Lil Baby opens up in a new interview with The New York Times about cutting drug raps, being Grammy-nominated, and his path in hip-hop.
The Atlanta rap artist gives a rare interview, even speaking on why he does not have many conversations with the press. Lil Baby is preparing to release his first project in a year. His album My Turn is due to drop February 28, 2020, and features Lil Wayne, Gunna, Young Thug, and more.
During his interview, the “Woah” rapper drops a few facts on the status of his career, musical goals and more. Lil Baby expresses his desire to continue lowering the amount of drug usage in his lyrics. He shares how he rapped about drugs he has never taken.
” …because I done rapped about drugs that I don’t even take. People think I take ’em and then people take ’em thinking I take ’em. Like popping Percs [Percocet]. I don’t pop Percs — period. Every now and then, I used to take a half of one, but I say it in my raps because I might pop one and that’s what’s going on” says Lil Baby.
Lil Baby also shares how the recent deaths of Juice WRLD and Mac Miller and the legal battles Kodak Black and YoungBoy Never Broke Agin face, reflects the reality he’s used to.
“Yeah, but at the same time, there’s a generation of people going through that. I know people who get killed — my personal people —people in and out of jail, my family, my brothers. That’s what really goes on in life. Rap is just a reflection of real life. I know like 10 or 12 people who died in Atlanta off the fake drugs going around. It’s an everyday thing for me. And I know I ain’t going out like that.”
Lil Baby continues to share more on his rise to fame. Read the full interview here: