For what seems like nearly the entire day, Roscoe Dash took to his twitter to complain and cry about not receiving credits for the work he did on “To The World”, from G.O.O.D. Music‘s Cruel Summer album… With his freshly garnered attention, he took the time to say that he wrote the hook to Wale‘s “Lotus Flower Bomb”, which Miguel went on to sing. To further his point he began to post a series of screenshots including what the Wale track was originally called, a DM session between him and Meek Mill and more.
Roscoe’s rant (via HHNM): “Everybody go get the G.O.O.D album and listen to #1 then watch @kanyewest interview & tell me y I’m not on the credits. Can’t do favors for niggas bcuz no matter how humble and generous u r to ppl niggas will take everything u have … Even niggas u look up to. The most talented ppl get the least credit for everything and the crazy part is they put in the MOST work… Same shyt with @wale lotus flower bomb I wrote that for him b4 he even signed to Ross & it went #1….but nobody would kno that cuz I’m not in the credits. But EVERYTHING must eventually come to the light…. & I’m only speaking on this publicly bcuz there are so many ppl who wanna be apart of the industry but dnt Kno half of the shit that. After getting off the phone with @wale I feel like I need to clarify I WROTE THE HOOK for “lotus flowerbomb” not his verses. However the record went #1 & I wasnt credited & as far as @KanyeWest “To The World” if u listen close my adlibs are STILL in the song.”
Miguel’s response (via Complex): “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.”
Roscoe’s response: “@MiguelUnlimited So i just met u at the ASCAP awards ur first words to me were “Aww man Im a HUGE fan” but now….. 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. stay out of grown ppls business with ur 206k followers …. twitter that.”
Roscoe Dash is currently pulling a Consequence, i.e. running his mouth too much for someone who wants to still wants to continue to work behind the scenes and get checks from this industry… If I were Roscoe, I would’ve hired a nice entertainment lawyer and handled things in court, not via screen caps on twitter. Screen caps on twitter make you look petty and only further people no longer wanting to work with you. But Roscoe is not interested in getting what he’s “earned”, being paid or being compensated, he just wants the public recognition, but ‘exposing’ people on twitter is not the way to go about it…