YG Calls Cap On Speculation He Took Shots At Drake On ‘Weird’

YG claims that he didn't take any shots at Drake with new track, "Weird."
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 23: YG poses for a portrait during the BET Awards 2019 at Microsoft Theater on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

On Friday (May 25) YG dropped off his latest single, “Weird, and it didn’t take long for fans to speculate that he was taking a shot at Drake. “When it’s smoke, don’t ever mention my name (Mention my name)/You gon’ have me jeapoardizin’ my fame,” YG raps. “Jeapoardizin’ the gang, jeapoardizin’ where you hang, n*gga.” However, the Compton rapper quickly shut down rumors that the bars had been directed at Drake.

The line comes after Drake name-dropped YG amid his beef with Kendrick Lamar on his “Family Matters” track. “You know who really bang a set? My n*gga YG/ You know who really bang a set? My n*gga Chuck T,” Drake raps. “You know who even bang a set out there is CB.” With the rapper having ties to Drake and Lamar, it makes sense that he’d rather stay out of the beef.

In 2022, YG released his sixth studio album, I Got Issues. The project boasted several guest appearances including Mozzy, J. Cole, Moneybagg Yo, H.E.R., Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, and Nas. The 14-track album peaked at No.18 on the US Billboard 200 following its release on Septemeber 30. The album, which was initially titled, Pray for Me, however, the rapper explained in a September 2022 Instagram post why he changed it. “The album ‘I Got Issues’ is basically insight on my life, an update on my life. I feel like my people haven’t heard from me in a real way, in a long time. So I’m giving them this album…I’m here with all my issues,” he said.

Does YG Have More Music On The Way?

In other news, the “Krazy Life” rapper announced that the third installment of his Re’d Up series was coming. “Weird” is one of the latest singles from the project, following “Knocka,” which he released earlier this year. Just Re’d Up 3 follows 2013’s Just Re’d Up 2, and is scheduled to be released on July 3. Check out the music video for “Weird” below.