Over the last few weeks, T-Raww has... shall we say... vented about his current label situation on the Twitter (because, per usual, once things don't go a certain way for people they cry "victim" on social media), frustrated about the supposed lack of support he's received for his oft-delayed The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. Save for the Kanye West-produced "40 Mill" (which apparently also took a lot of teeth-pulling to get out), Tyga claims he hasn't received the same backing as his YMCMB contemporaries (or even the Rich Gang, for that matter).
Well, VIBE spoke to the disgruntled rapper about these situations, and more, in a revealing interview:
On his relationship with Young Money:
Is Young Money a part of the creative process on this album?
Nah. I tend to distance myself from them.Are you trying to break out on your own?
Yeah, I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki.Why?
I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.
On Chris Brown:
You made a comment about you and Chris being real friends. How did you support him in the middle of all he’s gone through?
When he was going through everything, I didn’t care. We just clicked. I don’t look at the media because I know it’s not real what they put on you. You gotta vibe with a person. I know when I used to vibe with him he wasn’t the person that people were making him out to be.Did you reach out to him or go visit him while he was behind bars?
No he didn’t have visitors. I visited him when he was in rehab because that was close to my house so I used to take my son up there. Hang out with him whatever….but I think basically, he got his album out, which is good. I think this album that we’re gonna put out [Fan of a Fan 2], people are really gonna’ gravitate to it.