More than one year ago, Masego and Devin Morrison delivered a Thanksgiving-themed track called “Yamz.” Complete with a holiday-themed artwork and a video that garnered more than two million views on YouTube, the collaboration was deemed a success by many. One year later, Fetty Wap reemerged with his own rendition of “Yamz” called “Sweet Yamz.” The track quickly became a hit thanks to the virality of TikTok and Instagram.
“I’ve had ‘Sweet Yamz’ by Fetty Wap on loop all day it’s so catchy for no reason,” one fan tweeted.
“Not me randomly singing Fetty Wap’s ‘Sweet Yamz’ on my way to the mall today,” another fan tweeted.
As Fetty Wap’s rendition of the track hit TikTok, Wiz Khalifa shared his own remix and Snoop Dogg called it the “song of the year.” While the success of the track earned Fetty Wap praise from his peers, fans of Masego and Devin Morrison were quick to point out that it was not the original version.
“I know y’all ain’t giving Fetty Wap credit for that Masego masterpiece,” one person commented.
“The way Masego gets overlooked in the music industry is enraging. People think that the Navajo sample that drake had in his song was the original and now this whole Yamz fiasco,” another person commented.
While some may be upset that the track has gained prominence now as opposed to when the original was released, it does appear that Masego and Devin Morrison are being credited for both versions. TIDAL, Spotify and other streaming services list both Micah “Masego” Davis and Devin Morrison as co-writers of “Sweet Yamz” by Fetty Wap.
“Masego gave permission for the cover & gets paid off both versions,” Nikki Lynette of iHeart tweeted.
“It’s not erasure. It’s appreciation.”