Just as white flags were being waved and Drake’s ghostwriting woes had finally died down, Karen “Superhead” Steffans has decided to stir up the pot.
Looking to capitalize on Hip-Hop’s hot topic of the moment, the former kiss-and-tell video vixen sat down with DJ Vlad to explain her opinions on Drizzy, ghostwriting and how fans don’t know half of what goes on behind the scenes.
“There’s all this packaging that goes on, behind the scenes. The thing about consumers is, they don’t know all of that. They don’t see all of that. It’s kind of like going to a movie. Everyone leaves when the credits start, except for the people that are in the business. They’re reading the credits. They want to know who the prop master is. They want to know who did the boom. They want to know who did the lighting. The consumer doesn’t care about that. They just want to see the show.”
The details get really juicy when Miss Steffans starts to speak on how she’s personally seen ghostwriting going down, specifically between her ex boyfriend Lil Wayne and his superstar Canadian apprentice.
First of all, Drake not only…wrote his own stuff, to a degree, but I know he was writing for Wayne, as well. Because, Wayne was looking to change something. I know he was re-writing things. I know Wayne told me he was teaching how him to tell a better story, how to ride the beat differently. Because, Wayne always rides the beat a certain way, while Drake rides it another way. The student was becoming the teacher and teaching him how to do something different. Because, you know, things had gotten stagnated for a while. Artists help each other out like that. The collaborate on things.
Wayne told me Drake had written some things for him and I was in the studio with Wayne, listening to something Drake had written, because Wayne can’t write like that. He’ll be honest about it. He only writes a certain kind of way.
Straightforward as ever, right? Despite coming across somewhat petty for even dropping her two cents on a topic she has nothing to do with, Steffans actually does drop some knowledge and the full interview is worth the watch.