Late rapper Mac Miller had an unauthorized biography called “Most Dope: The Extraordinary Life of Mac Miller.” However, the author was recently blasted by Mac Miller’s mother, who claimed he published the book despite being told not to and was accused of being exploitative.
Now it seems the author Paul Cantor has come forward and defended himself against the accusations made against him. While speaking to Page Six, Cantor defended himself by stating he has been fair and honest in his 20 years of journalism.
“I’m a journalist with nearly twenty years of experience, having been fair and honest in my reporting on the biggest celebrities to people in the smallest corners of everyday life. My credibility is unimpeachable and I don’t take his family’s claims lightly. It’s unfortunate that they feel this way.”
Cantor, who has bylines in publications like Rolling Stone and Billboard, added that Miller’s family’s statement is “factually incorrect” as they were aware of the book at its inception with the utmost best intentions, but chose not to participate.
“They were made aware of the book at its inception with the utmost best intentions, and they chose to not participate — which I respected. This book was approached with love and care. And [Miller]’s friends and other people close to him, as well as numerous people in the music industry, did willingly speak to me. I sat through countless hours of long interviews, many of them emotional and revealing.”
As revealed by the “Most Dope” book’s Amazon description, Cantor conducted “detailed reporting and interviews with dozens of Miller’s confidants,” which included “Miller’s collaborators, producers, business partners, best friends, and even his roommates.
Cantor further added that he did not announce his book “out of respect for the family and their book” and that, ‘The only people who have ever spoken about my book is them.” We will have to see if the Miller family will respond to Cantor defending himself.