Drake has responded to Kia Shine‘s alleged “25 percent ownership” accusations regarding his hit “Best I Ever Had” record and said the claims made on the Southern artist’s behalf are completely fabricated.
Responding to the reports on his daily blog, Drizzy said he has never met Shine and does not share a quarter of his publishing with the producer.
“There have been questions posed to me the last few days about the writing of ‘Best I Ever Had’ and I figured I’d take the time to clear the air directly,” he wrote Thursday (September 17) night. “I have never met Kia Shine or worked with him. I wrote the entire composition in Toronto and I borrowed one line from a Lil Wayne song that he produced the BEAT for. The claims of 25% ownership are false and for a artist to brag about splits on a song is distasteful to begin with.”
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Writing via Twitter, Shine initially posted images of himself being awarded with Billboard plaques in recognition of the song.
maan i am not a hater, if someone is blessed with something i commed them and encourage, not discourage,” he wrote earlier this week. “for all the nob believers here is the pic taken from Sept.10th’s Bm1 awards in NY where I won 3 awards for my publishing share of ‘BEST I EVER HAD’…this message is for all the non-believers YES kia shine OWNS 25% OF THE DRAKE SONG ‘THE BEST I EVER HAD’ 3 BMI AWARDS FOR THE SONG GOING #1 ON 3 BILLBOARD CHARTS. GO BUY HIS EP TODAY! MY FAMILY APPRECIATES IT! … its all there! can’t make sh*t like this up