YG & Kamaiyah Finally Squash Their Beef During Oakland Concert

YG and Kamaiyah are back on good term after he brought her out at his Oakland tour date.

BYAron A.
YG & Kamaiyah Finally Squash Their Beef During Oakland Concert

YG and Kamaiyah had the West Coast on lock during the mid-2010s. The Oakland rapper inked a deal with 4Hunnid, which ultimately landed her on the hook of “Why You Always Hatin” alongside Drake and many other hits. Unfortunately, things took a turn and Kamaiyah expressed her frustrations with YG and the label.

Finally, they’ve ended their feud. Last night, YG performed in Oakland – Kamaiyah’s hometown – during the Red Cup tour. Though many fans wouldn’t have expected her to appear on stage, YG brought her out. From there, he made it clear that he has nothing but love for Kamaiyah.

“I swear to God, I don’t know what they know, I don’t know what they heard about — on the blogs they read, I don’t know nothing,” YG said. “But I love you. Come give me a hug.” Kamaiyah embraced YG, and replied, “I love you too. From the Bay to L.A., goddamn it!” Afterward, they leaped into their record, “Fuck It Up” and the crowd undoubtedly ate it up.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: YG (L) and Kamaiyah attend the 2018 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)

“They asked if I would come to Oakland, etc., and I was going home to get my hair braided for Grammy weekend, so it worked out,” she explained to The Shade Room. From there, the two joined forces on stage for the first time in years. Not only was it a major moment for Oakland but for rap fans across the world.

She added that YG apologized during the performance while reiterating that they’re family. “We’re like brother and sister, have the same management, etc. We were just going thru a public family quarrel because we severed business ties, that’s all, lol,” she added. After the show, she said she returned to YG’s imprint on her Instagram Story. She later clarified that she was just joking, though apparently, there have been discussions.

During an interview with Uproxx in 2020, Kamaiyah explained that she wanted an apology from YG. “There was some things said that until you rectify and apologize, I feel like, ‘What’s the point in me having a conversation?'” she said. “‘Cause then, I’m pacifying your actions. And me being a woman and a queen that stand on my word I felt like you gotta be a man and stand on yours and apologize for some off the things that was said and done.”

Check out the clip from their show below. 


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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.