Gunna is starting to feel the ripple effects of his plea deal in the YSL RICO case. After being called out by fans and industry peers including Boosie and Freddie Gibbs for snitching, it seems more industry connects are starting to distance themselves from the Pushin P hitmaker.
This weekend fans uncovered that Gunna’s ‘Drip Harder’ collaborator, Lil Baby was no longer following him on Instagram. Though it’s not exactly known what caused the decision, fans speculate Baby — who famously credited Gunna for teaching him how to rap— is no longer interested in maintaining their relationship after Gunna acknowledged that YSL was about more than just music.
Meek Mill has also reportedly unfollowed the 29-year-old Atlanta native from the platform, while Lil Durk allegedly took shots at his “What Happened To Virgil” collaborator on a new song snippet, which he teased on Instagram.
“What happened to Virgil? He probably gon’ tell,” Durk raps. “I let him go because Timo ain’t selling / Thank 7 and Booka I’m bragging on Melvin / When lil boo and them mad it ain’t nothing you can tell ’em / I can tell you what I did for the streets / You got the paperwork, did it and reached / I got on Clubhouse and got in the beef.”
As part of his plea deal, Gunna admitted that YSL is a criminal gang that must end. He also attested in the plea deal that he was in a car with Young Thug when officers pulled them over and found hydrocodone, methamphetamine and a firearm inside. Not long after he regained his freedom, Boosie Badazz labeled him a “rat” in a social media post.
“Rat,” Boosie wrote along with three rat emojis and a cheese. “This would have put tears in my eyes, my brother, my artist like WTF I’m fighting for my life that I’m not running a gang /criminal enterprise N you do this to BigDog unknow it’s a gang … the guns and drugs not yours… Well who else was nthe car they can be for smh.”
He continued, “he had one charge he wasn’t going to get hard time. These lawyers don’t give a damn about your legacy. They know what they doing to your name but they getting you out of jail so they name blows up then you gotta pay them more when you free n they made you cooperate. It’s a cold game,” he concluded.
Despite the criticism, Gunna reaffirmed his commitment to Young Thug and YSL in his first social media post since his release.
In addition to Gunna, several of the 28 defendants in the YSL gang case have taken plea deals including Young Slime Life co-founder Walter Murphy and Thug’s brother Unfoonk. Jury selection began earlier this month and the trial could last up to a year.