In the lead-up to NBA YoungBoy's stacked new album 'The Last Slimeto' out now, he revealed that he re-upped his record deal and signed for $60 million. Kodak Black is speaking out and saying he's worth that much too!
In addition to his legal issues and a steady stream of fresh music, one of the top storylines around YB over the past few months has been his deal with Atlantic Records. After voicing some displeasure, he posted an IG Story (via his Never Broke Again imprint) that suggests they inked a $60 million partnership.
How did YoungBoy secure such a huge deal? He's landed 9 projects in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 since 2018, including 'Colors' earlier this year. Plus, he almost always holds the #1 rank on YouTube for views among artists, saying he likes to drop there due to the "access."
As one of the biggest rappers also under Atlantic Records, Yak commented on YB's alleged contract: "I seen jit talkin' about some $60 million s**t. I need my 60." His last album 'Back For Everything' arrived in February and hit #2 on the Billboard 200, so Kodak claimed he's fulfilled the terms of his contract.
This isn't the first time Yak and YoungBoy have sparked headlines together.
Though they linked in 2017 for songs like "Water" and "Chosen One," their friendship began to unwind after Kodak accused YB of cooperating with police in an assault case involving YB's baby mother Yaya Mayweather.
YB then fired back with an explicit rant: "I ain't never paid attention to a n***a, especially from no motherf*****g cell, n***a! The f**k a n***a watching me for? N***a say I cooperated. 'Bout what, you stupid b***h?!"
(Kodak was behind bars at the time and later argued that his IG account was hacked by estranged Sniper Gang artist Jackboy.)
About a year removed from the incident with Yaya, Kodak seemed to switch his attitude toward YB in March 2021. He shared his distress that YoungBoy had been arrested and sent back to jail for federal weapons charges.
"Nah, I ain’t happy YB went to jail," Kodak said during an IG Live. "F**k I’m happy he went to jail for? That was my lil bruh at one point. The f**k I’m happy for? We skreet n****s, that could be anybody."
He even addressed their feud in "Dirty K" where he raps, "My lil’ brother YoungBoy told me he look up to me / I don’t know why but he be feeling like it's f**k me now / 'Bout to call him, tryna see what all the fussing bout."