A$AP Rocky unknowingly rained on Quentin Miller’s parade when he advised Kanye West to remove one of the songwriter’s contributions to his verse on Cardi B’s “Hot Shit.”
Miller shared the revelation during a recent appearance on the New Rory & MAL podcast, where he explained his nearly-contribution to the song came during a studio session with Kanye, Pusha T, The Game and others earlier this year.
“Remember the day when the picture had came out of Kanye West and Pusha T?” he said around the 1-hour, 15-minute mark. “So listen, this day, [The] Game brings me to the room Kanye’s working on the song he has with Cardi B and Lil Durk.
“I contribute a line, I say a line. He’s like, ‘Oh, that’s hard!’ Records it. Pusha, hyping me up — that’s my man — he comes over and he’s like, ‘Yo, that shit’s hard!’ Everybody’s loving it.”
However, Miller soon watched his would-be songwriting credit on the Billboard Hot 100 hit go up in smoke after A$AP Rocky arrived at the studio.
“30 minutes later, Rocky walks into the room,” he continues. “He’s like, ‘Yeah, it’s just this one line that I want you to change.’ And he picks my line! He didn’t know.
“So then Kanye’s like, ‘But I really like that line.’ 10 minutes go by and Rocky’s like, ‘Nah, man. You gotta change that line!’ And I don’t have enough clout! I’m sitting there like [swallowing defeat].”
Released on July 1, “Hot Shit” debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It served as the latest offering from Cardi B’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album following “Up” and the Megan Thee Stallion-assisted “WAP.”
According to a recent Vogue Singapore cover story, Cardi’s long-awaited project is coming sooner than later. “She’s not waiting very long – ‘a month or two’ – before her next … album gets released,” journalist Amelia Chia wrote.
Quentin Miller, who famously co-wrote multiple songs on Drake’s 2015 project If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, also addressed his run-in with Meek Mill on the New Rory & Mal podcast.
Miller explained the Philly rapper confronted him inside a Nike store during his high-profile beef with Drake, and initially decided against attacking him after realizing he wasn’t a “street” dude. However, Meek soon changed his mind after his then-girlfriend Nicki Minaj urged him to fight.
“I’m thinking we good and his man’s came back in with the camera. I found out — and I don’t know how true this is — but I found out that was a Nicki Minaj call. That’s when Meek evaluated you not a street dude and they dipped. I heard when they went back to the car, it was Nicki that was like, ‘Nah, run that.’
“Listen, I’m a Nicki fan, my daughter’s a Nicki fan, but that was fucked up, man! If that was the case… Just finding that out, that hurt even more. Like I’ve never had a conversation with this lady, why she doing that?”