Teenage rapper Mac Miller has finally broken his silence following the law suit brought against him from hip hop veteran Lord Finesse. The New York great, Finesse is suing Miller, mix tape hub Dat Piff and the record label Rostrum for $10 million for use of an instrumental from his 1995 track 'Hip 2 the Game'.

Miller used the sample on 'Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza' which featured on his 2010 mix tape 'K.I.D.S.' and signed to the record Rostrum the same year. Finesse is bringing the case to all three parties for playing their part in the distribution of the mix tape. Dat Piff for distributing the tape for free and Miller and Rostrum for failing to respond to a cease and desist request.

Miller, however has now responded saying:

"I'm supposed to be on hush but lemme speak on this real quick.

1. I made that record and video as nothing more than an 18 year old kid who wanted to rhyme and pay homage, no other intentions.

2. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together.

3. All I wanted to do is shed light on a generation that inspired me.

4. When I heard there was a problem, I reached out to him to try and solve it. No response.

5. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record. I did nothing wrong. We spoke on the phone had a good conversation, he was cool with the record. It's all love tho. I ain't even mad at dude. He still a legend."


Lord Finesse followed it with this:

"1. I appreciate Mac's kind words but his people did not handle his business correctly.

2. Basics – Mixtapes are one thing, but you can't take someone else's entire song, shoot a music video and call it your own.

3. Mac’s on the top of his game right now. I wish him the best in Europe and I hope to hear from him besides on Twitter."


Watch Mac Miller's track below and here the sample in action for yourselves.