Young Thug has given Lil Baby an ultimatum over the release of his upcoming album It’s Only Me from behind bars.
Taking to Twitter on Monday (October 10), the currently incarcerated rapper told Baby to release his new album this week. If not, their friendship could be jeopardized.
“Wham if you don’t drop in 3 days we ain’t bruddas,” he wrote in a tweet.
Wham if you don’t drop in 3 days we ain’t bruddas ?
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) October 10, 2022
Lil Baby’s It’s Only Me is scheduled to be released on Friday (October 14) via Quality Control Music/Motown Records.
As revealed earlier this week, the project clocks in at 23 songs and boasts guest appearances from Future, Pooh Shiesty, EST Gee, Nardo Wick, Jeremih, Rylo Rodriguez and Fridayy.
Young Thug, who has been in jail since May on racketeering charges stemming from a RICO indictment against his YSL collective, also appears on a song called “Never Hating.”
Young Thug and Lil Baby’s relationship runs deep, with Thug being the person responsible for Baby starting his rap career after paying him to stay out of the streets.
“I was in the neighborhood and he was like, ‘What you doing in the neighborhood?’ I was like, ‘You already know what I’m doing,” Lil Baby told The Breakfast Club in 2020.
“So he was like, ‘Okay, how much money are you gonna make today?’ I was probably going to make like $7,000, maybe $10,000. He just went, ‘I’ll give you that – just go to the studio.’ Shit went like that.”
In 2021, Young Thug spoke more about his role in helping Lil Baby make a career for himself and keeping him out of prison.
“I just didn’t want him to go back to prison,” Thug told The Breakfast Club. “I was scared for him to go back to jail ’cause he had just did a bid. He got straight outta jail and went straight back to the same neighborhood. The same house that the police bust and locked him up. He went right back to the same house. It was a spot. I think I was more scared for him, of like prison.
“Before rap, he was getting a lot of likes on his Instagram. He had nice ass captions. Like bro, you should try to make a song. Just show him the life, took him a few times everywhere. You know? He started seeing, this shit kinda easy. We grew up together, too. It makes it seem like it’s easy if he seen me do it.”