NBA YoungBoy has been on one lately. The Baton Rouge rapper, who previously advocated for peace and blamed labels for promoting violence in hip hop is back taking shots at rappers. What started out with words directed at Lil Durk this week has now extended to other rappers.
On “F-ck The Industry Pt. 2” from his newly released album “Richest Opp,” YB takes flight at eveyone who seemingly has a relationship with Durk. His tirade starts off with some shots towards Canadian rapper Drake. Back in 2021 a collaboration between the two was reportedly in the works but the collaboration never materialized.
“Me and Drake was really talkin’ ’bout ‘Top’, going ahead and getting the deal sealed with me and him linking up,” YB said, referencing his 2020 album. “That’s the whole collab we workin’ on as we speak,” he continued. “Yes, that is in the works.”
Now YoungBoy has seemingly revealed the real reason the collaboration was never released or finished, blaming it on Drake’s relationship with Durk.
“Talked to Drake ‘cross Facetime, he wasn’t feeling me/Told me that he f-ck with Durk, damn that sh-t getting to me,” YoungBoy raps. “Told me that he like the sh-t I’m doing but can’t do sht with me. So when we cross our ways, f-ck what you say, b”-tch you my enemy.”
Drake and Durk have a working relationship and have collaborated on “Laugh Now Cry Later” and “In The Bible.”
Next up, YoungBoy goes after J. Cole, who just collaborated with Lil Durk on All My Life. In March of 2021, it was revealed that the Louisiana-raised rapper had a studio session planned with J. Cole, but he never showed up despite making the Fayetteville native wait for eight hours. He later addressed the moment after receiving backlash from J. Cole fans and social media users.
“I was going through something, so what the f-ck I’ma go in this man’s studio session for a meet up with him, knowing that I ain’t in a mode to talk or just to be in the mode to f-ck around,” YoungBoy told Akademiks about his no show.
In the song, YoungBoy appears to blame Cole for never getting back in touch with him. “J a ho, that n-gga played it cold like he was gon’ do a feature So I texted his line a muscle sign, I swear it’s gon be nice to meet you,” he raps.
YoungBoy Never Broke Again previously advocated for peace with his ‘Stop The Violence’ message and blamed labels for promoting violence among Black people after his collaborative tape with Quando Rondo ‘3860,’ in which Rondo dissed King Von and the late rapper’s sister was released without his permission.
“Just pay attention to what these people promote. They are evil and don’t give a f-ck about us,” he wrote on Instagram. “I see why they didn’t post my stop the violence message,” he concluded.
On “F-ck The Industry Pt. 2,” YB confirms he’s married and admits that one day he could end up dead.
“At night, my wife pray with me, these n-ggas ain’t stainin’ me. I say, “Oh, I just wanna get ’em gone” and I know when the rain pours, It could be me or either of them that’s gone.”
“Richest Opp,” YoungBoy’s third album of the year is out now. The album contains 17 songs with just one feature from his Never Broke Again signee Ben10.