The MC took to Instagram on Tuesday, November 26 to share an open letter about the ups and downs of his friendship with Miller, and appeared to suggest the "Self Care" hitmaker had lifted aspects of GoldLink's album "And After That, We Didn't Talk" for his own 2016 release, "The Divine Feminine".
His remarks angered Miller's fans and industry friends, including mutual collaborator Anderson .Paak, who slammed GoldLink for the "disrespectful, narcissistic, jealous, (and) grossly unnecessary post."
However, GoldLink insists the meaning of his note has been misinterpreted, because he made no mention of Miller copying his work, despite claiming his project had served as the "actual blueprint" for "The Divine Feminine".
He addressed the backlash during a European tour stop on Wednesday night, when he called Miller his "best friend" and credited the tragic star with helping to launch his career by inviting GoldLink to join him on the road.
"Without Mac Miller, there would be no GoldLink...," he told fans.
"The whole post that I made about Mac Miller was about love and that n**gas can actually be brothers," he continued. "It wasn't about stealing. I never used the word copy. I never used the word steal. The thing is, Mac Miller wrote all of 'Divine Feminine'. That was a great album...That's one of the realest n**gas I ever met. So I don't give a f**k what nobody say about it (sic)."
Miller died from an accidental drug overdose in September 2018, aged 26.