“That’s the original,” he replied to a tweeter user that asked him why he murdered the remix. “They took me off. And put 21 on. Me and Joey had it first.”
That’s the original.
They took me off. And put 21 on. Me and Joey had it first
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) December 28, 2017
Joey Badass added to T-Pain’s claims by revealing that he co-wrote the hit single with Malone. ”
“This is facts,” he tweeted. “I actually co-wrote the song with Post (*smiley face*) I quietly got my first #1 off that.”
This is facts… I actually co-wrote the song w post 🙂 quietly got my first #1 off that 💰💰💰 more ghostwriting in 2018 https://t.co/7AEApxT6IJ
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) December 29, 2017
Post in an old interview with billboard made mention of Joey being in the studio during the recording process of the song but he never mentioned what his input on the track was.
“I was in New York, and we were at Quad Studios,” Post explained. “Some kid came in, and I guess he was in the session next door and he was like, ‘Hey? Can I play you some beats?’ I’m like, ‘I guess so.’ You know, I’m a nice guy, I like music. I’ll listen to your beats. He played the beat and it was incredible. His name is Tank. He’s a really young guy, and a really talented producer. “So we did that, and Joey Badass was in there. We were just vibing on it and the melody was sick. We just cut like a little scratch vocal and we took it back to LA. I finished my part and sent it off to  Savage—and there it is.”
Released via Republic Records, “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 51. 3 million U.S. streams.
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