DJ Quik took to Twitter to claim that he should be as respected and as rich as Dr. Dre.
“I know it’s early. But I deserve to be where Dre is. I don’t think it’s fair, but I understand why. I’ve never had a machine behind me, that always hurt my friends more than it did me,” he tweeted.
He then followed up the tweet to clarify he is in no way trying to shade his longtime friend and collaborator.
“This doesn’t need to be on a podcast. Because you have fire starters, who want to spin everything to get more ratings. But the truth is: I love Dr. Dre, like a big brother, one I never had. It pains me when people pit us against each other,” he continued. “I know I’ll never be as popular as I need to be, but I have 10s of artists superstars,” Quik added. “And when they shine, I just smile. The janitor doesn’t get all the glory, but he keeps the backstage, clean as a triage.”
Is he right?