Joey Bada$$ Reveals that He Co-Wrote the Post Malone's "Rockstar"
T-pain was involved too.
The filtration of a different version of Post Malone's "Rockstar" has led to a revelation — Joey Bada$$ co-wrote the hit single.
A course remix of the track with Joey and T-pain emerged this week, but was revealed to be the original version of "Rockstar" shortly after its unofficial version. T-pain responded to a user praising his contribution, which led to the Auto-Tune hitmaker sharing the behind the scenes details.
"This is the original," he wrote. "I took him outside. And put 21 [Wild]. Me and Joey had it first."
That is the original. I took him outside. And since 21. Me and Joey had the first
— T-pain (@TPAIN) December 28, 2017
Another tweet about T-pain's participation asks Joey to reveal even more insider information.
"This is fact", he wrote in reference to T-pain comments. "I actually co-wrote the song w post quietly got my first #1 that is closest in 2018."
This is the facts... in fact, I co-wrote the song w post quietly got my first #1 that 💰💰💰 more about 2018 https://t.co/7AEApxT6IJ
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) December 29, 2017
Joey and T-pain comments not aligned with Malone's description of how the song came to be. In September interview with Billboard, chart-topping artist confirmed that Joey was in the studio, but do not say anything about T-pain.
"I was in New York, and we were at Quad Studios," he said. "Some kid came in, and I guess that was in the session next door and he was like, "Hey? I can play some beats?" I'm like, "I guess so." You know, I am a good guy, I like the music. I'm going to listen to your heartbeat. He played the bata and it was amazing. His name is Tank. He is very young, and very talented producer. So we did that, and Joey Bada$$ was in there. We were just vibrates and the melody was sick. We just cut like a small scratch vocal and led us back to los ANGELES. I have finished my part and sent it to  the Wild — and there it is."
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