Game explains why it refused to pay NBA YoungBoy $200,000 for worms
The Game says he refused to pay YoungBoy Never Broke Again $200,000 for a verse on his new album.
The Baton Rouge rapper was originally featured on The Game’s latest album, Drillmaticbut the multi-platinum artist’s verse was removed because the Los Angeles rapper didn’t want to pay the huge fee for the feature film.
The Game is an established artist, but he’s not as popular right now as NBA outlet YoungBoy, which has hundreds of RIAA-certified gold and platinum records, and he’s also the second most-streamed artist in 2022 with four billion and counting streams behind Drake.
In a statement on Instagram, the documentary rapper said, “Never paid for a verse in my life nigga, 200k for a 16 [crying laughing emojis] never & a day of blood.
The Game’s manager, Wack 100, revealed on Friday that NBA YoungBoy’s feature was too high for the rapper, and he was dropped from the album.
NBA YoungBoy was originally announced to be on Game’s 10th studio album Drillmatic: Heart versus Mind on the track “OPP”, the rapper “The Last Slimeto” was noticeably absent from the album after its release, and the track “OPP” was removed altogether.
On Clubhouse, Wack 100 revealed that the reason the rapper was fired was the feature award.
“Sometimes when it comes to a situation where I had to make an executive decision. In YoungBoy’s defense, YoungBoy charges 300,000 n*****s per verse. That’s what he accuses. He made us a hell of a deal [150K]. But this situation would have reduced marketing as a whole,” YoungBoy said.
He added that there was no hard feelings towards YoungBoy as the decision was purely business.
“So I had to make the executive’s decision to pay for the tab he sent me, which was a great, respectable tab. It was love. But that tab would have cut that, that, and that …nothing against YoungBoy, he didn’t disrespect us.
Wack 100 also revealed that they had to make other decisions to stay within the project’s marketing budget, especially since ten songs and six samples were on the project.
Along with “OPP”, the game also lost Nipsey Hussle on the track “World Tours” after the late rapper’s estate, at the last minute, blocked the Compton rapper from using Nipsey’s verse. The Game reportedly received a cease and desist letter from the artist’s estate attorney.
Meanwhile, “Drillmatic” entered the charts at No. 10 this week and sold 24,959 album-equivalent units.
The Game previously declared it to be the album of their career and even bragged that it would be album of the year despite being the worst-selling album of their career. career.
“I can honestly say that nothing rap-related will stand next to this in 2022,” Game said in a lengthy post on his Instagram.
Meanwhile, NBA YoungBoy’s “The Last Slimeto” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart last week. The rapper just missed 400 streams to be beaten by Bad Bunny for the top spot. YoungBoy achieved 108,000 album-equivalent unit sales, of which 103,500 came from streaming-equivalent album units.