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Chief Keef Throws Shade At NBA YoungBoy Over Leaked 2018 Collab Track

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After dropping "Fireman" a few years ago, many fans have been begging for a follow-up between Chief Keef and NBA YoungBoy. There's even a snippet floating around, though Keef isn't going to let it come out any time soon.

YoungBoy has admired Chief Keef for a long time. He's joked with him via social media clips and shouted him out in numerous songs, like 2016's "They Ain't With Me" when he raps, "All I wanted was some wealth / I had to go get it myself / I ain't never had a role model / Watched Chief Keef growing up."

He even used his fashion sense as inspiration for his own style, according to a 2018 interview with Complex's 'Sneaker Shopping.'

The two blended their raucous, off-the-cuff styles in 2019 on "Fireman" – produced by Tay Keith – where YB boasts on the hook, "Strapped up, got Glock on my waist, oh / Chief Keef flex hard like Big Sosa!"

However, the status of their relationship is uncertain given YB's ongoing feud with Lil Durk and other Chicago rappers.

Keef kind of offered his thoughts on the situation when a snippet featuring himself and YB surfaced online recently.

"This song from 2018 and I don't like the song and I'm sure Lil folks don't like it either," he commented on a post, possibly suggesting Durkio and his Only The Family (OTF) crew wouldn't want to see him working with YoungBoy.

Quando Rondo – a key member of YB's Never Broke Again imprint – was reportedly involved in the Nov. 2020 slaying of Lil Durk's protégé King Von outside of an Atlanta nightclub.

Since then, both sides have sent alleged jabs at one another, like when Durk allegedly called YB the "police" and clowned his baby mama Jania on his viral single "Ahhh Ha" last month.

But why is Keef seemingly riding for Smurk? They both come from O'Block and put the Chicago drill movement on the map in the early 2010s with help from G Herbo, Fredo Santana and more.

While they later had a brief falling out due to "grudges," Durkio claimed they squashed their beef over FaceTime almost 7 years ago. Around that time, they also delivered their one and only official joint track titled "Decline."