Kidd Kidd Responds To His Verse Being Removed From 50 Cent's "We Up," & Tyson G-Strip's Murder

Exclusive: Former YMCMB artist and Sqad Up member Kidd Kidd sheds light on the murder of Rida Gang member and good friend Tyson G-Strip.

G-Unit emcee Kidd Kidd was originally a founding piece in the earliest days of the Young Money Cash Money merger, alongside Lil Wayne as a part of the rap group Sqad Up in 1999. After Sqad Up’s public break in 2004, Kidd Kidd continued collaborating with Young Money artists and would finally end up signing to G-Unit/Rida Gang in 2011. Earlier this year Kidd was included on and then dropped from G-Unit boss 50 Cent’s latest single "We Up" also featuring Compton, California star sensation Kendrick Lamar. Speaking to HipHopDX, the New Orleans rapper took his recent difficulties in stride with an emphasis on staying positive. 

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On his removal from “We Up,” Kidd said: “[The] first thing I want to tell to people is that it wasn’t a 50 Cent decision. A lot of people come and they be like, ‘Yo, 50 [Cent] took you off the song,’ it wasn’t no 50 Cent decision. That’s what it is, it’s all politics you know what I’m sayin', the game is politics. It’s just a blessing to even be brought up in that same conversation because the song is a great song, it was a blessing to even just be a part of that. It is what it is, you keep moving forward. It’s not like that’s the only good song in the world.”

Kidd Kidd was quick to remind listeners in his recent rendition of Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.”—which originally featured controversial lyrics from Maybach Music Group captain Rick Ross—that “We Up” wasn’t the first hit song he’s been removed from, rapping: “On ‘Forever track wit’ Drake first, but you ain’t even know it/Been [taken] off a few hit songs I learned you gotta keep goin’” in reference to his original feature on then-mixtape rapper Drake’s song "Forever."

Kidd also used the “U.O.E.N.O.” platform to speak on the murder of his good friend and Rida Gang affiliate Tyson G-Strip. Talking to HipHopDX this past week Kidd added: “It’s so deep...he was fam with my moms you know what I’m sayin', when that situation happened to me, when I was shot up [it happened] in front of my mom, in front of her house. And he got killed right down the corner from my mom’s house so...I got the call as soon as it happened, you know, because my mom was right there.”

The New Orleans rapper also used Tyson’s murder as a chance to shed light on the tragic culture of violence that plagues his hometown and cities like it: “Damn, New Orleans really has this hold over you, it really does and you never realize it [until] it’s too late, you feel me? Like, for real, most people that realize it are either in jail now or they didn’t make it out of a life or death situation. Like me myself, it took for me to get shot up to really realize I’m fuckin’ trippin’. I got a whole future here, like I don’t have to be out there like that, you know what I’m sayin’? As for [Tyson G-Strip]...he just got caught up in that life. You know man, prayers [and] condolences and everything goes out to his sister, ‘cause he didn’t have much family, we was his family. Like I said, he was livin’ with my moms [and] livin’ with his girl, shout out to his son.”

Kidd Kidd is currently prepping the release of his mixtape Street Fame which is slated for a summer drop.

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32 Comments

  • jyo

    He was dope when he was with sqad up but its not the same anymore but that sq shit was classic

  • Anonymous

    Questlove is a porchmonkey!! Questlove is a porch monkey!!! Fact!!1

  • lol

    Kid kids verse is awful how does he manage to fall behind the beats tempo ? hopeless noob

  • IROC

    Kidd Kidd cant catch a break because he really to busy trying to ride on the coat tails of these main stream artist they not trying to put u on when its possible you might out shine them 50 cent time is up these young kids aint feeling him

  • Anonymous

    Questlove is a porchmonkey!! Questlove is a porch monkey!!! Fact!!

  • Fuck G-Unit

    Who's this nigga?

  • Anonymous

    that verse was hot. fuck ya'll herbs.

  • iSpeaksTruth

    Kidd was and will always be trash. WTF he think he hot for?

  • Anonymous

    your verse was dropped because your wack as fuck NEXT...

  • Anonymous

    Theres a reason his boring ass gets taken off tracks..hes only around to try to add to 50s street cred anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Interscope wanted Kidd kidd of the record so they can promote that song for 50's album, What sounds better from a business stand point 50 ft Kendrick or 50 Cent ft Kendrick Lamar & Kidd Kidd

  • Anonymous

    another wack-azz rapper who got a chance to shine after grinding so hard and so long but still ain't gonna amount to shit

    • hollywood

      another person commenting on the internet who rather equate a life he writing about to his because he missed the iced cream truck...

  • Anonymous

    Justin Timberlake: Hmmm. Jimmy whats smelling on ur show tonight Jimmy Fallon: (Whispers) It is that bushy porch monkey beating the drums behind u. Stop covering your nose Justin, we are on air.

    • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    they took kidd kidds verse off cause IT WAS WHACK!! plain and simple

  • Anonymous

    50 riding Kendrick wave

  • Art Brooks

    That's good they took his verse off - it was the only bunk one on the song.

    • Art Brooks

      haha. I picked that word up when I lived in Vegas. Yeah, dude's verse brought the song down no doubt.

    • HUMAN JUKE BOX

      Bunk? Where are you from Shreveport? Lol!!!! Anyway, you usually get removed if you murk the main artist or if your verse sucks and brings the song down. Also, Being "About That Life" get's you dead.

  • Anonymous

    i remember the first version of Forever cus that was around the time wayne was jumpin on a fuckton of songs with Drake and Kidd Kidd tryin to put them both on at the same time. Personally i like waynes verse on the original forever more than i like the remix. But yea him coming off of the first version was Lebrons decision cus he wanted to use that track for his documentary

  • mizzy Mile

    Kidd Kidd sound like a down to earth guy not sum1 tryna make headlines. i wonder when the money will make him cocky like it does to evry1 else

  • Anonymous

    fans really have no idea what goes on behind the scenes and how record companies control everything and how things worked if the truth ever came out oh my god

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