The post .Paak was responding to was uploaded by GoldLink on Tuesday, November 26th. In the lengthy post, GoldLink talked about his relationship with Mac, which seemed to be complicated. (GoldLink opened for Mac during the GO:OD AM tour in 2015.)
GoldLink began the post by saying, “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 one point GoldLink wrote that he and Mac “weren’t always on the best terms” and that he didn’t always have great things to say about” the late rapper. This, according to GoldLink, was due to the fact that he felt Mac copied his 2015 And After That, We Didn’t Talk album for The Divine Feminine, which dropped in 2016. GoldLink mentions how the first single from his album was “Unique,” which featured Anderson .Paak, and how Mac’s Divine Feminine was “Dang!,” which also featured Anderson .Paak.
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.”
Here is the full post he wrote:
A couple of hours after GoldLink’s post went live, Paak responded. In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, .Paak went in on GoldLink, calling his post “disrespectful, narcissistic, jealous” and “grossly unnecessary.”
He went on the say:
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 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. I’m not a tough guy I’m not about negativity but this bugged me bad bro. I’ve called you and dm’d and you havnt responded. So since this is what you like to do in order to get attention we can do it like this. You’re not surprised huh? Well I’m in disbelief!!! If Devine feminine was such a blue print of your record then tell me where the plaques are for whatever your sh*t was called!!
Here is Anderson .Paak’s entire post:
@goldlink I would imagine yo weird ass posted up somewhere just like this when you decided to make that disrespectful, narcissistic, jealous grossly unnecessary post. Why you would do it I can’t even understand It . maybe your belt was wrapped around your Gotdamn waist too tight or maybe it was the choker cutting the circulation off to the brain but since you felt it necessary to bring me up twice and my boy ain’t here to respond ima say it like this. 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 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. I’m not a tough guy I’m not about negativity but this bugged me bad bro. I’ve called you and dm’d and you havnt responded. So since this is what you like to do in order to get attention we can do it like this. You’re not surprised huh? Well I’m in disbelief!!! If Devine feminine was such a blue print of your record then tell me where the plaques are for whatever your sh*t was called!! Mac brought your ass on tour and opened up his fan base to you when you had nothing and this the type of appreciation you give? You should of just been grateful for the op! Whatever issues you had with Mac should have been addressed in person and ended there. what’s the point of bringing this up after his passing and disrespecting his name? You really woke up feeling like that was the move? That ain’t how you go about promoting whatever you got coming. Some things simply have nothing to do with you but when you have a God Complex im sure it’s easy to think everything comes from you or was inspired in some way. Whatever it is I ain’t giving it no more energy. I pray you get back to the music and spreading good energy, ima do the same. Mac Miller forever, love to his family and y’all have a blessed one.
GoldLink has not responded to .Paak. But, he has turned off the comments on his Instagram.
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