On Sunday, veteran songwriter James Fauntleroy, who worked with Drake on 2013's "Girls Love Beyoncé," weighed in on the beef on Twitter, calling Pusha-T a "one hit wonder at best," defending producer Noah "40" Shebib ("40 is an actual person, a rare genuine person in a business almost completely full of the opposite") and claiming Kanye West has had "the most ghostcreators in music history."
Fauntleroy, without using the word, appears to be calling Pusha-T a hypocrite. You know, living in a glass house (G.O.O.D. Music) and throwing stones (ghostwriting claims) and all that. For his part, West has always been very open about the power of collaborative work. Not to mention, if you've seen the liner notes for The Life of Pablo, you know West's work with other creatives (artists, producers, writers) isn't exactly a secret under lock and key.
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In response to a Twitter user who suggested he was defending Drake for "getting exposed," Fauntleroy made clear why he chose to speak up:
For those wondering who the hell James Fauntleroy is, the 34-year-old Inglewood, California native is one-half of the hip-hop collective Cocaine 80s with producer No I.D., and has worked with a Who's Who list of top-tier talents in the recording industry, including Beyoncé, Frank Ocean, J. Cole, JAY-Z, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna, among others.
Earlier this year, Fauntleroy picked up three GRAMMY Awards for his writing on Bruno Mars' 24k Magic album ("That’s What I Like," "24k Magic"), bringing his career total to four.