddly timed message about Mac Miller accusing the late rapper of biting his type.
The “Crew” rapper took to Instagram late Tuesday evening (Nov. 26) and uploaded a black-and-white photograph of a somber-looking Mac Miller together with a prolonged caption addressing Miller’s loss of life and his relationship with him.
“I’d be lying if I said I was surprised to hear that you died on us,” Goldlink’s submit started. “Not because you were necessarily troubled, but because you were special and because of that, you were troubled.”
He continued: “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.”
The DMV rapper went on to say that whereas he and Miller “weren’t always on the best of terms” and he “didn’t always have great things to say” about Miller, that’s really what made their relationship particular.
GoldLink additionally stated that he appreciated the truth that Mac supported his music, nevertheless, GoldLink apparently had an issue with the similarities between Mac’s 2016 album The Divine Feminine and his personal 2015 venture And After That, We Didn’t Talk, citing the artistic thievery as a supply of rigidity between the 2.
“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 continued: “I at all times thought you drove your self insane about your individual music. So a lot that, you’d undertake types as homage to these round you that you simply beloved. That’s the place our downside began.
“Divine Feminine was an precise blueprint of ‘and after that we didn’t speak.’ Your single was known as ‘Dang!’ Ft. Anderson Paak…you had Soulection help you on the Divine Feminine tour and after I tried to contact you, about something in any respect…you by no means hit me.
“An in depth mutual good friend ended up simply hittin’ my DJ saying ‘hear man, we love Link, however we simply needed to do what we needed to do. And Mac stated if he wants a verse at anytime, he acquired him’”
GoldLink stated he thought of Mac “family” and stated he “could always call me.”
The rapper closed out his message with this: “Afterwards, we seen one another at Coachella, and you place your head down like an harmless baby, however I instructed you to choose it up and I hugged you just like the brother you might be to me.
“You had been the primary particular person courageous sufficient to overtly say ‘he’s dope’ … and gave me a platform. That meant extra to me than anything.
“three days earlier than you died, I bear in mind pullin up on you on the crib, strolling in the home and seeing the Divine Feminine album plaque on the wall. I used to be so proud of you and what YOU created for your self. And I’m eternally grateful for that.”
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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 timing of GoldLink’s post—which confusingly went back-and-forth between touching and not-so touching—is hella odd … considering Mac Miller died in September 2018 and his birthday isn’t until January.
Twitter, meanwhile, is NOT here for GoldLink’s ill-advised post about someone who is no longer here with us, and Mac Miller’s fans/supporters are especially dragging him.
This whole letter is disrespectful and weird. Something about this seems incredibly off. What the fuck was Goldlink thinking? https://t.co/TJT48oPVbn
— Beyoncé’s Sweaty Leotard (@sometimeshomo) November 27, 2019
that “letter” to Mac Miller that GoldLink put up was wild bizarre and pointless .
do ppl actually not have a pr workforce to proofread shit earlier than they submit? ?
— Radicule-Senpai. ? (@radiculebeats) November 27, 2019
Goldlink may’ve simply CREATED the Memorial Post Triple Crown. He concurrently gave props to Mac Miller, spoke sick of him AND bragged about himself being the larger particular person. That’s otherworldly expertise.
— Z (@ZTheJustOK) November 27, 2019
Goldlink simply wrote probably the most backhanded letter to Mac Miller and it is simply tasteless to share it with the general public. Mac is a beloved determine and goldlink sounds bitter even after his loss of life. Smh
— Ð/RREN ? (@CVDarren617) November 27, 2019
Goldlink principally stated “Hey man I’m sorry you died, but you remember when you took my idea without giving me credit that one time? But yeah R.I.P tho” HUH????
— Psycho Mantis (@MarkSparks718) November 27, 2019
BRUH this nigga goldlink stated “that’s crazy how this nigga bit my whole shit then died, miss that nigga”
FUCK IS WRONG WITH THIS NIGGA ???????
— Jay Jay the Signifyin Monkey Nigga/Knicks 4-13 (@jay_murph2099) November 27, 2019
That Goldlink submit on Mac Miller is wildly passive aggressive
— ?Jamari ? (@jamaritorrence) November 27, 2019
Can’t be the identical one that was paying tribute in January now speaking shit in November…
— Karen Civil ?? (@KarenCivil) November 27, 2019
Goldlink ?????… you gotta chill my brother.
You couldve wrote that in a journal…
Its Mfers not gon let that submit slide like u thought they’d…
— CHUCK ? (@Chuckisdope) November 27, 2019
man what the fuck, Goldlink is a weirdo and cornball for this https://t.co/b1rfz2P5zz
— Ahmed/Tinashe really is aware of me (@big_business_) November 27, 2019
Somebody finna beat goldlink up… once more… dork ass nerd
— Boogie Bousins (@bansky) November 27, 2019
And similar to that we’re now not fuckin with goldlink
— KAMI (@LordWadibia) November 27, 2019
I like GoldLink’s music somebody inform him to close the fuck up tho
— jake ????? (@JakesBadTweets) November 27, 2019
mac isn’t even right here to defend himself.. goldlink when i see you it’s on sight pic.twitter.com/CMgZeSAT1b
— alexa (@urfavoritepart) November 27, 2019
“rip your fave but i’m different” – goldlink on a random tuesday in november for some cause
— sulkyboy (@whatcan_browndo) November 27, 2019
Goldlink ought to’ve waited until he was 100 years previous to inform everyone that like Quincy Jones lol
— TP (@OGxTP) November 27, 2019