NBA YoungBoy Responds To Rumor That He's Retiring From Music After New Album


| LAST UPDATE 07/11/2022

By Mahlik Campbell
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Though he's only 22 years old, NBA YoungBoy has already released more music and broken more records than many artists in their 30s and 40s. There's a report he's even feeling ready to retire.

You can't talk about YoungBoy without mentioning the fact he almost always holds the #1 rank on YouTube for views among artists, beating out the likes of Drake, The Weeknd, Post Malone and more.

He revealed in an interview with Tidal that YouTube is where he feels most comfortable dropping due to the access. "YouTube [is] the only platform that I can just run to and drop and let you get whatever it is, ASAP," he said. "You ain't got that access with no other platform."

But on the other side of all this success is a complicated and sometimes messy lifestyle. YB has had multiple run-ins with the law over the past 6 years, from a murder case to felony firearms violations. He's also been on house arrest in Utah on a $1.5 million bond since last fall.

So, when a conversation emerged reportedly showing YB telling his friend Akademiks that he wasn't "feeling this rap s**t no mo" and that he's retiring after putting out his next album, a lot of fans thought he finally had enough of the star life.

Turns out the story isn't that simple.

He hopped on his YouTube channel with 11.5 million subscribers and addressed the rumor he was thinking about stepping away: "Don't do fake promo on me I never said that. After August I'm dropping again."

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With 8 projects (and counting) having charted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, Top is still locked in!

However, at the end of 2021, YoungBoy said this while using Clubhouse: "I lost love for music and it brings too many problems. I've been wanting to stop making music for about 1-2 years."

His second album of 2022 called 'The Last Slimeto' is sure to arrive in a few weeks, so…