Well, this rift came out of nowhere. GoldLink hit Instagram and posted a picture of Mac Miller and in the caption gave what many online are seeing as a backhanded tribute.
“I’d be lying if I said I was surprised to hear that you died on us,” GoldLink opened. “Not because you were necessarily troubled, but because you were special and because of that, you were troubled.”
Throughout the post-GoldLink would detail his relationship with Mac Miller, stating both they “weren’t always on the best terms” and he “didn’t always have great things to say about” the late rapper. The confusing message would also detail how GoldLink felt Miller’s The Divine Feminine album was a rip of his And After That, We Didn’t Talk album and how they even had songs with Anderson .Paak in common. At a point in the message, he would go on to call Miller family.
Seeing his name mentioned and always holding down his friend, Anderson .Paak issued a response, which he said was put on a public forum after GoldLink did not respond to one-on-one attempts at communication. In Paak’s opening statement he would refer to Goldlink as “disrespectful, narcissistic, jealous” and overall stating the post was unnecessary.
“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,” Andy 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.”
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