In an interview with VladTV, Miller recalled the first time he met Sean and developed a solid friendship with the Detroit rapper. Things were going well until it came time to work with Sean, and the Atlanta native found himself on the industry’s ugly side once again.
“Big Sean, man, that really broke my heart. My first time meeting Big Sean was with the ‘Blessings’ song way back in the day, and I remember meeting him in the studio with Drake,” he said. “So when I get to working with Sean on this last project, What You Expect with Hit-Boy, I’m part of three songs. There’s only six songs on there.”
Quentin Miller explained that he and Sean Don used to text almost every day. One time, they were hanging out at Sean’s house and Miller saw the BET Hip Hop Awards the Detroit rapper won in 2015 for “Blessings.” He said the sight of those trophies was a full-circle moment and inspired him, but things suddenly changed.
“Maybe like two weeks, a week before the album drops, he’s just not responding to me at all,” Miller added. “Then, like a week before I’m in the studio with Hit-Boy, I just randomly hear in a conversation with Hit, ‘Yeah, the album drop next week.’ I’m like, ‘Wait, what? I didn’t even know.'”
He continued: “So then I start hitting them, and then I’m getting texts from [Sean’s] manager. Now I’m only talking to his manager. I’m like, ‘Well, what happened?’ Then the shit come out, we still ain’t signing the paperwork or nothing. My name was not on the credits for like the first three months.
“So I’m blowing them up. I’m like, ‘Yo, what’s up, man?’ ‘Cause I didn’t know he was doing the ghostwriter thing — because if that was the case, I would have asked for some cash. And they’re like, ‘Nah, man it’s just until we get all the paperwork, we can’t get the credits, we can’t get everybody’s name on the credits.'”
Miller pointed out to Big Sean’s team that every other contributor was listed on the album, from the features to the keyboard player, but they allegedly continued to give him the run-around. The situation left him with no other choice but to fight for his publishing and proper credit.
It reached the point that Quentin Miller wanted no part of the project and didn’t promote it on his end. Miller was already dealing with the ghostwriting claims from the beef between Drake and Meek Mill, and this was the last thing he needed on his plate.
“That one really disappointed me, man, because I thought dude was solid, and it just wasn’t,” he said before sharing the last text he sent Sean. “The very last text that I sent that went unread, this is October 29th: ‘Thank you for letting me be a part of it, bro. For real, you one of the best to ever do it. You really ain’t have to fuck with me at all. I appreciate you.’
“Bro left me on read. That shit just made my blood boil ’cause it’s just like, when am I ever going to get my…I don’t know, man. That really let me down, man.”
Watch the interview below.