Lil Yachty just released the new album Michigan Boy Boat, on which there are many artists featured such as Sada Baby, Swae Lee & Tee Grizzley. Yachty recently appeared on Zane Lowe to talk about a rough patch he had when he made some comments against rap’s finest 2Pac & The Notorious B.I.G.
The artist received a lot of hatred for saying that he doesn’t even know a total of 5 songs from 2Pac, and that The Notorious B.I.G. was overrated. He made the comments at a time when there were a lot of tensions between the rap veterans & newcomers.
There’s been many years to the entire nasty situation, and Yachty revealed what his intentions were at the time with the comments. He revealed that he even received many death threats after saying all those things.
I never meant to disrespect. I was just being honest. I didn’t have any media training, right? All I knew was to be an honest person…I’m going to tell the truth. I didn’t say they were trash,” he states, maintaining that his statement was strictly his opinion. Rap is opinionated, everything is opinionated…I was so young. I was like 19, 18, 19. I had never in my life, I had never been hated like that. People hated me after that, like death threats. I think that’s what really started that hate for me. So many people were just automatically trying to dump me like he’s whack, he’s corny, or whatever the case may be.
The rapper said that he learnt a lot through it and that the experience taught him to have a thicker skin through it all.
But it taught me a lot. It built my character up and made me so strong and put a shell around me. Like to a point, I got into so much shit I don’t care about anything now. I’m thankful for it because my emotions can’t hear it. Now look, say whatever they want to say. I don’t care. You know what I’m saying? And I made it through that. I made it through that and I’m still successful. And I’m still here to this day, it’s five years later, I did it.
After having released a new album, the rapper will properly take his well-deserved break before hitting the studio again. Let’s see what’s in store for Lil Yachty, as he continues to experiment and makes more defiant sounds.[Via]