YG Talks “FDT,” the Election, and His Wild New Collab with Born x Raised
My foremost factor was simply, like…I used to be eager about the homie. I used to be eager about Nip. As a result of after we made the file, we went by a lot shit. We have been getting banned from sure venues. Sure cities, we couldn’t carry out. We acquired a letter from the White Home, you’re feeling me? From the FBI.
I had a efficiency at some school, and so they have been like, “Yeah, he can’t do ‘Fuck Donald Trump.’ And if he does ‘Fuck Donald Trump,’ we ain’t going to pay him.” My folks advised me that shit after I acquired to the varsity to carry out, and I’m like, “Why would y’all even e-book the present figuring out that I can’t do that tune? Why would y’all wait to inform me this immediately?” In order that day, earlier than I acquired off [the stage], I used to be like, “You understand, the varsity says if I carry out ‘Fuck Donald Trump,’ they ain’t going to pay me. So I ain’t going to carry out it…fuck that, I’m doing it y’all!” That shit was craaaazy.
So, yeah. I used to be simply eager about all that. I used to be eager about every part we went by doing that file. And to see that tune come again 4 years later—that’s what’s up.
Outdoors of the tune, how are you feeling concerning the final result of the election normally?
I imply, it’s common. I ain’t a politician, I ain’t political. I simply know what we have been going by as Black folks within the streets, my peoples and all that. We’ve been going by some tousled shit, and I really feel like we nonetheless going to proceed to undergo that. So I do not actually give a fuck concerning the new president or the following one, as a result of we nonetheless proceed to get handled how we get handled in the true world. It actually do not matter to me. Donald Trump was only a recognized racist and he was simply goofy as fuck. So we have been similar to, “Fuck him,” ?
You have been fairly concerned with the Black Lives Matter motion and the protests that came about over the summer time. How do you hope to see that work proceed previous this second? The place do you hope issues go from right here?
I imply, I do not know if that is going to occur, however I noticed somebody on the web saying they wished to offer like $500 billion to all of the Black folks from slave households. I preferred that. Shifting ahead, give us our cash that we’re owed. We have to eat. We acquired to proceed to assist Black companies, Black-owned companies. I am heavy on that. As a result of most of my focus is on constructing my model, my enterprise. It is owned by me. That shit is large and that shit is highly effective. It comes with so much. So I simply wish to proceed to uplift my peoples. And, actually, simply keep alive.