(AllHipHop News) Anything involving Mac Miller is a sensitive subject.
Most recently, GoldLink faces some backlash for his statements on social media regarding the late Pittsburgh rapper.
Even Anderson .Paak stepped in with some words of his own.
During a recent concert where GoldLink was performing in Hamburg, Germany, he addressed the recent controversy that exploded online after he insinuated Mac had used one of his records as a “blueprint” for Mac’s Divine Feminine album.
The 10-track project serves as Miller’s fourth studio album and was released on September 16, 2016,
GoldLink knows his long-lost friend helped put him on the map when it comes to the rap scene, and defended statements that he was not in any way shape or form trashing Miller on social media.
But Mac’s other good friend Anderson .Paak didn’t take it that way.
Goldlink spoke to his fans at the show: “Mac Miller is my best friend in the industry, that’s one of my best f##king friends to this day.”
The Washington, D.C. rapper proceeded to give Mac props along with industrial elites Pusha T and Wale for helping him make it in the music business.
GoldLink then addressed his Mac Miller post, stating it was “about love and that ni##as can actually be brothers. It wasn’t about stealing, I never used the word copy. I never used the word steal.”
The truth is he never used those words. In fact, he said Mac would “adopt styles as homage” to artists he loved and listen to. GoldLink also spoke on Divine Feminine, stating “that’s where our problem started.”
Anderson .Paak let the choppa sing on this post cause i aint NEVER seen him like this😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 Goldlink shouldve left his s### in the drafts. pic.twitter.com/kRoOCsL9o3
— Mugen’s Baby Momma (@OhHeyCassidy) November 27, 2019
Anderson .Paak defended Mac and called out GoldLink for seemingly backstabbing Mac when he couldn’t defend himself.
Paak even said Mac “brought your a## on tour and opened up his fan base to you when you had nothing.”
GoldLink shot back at Anderson stating “You can’t talk about ni##as you don’t know, so we ain’t worried about ni##as we don’t know.”
The crazy part is… Anderson has multiple collaborations with both GoldLink and Mac Miller.
GoldLink has not since deleted his post about Mac, but he has disabled his IG comments.
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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