Drake went on his blog to shut down Kia Shine’s claim that he co-wrote Best I Ever Had
There have been questions posed to me the last few days about the writing of Best I Ever Had and I figured I’d take the time to clear the air directly. I have never met Kia Shine or worked with him. I wrote the entire composition in Toronto and I borrowed one line from a Lil Wayne song that he produced the BEAT for. The claims of 25% ownership are false and for a artist to brag about splits on a song is distasteful to begin with.
Here’s The Lil Wayne Song That KIA Shine Produced
If you listen, Drake lifts the melody and rhythm for best I ever had. Since Kia Shine produced it, he is credited as a writer. So when Drake used Lil Wayne’s melody, he also had to credit Kia Shine a a co-writer, so Kia Shine gets paid from the song.
Okay remember Kia Shine who had that obnoxious so Crispy Song (it wasn’t for Krispy Kreme Donuts). Well it turns out he wrote or co wrote Best I Ever Had For Drake. Kia Shine won a BMI award for the song and reportedly gets 25% of the profits.
Here’s Kia Shine Talking About Winning Best I Ever Had