Weeks after Atlanta rapper Roscoe Dash called out artists like Kanye West and Wale for his uncredited contributions to their hit records, “Lotus Flower Bomb” collaborator Miguel questions his issues with him.
Miguel admits he had no knowledge of Roscoe’s involvement on Wale’s track but questions why he fired shots at him.
“Of all people, of course he’s gonna attack the R&B dude! I have no idea [if Roscoe really wrote Wale’s “Lotus Flower Bomb”]. I was asked to be a part of the song, so when I got the song, what was written was written by certain parties… I know what I wrote and I got credit for what I wrote.” (Rap-Up)
Last week, Dash defended publicly going off on a Twitter tirade in September.
“I just want people to understand what people have to go through in the industry, what we have to deal with on a day-to-day basis,” Roscoe told MTV News, explaining why he lashed out on Twitter. “No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve done in the past, it’s a dirty game. … People like myself who are generous, we like to go out and participate in other people’s stuff. We like to keep our hands in a lot of different things rather than just worry about one specific thing, which would be ourselves. … Me particularly, just because of the past stuff I’ve been going through with my personal career, [I thought] maybe I don’t have to worry about this right now. F— talking about the album: Let’s go and do something else over here and get my mind off of this for minute so when I come back I have a clear head [and know] what I wanna do. [But] we get walked on a lot, and I just want people to know that it happens. Plain and simple.” (MTV)
Miguel initially addressed Dash’s remarks hours after he claimed responsibility for penning “Lotus Flower Bomb.”
“As far as I know, Wale and another artist that I recently met penned the original ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ chorus and I came in and added the second half or the end part…I’m not going to explain myself, this is retarded. I don’t know anything about Roscoe Dash. At the end of the day, I know my involvement in the song and as far as I know, Wale and I, and this other guy, wrote the chorus. The other guy was an alternative artist. I think anyone that wants to know who wrote the song can check the credits. I don’t know, I don’t really care. If he did write part of it, then he should get credit for it. All I know is that I didn’t write my portion of the song with Wale in the room-he was in Atlanta, I was in New York. If anyone had any involvement prior to me being involved, that’s unbeknownst to me. Definitely if he wrote a part of it, he should get credit for it but as far as I know, the people who deserve credit on the song are listed. Twitter is definitely not the place to handle business per say. If he wanted to get that rectified, he would have his lawyer contact the proper people.” (Complex)
Following his comments, Roscoe went at Miguel’s neck for speaking on the claims.
“@MiguelUnlimited So i just met u at the ASCAP awards ur first words to me were “Aww man Im a HUGE fan” but now…..,” Dash tweeted late Thursday (September 20) night.
“@MiguelUnlimited u wanna go to the blogs and get in some shyt u have nttn to do with and say udk anything abt Roscoe Dash??? ur a cornball”
“@MiguelUnlimited stay out of grown ppls business with ur 206k followers …. twitter that.” (Roscoe Dash’s Twitter)
Check out Miguel’s interview below: