YG weighs in on the Irving Plaza shooting.
YG caught some collateral damage when Live Nation cancelled his New York City concert, along with the concerts of several other high-profile rappers in the aftermath of the May 25 Irving Plaza shooting.
YG still made the trip out to NYC though. During an interview with Power 105.1's DJ Self, the LA rapper weighed in on the shooting and the predicament of Troy Ave, who is currently being held without bail at Rikers Island as he awaits trial for multiple charges, including attempted murder.
"It's sad," YG said. "Troy, that's my dude, you feel me... I don't even want to say what I really want to say on air. I dunno bro, because I feel like this: if I got popped, I would have done the same thing. I would have made my way out that joint, period. And that just go for anybody else, that's just reaction. Protocol... It come with the rap game and the streets."
Asked if publishing the surveillance footage to social media is a form of snitching, YG responded, "For sure. That's snitching... You putting it up there so the world to see it, and with that might come consequences. Jail time, you gonna get somebody caught up like that. But everybody ain't from the streets, so everybody ain't thinking like that. Half of this shit is entertainment for some people. This is real stuff we go through everyday."