Yung Berg’s biggest hit to date featured Ray J, in 2007’s “Sexy Can I.” The song notably appeared on both Ray J’s All I Feel album, as well as Berg’s Look What You Made Me. The platinum single was released at a time when Berg and Ray were label-mates on a brief merger between Epic Records and Koch Records (n/k/a eOne Entertainment).
Over five years removed from that success, Yung Berg was one of the first people Ray J contacted when crafting his Raydiation 2 single. However, Yung Berg, who has never been a stranger to controversy, refused the opportunity to appear on “I Hit It First.”
“As far as [‘I Hit It First’, Ray J] actually sent me the record four months before the song came out and they wanted me to get on the song, but through the content…that wasn’t my story,” said the former DMX protege and Bloodline Records act to Page 31. “I told him respectfully that I didn’t want to do the record, but we could do anything else and I just wanted to stay away from that because it wasn’t my truth.”
Instead, Ray J enlisted rapper Bobby Brackens to appear on his KO/Fifth Amendment Entertainment single.
The “truth” Berg may be referring to, is that the song seems to play on the fact that Ray J had a relationship with Kim Kardashian before her current companion and father of her child, Kanye West. The song’s video and artwork both seems to be an homage to both West and Kardashian. In interviews, Ray J has waved off these notions as coincidence.
Yung Berg has not released an album since 2008. In February of this year, he released the Genesis mixtape with Mia Rey and Jordan Hollywood.
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