The internet was ablaze when images showing Yung LA’s new face tattoo made their rounds online.
In an interview with XXLMag.com, the Grand Hustle rapper explained the meaning behind the tat, which is best described as a pink duck.
“That tattoo just comes from something in the city,” explained Yung LA. “My cousins grew up with a lot of people from Zone 6, I know a lot of people from Zone 6, and the people from Zone 6, there whole movement is called Duct Tape and I just had been really getting up with these guys. Everybody in the city from Zone 6, Zone 3, Zone 1, from Duct Tape to YGC to CDB to 30 Deep, there’s so many cliques in Atlanta and I just wanted to be the Robin Hood, I just wanted to be the guy that could have relationships with everybody in the city.”
Though his relationship with Duct Tape Entertainment, and Atlanta record label, has been disputed by Alley Boy, an artist and co-CEO at the label, Yung LA remains adamant about his affiliation.
“I can’t really go on what [Alley Boy] say ’cause he’s not the CEO of the label,” said LA. “So he wasn’t around at the sit-down, when we did chop it up. I had my relationship with Big Bank Black, other cats, and people that I grew up with and they love me genuinely. That’s the relationship I had.”
Currently Yung LA is focused on getting out of his deal with T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records. “Right now we’re actually fighting,” he said, citing “backwards” business practices as his reason for trying to leave. “We got our lawyers going to war with them. They just tryin’ to free me out of the contract. They don’t wanna let me go, but they don’t want to work for me either.”