NBA Youngboy Seemingly Responds To Lil Baby Quoting His Lyrics: "He Chose A Side"

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 16: Judge Greg Mathis and NBA Youngboy arrive at The Benjamin Crump Awards at The Venue of Hollywood on January 16, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images) HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 18: Lil Baby attends Poguelandia: An Outer Banks Experience on February 18, 2023 in Huntington Beach, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Netflix )
The Atlanta rapper causes a stir after linking up with Ja Morant.

NBA Youngboy’s feud with Lil Durk extends to whoever decides to work with the Chicago rapper, including Lil Baby. Over the weekend, the Atlanta rapper made waves after his appearance at the Hawks Vs. Grizzlies game in his hometown where he sat courtside with Jayda Cheaves, and later, linked up with NBA Youngboy superfan, Ja Morant. However, it seems as though YB isn’t particularly fond of Lil Durk’s The Voice Of The Heroes collaborator quoting his lyrics.

Ja Morant became synonymous with NBA Youngboy’s lyric from “Fresh Prince Of Utah,” where he declares, “It’s a parade inside my city, yeah.” Morant’s turned the bar into a triumphant chant for each Grizzlies victory, especially after his post-suspension return. YB hasn’t directly acknowledged the reference, though his label tweeted, “You know it's gonna be a parade for real behind you @jamorant” over the weekend. Though Never Broke Again LLC has high hopes for Grizzlies this season, NBA Youngboy finally acknowledged Ja Morant, though not necessarily for the right reasons. 

NBA Youngboy Shuts Down Lil Baby

In the clip of Lil Baby’s link-up with Ja Morant, you can hear him quoting the infamous bar in the background. Though some fans felt as though it was hilarious, YB didn’t appear to be pleased about it. In a since-deleted tweet captured by No Jumper, NBA Youngboy appeared to send out a warning shot at an unnamed individual that many suspect to be Lil Baby. “That b*tch ass n****a got to run into me too better remember he chose a side,” he wrote on Twitter. “This sh*t get gangsta boy.”

It looks like we probably won’t get a verse from Lil Baby on Don’t Try This At Home. However, the two have previously worked together on the single, “One Shot” from the Fast & The Furious 9 (F9) soundtrack. Despite the critical praise, the two haven’t linked up since. Given his recent tweet, it seems like NBA Youngboy truly isn’t interested in working with anyone who also works with his enemy, Lil Durk. Baby hasn’t responded to YB’s tweet yet but we’ll keep you posted if he does. Check out what NBA Youngboy had to say about Lil Baby above.

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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.
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