YoungBoy Never Broke Again Reflects On Friendship With Birdman

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YoungBoy reflected on his relationship with Birdman while appearing on "Rap Radar."

YoungBoy Never Broke Again discussed his friendship with Birdman during a recent interview with the Rap Radar podcast. The interview comes a month after the release of his fifth album, I Rest My Case, which marked his first with Motown. The project debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 chart, earning 29,000 album-equivalent units.

As for his relationship with Birdman, YoungBoy explained while laughing, "He just talks a lot of shit and I like to sit there." From there, he discussed both of them being from different cities in Louisiana. He explained that "a lot of the shit going on in B.R. stems from New Orleans."

YoungBoy On Birdman

Birdman and YoungBoy officially teamed up for the 2021 collaborative mixtape, From the Bayou. Birdman spoke about working with YoungBoy for a cover story with Billboard, in 2022. “Watching how fast he do music and the value of the music, I saw a lot of similarities between him and Wayne,” he told the outlet. “I seen stardom in him, but I knew it was a process.” He added that he worked to show YoungBoy he could make a living off of rapping when he discovered him: “I once was somebody like him and had to gamble my life. I wanted to show him that he could really survive off his talent. You could go to jail, or you could die, or you could try to be somebody.” Speaking with the outlet, Birdman referred to YoungBoy as a son to him. In December, YoungBoy worked with Birdman’s Rich Gang for its first single in five years, "Military," which also featured D-ROK.

Elsewhere in the interview with Rap Radar, YoungBoy discussed his career, his family, being under house arrest, and growing as a person. YoungBoy previously admitted to considering a Mormon baptism after he's fully a free man. The idea came after missionaries visited his house in Salt Lake City, Utah. As for why he chose to sign with Motown, YoungBoy explained, “You know, just try something new. See if I could get more out of a label situation." Check out the full discussion below.

The Full Interview


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