Moneybagg Yo Speaks On Ja Morant Situation, Says He's Going Through A "Phase"

The Memphis MC apparently reached out to the Grizzlies star with some appreciated advice.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Moneybagg Yo Ja Morant Phase

The Ja Morant suspension has been one of the most divisive and hotly discussed debates in the NBA in recent memory. While many figures within the league get into enough arguments over it, even those in the wider pop culture world gave their two cents. Of course, the rap sphere is no different, with various MCs and industry leaders chiming in with criticism, concern, or defenses. The latest to do so is Memphis' own Moneybagg Yo, who apparently spoke to the Grizzlies player concerning his gun-toting incident. During an interview on the Complex show 360 With Speedy, he said that Morant still has a lot of growing to do.

"Unfortunately, the situation going on with it right now... he 23, I feel like it's just a phase," Moneybagg Yo shared concerning Ja Morant. "He probably don't even understand. When I was exactly 23, 24... it was like I was just doing stuff and people had to tell me, or I had to bump my head. So I'm grateful to make it out those situations. Some people don't even shake back from certain situations, you feel me?

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Moneybagg Yo's Take On The Ja Morant Situation

"I feel like he don't even know what it is right now," he continued. "He probably don't believe this is life. You have those stages. Like, I went through that, I had my homeboys like- I'll still pull up to the trap. I done went platinum, I done this show, I done been with this person, I've been on interview with you and everything, I still go back to Memphis and I'm in the trap. I'm in the hood, I'm pulling up on the block, smoking, chilling. Like, 'Bro, what you doing?' I had homeboys like, 'Bro, what you got going, bro, get out of here. You blowing the spot up,' you know what I'm saying?

"So I just look at it like, 'This one of them phases,'" the Hard To Love artist concluded. "Ja gon' snap out of it, and of course I gave him encouraging words. He was just like, 'I appreciate that, big bro, I got you. I'm gonna get it right.'" For more news and the latest updates on Ja Morant and Moneybagg Yo, keep checking in with HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.