The new album YG had originally planned to release as a surprise this month has now been confirmed for a May drop date. He’s also teased a new song that seemingly references 6ix9ine, his issues with whom are well-known.
YG made the announcement during his weekend 1 set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio Sunday, looking back on how the tragic death of his friend and “FDT” collaborator Nipsey Hussle inspired his decision to delay new music.
“So, I had an album coming out April 12th, it was supposed to come out on Friday but I got some fucked up news that my n***a had passed on me and shit,” YG told the crowd before performing a new song titled “Stop Snitching,” which utilized some 6ix9ine imagery (namely a mugshot) in its stage presentation.
“So it’s like, I ain’t even know how to motherfuckin’ walk and talk. I couldn’t get out the bed. I was in the bed every day until 4 p.m. My life was fucked up, my shit’s still fucked up. The only reason I’m up here is because I’ve been drinking a whole lot of motherfuckin’ tequila. But my n***a gone, I gotta deal with this shit, so I decided to push my album back to May 3, goddamnit.”
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Here’s some more footage from YG’s performance via @Theshaderoom on IG: