Let's end this
Between Young Dolph’s High Class Street Music 4: American Gangster and Cross Country Trappin, 2014 was a good year for the rapper. Everyone, except maybe Yo Gotti fans, blasted his music in their cars.
Right after American Gangster‘s release, the Memphis rapper guest starred on an episode of the radio show Sway in the Morning. During his interview, he discussed his then newly-released project and his decision to turn down a record deal from Yo Gotti.
“Alotta folks, alotta people, everybody almost done came to me with different situations, like man let help you with this and do this, and do that. But, me, in my position, like, I got too much of my own money tied in this and too much of my own time in it. Like I got too much invested in it, you feel what I’m saying? Gotti wanted me […] Like ‘man come on, let’s do CMG paper route.’ That’s cool. I don’t knock him for that. If I was him, I would have came to me like that. Know what I’m sayin’?”
Dolph went on to explain that he put too much effort into his craft to have people believing he “popped off because of Gotti.” Most thought the rapper explained himself well in the interview, but these comments would later be thought of as the basis of a beef that seemed to appear out of no where.
Yo Gotti never responded to the interview or gave a comment about Dolph declining his offer. Though, somehow by February of 2016 the beef had escalated, even becoming social media worthy. “Bra went from bein my #1 fan and wanting to sign me to bein my BIGGEST HATER #Facts,” Young Dolph tweeted. The rapper then turned around and downplayed the beef on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning, calling the dispute “overstated.” Yet and still, here we are…
Starting With Young Dolph
The timeline of Yo Gotti and Young Dolph’s alleged beef spreads from Dolph’s interview on Sway in the Morning to right now. Hopefully with this most recent update, the “feud” will end.
Yo Gotti sat down with The Breakfast Club and talked about everything from his recent projects to Young Dolph. Gotti — who was once accused of putting a hit out on Dolph — explained that despite the rumors, he’s not interested in beefing with anyone. He also claimed that he doesn’t feel there is beef between the two anyway, saying, “Like, I ain’t got no issue. And ion think… I really don’t think homie got no issue. I just think it’s marketing or something. Like ion know.”
“The facts is… Me and home never had one argument, ever in life. We never touched each other, ever in life. We never exchanged no money, ever in life,” the “Doin 2 Much” rapper continued.
The artist, who was recently banned from visiting his hometown, insisted that he doesn’t have a reason to fight with his fellow Memphis native. To further prove his point, Yo Gotti handed his phone over to host Charlamange tha God to show the last text message he ever sent to Dolph.
Ending With Yo Gotti
Dated August 24, 2012, the message read:
“That’s how you gotta approach this s–t homie. Just gotta stay down and make the right decisions. And you can win big my ni–a. You in a good space in Memphis, but you gotta take that s–t from there to the world and it’s gonna turn into money.
“I like yo grind my ni–a. When I was in your position none of them ni–as who could have helped me did. Our city fu–ed up homie, and I’m tryna stop letting history repeat itself and show ni–as we can get money together and everybody be on some bar s–t. Cause I gotta make sure no matter what happened homie that I did my part to help anybody that I thought could really go the distance. And you onea them ni–as homie. And even better, you got your own movement and vision. You just need a real support system. Not any support system, but one that understand what you is, and where you tryna go, and how you need to reach the people you need to reach.”
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