On Wednesday (Nov. 2), Gucci Mane took to his Twitter account to announce that he signed rapper Baby Racks to his 1017 record label, only to drop him that same day. “Congratulations to @Babyracks1017, [the] first artist to get signed and dropped in a day. That dude is not signed to 1017,” he wrote.
Baby Racks then replied to Gucci Mane’s post, with a sarcastic “thank you” and attempted to reach out to other Hip Hop artists that own record labels. “Congratulations to Baby Racks. Appreciate the video. Appreciate flying me and my team out. I appreciate that check Atlantic records sent. Thank you, Gucci. I’ma free agent now. YoungBoy, get at me. @YoGotti, wassup. @Jeezy, wassup. Holla at me. @Qcm_p, wassup [with] it. @Rick Ross, wassup,” he tweeted.
According to TMZ, Atlantic Records said that the rapper isn’t signed to their label either.
Gucci Mane did not make it clear why he dropped Baby Racks but the announcement came after the new artist received backlash for telling Houston promoters not to book him for shows after Takeoff’s death. On Tuesday (Nov. 1), he tweeted “I’m definitely not f**king with Houston after that. DON’T BOOK ME ‘CAUSE BABY RACKS AINT COMING.”
He continued, “Y’all mad cause I said I ain’t coming to Houston. lmao. F**k Houston.” A few minutes after, he tweeted a distasteful reference to the Migos’ hit song “Versace,” writing “VERSACE VERSACE WE BROUGHT THAT S**T BACK AND YOU NI**AS IS LAME.”
As previously reported by HOT 97, Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot and killed in Texas at a bowling alley called 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston.
Last month, Baby Racks and Gucci Mane collaborated on their single “Look Ma I Did It,” which was produced by HonchoDenaro7. The song helped Baby Racks gain over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify. The official music video was viewed over 1.1 million times on YouTube since its release on Sept. 2.
Apparently Gucci Mane had reached out to the Georgia rapper through Instagram before he got signed. “Gucci hit me on a Tuesday morning in July and said, ‘Wassup wit it, what’s yo number?’ I sent my number [and] he [texted] me and said, ‘What we [doing]?’ I said, ‘Let’s make history.’ [And] he immediately called me,” Baby Racks shared.
He continued, “Me and Gucci’s first conversation was for about 45 minutes. He asked me what I wanted to do with my music career, stay independent or sign to him. And I obviously chose to sign to him. He sent the contract that same day; my lawyer looked over it, and we sent back a signed contract.”