On Friday (August 4), the 34-year-old rapper took to Instagram to call out Metro Boomin, Swae Lee and Post Malone for ignoring him until recently, when he dropped the widely successful YoungBoy collaboration, “Parasites.”
“I’m HIM and I Been HERE!” he captioned the post. “I ain’t do shit to yall! Y’all turned y’all back on me and held hands together, [nail polish emoji] unfollowed me and everything, now y’all see me with YB(the realist n-gga on earth) and start hitting me up like it’s all good.
“[mind-blown emoji] Damn,That shit painful to see, especially after we came up together in Atlanta in 2014 [peeking emoji, nail polish emoji] @postmalone @swaelee @metroboomin @nba_youngboy.”
Makonnen also shared screenshots of his DMs with the artists mentioned above, all of whom appeared to have ghosted him until his new single was released in late July. Though the rest have yet to respond, Swae Lee replied in the post’s comment section.
“Bro I was saying that to you goofy not for any reason besides spreading love I’m good in the game ,I knew you when you was throwing up on shrooms bro relax tf I saw you on the TL heard the new jam and privately told you it was hard don’t be that guy [ok emoji] that’s funny though bro fr,” the Rae Sremmurd hitmaker wrote.
A few hours later, he added: “We can chop it up anytime you see me though I don’t do the public drama shit stay up.”
iLoveMakonnen struggled for years following his 2014 breakthrough joint with Drake, “Tuesday.” Though he was signed to the OVO imprint, he was eventually let go after his brand didn’t pick up enough steam in the years following his first hit. After coming out as gay in 2017, interest in him further dwindled given that masculinity has always been a subject of contention in the Hip Hop space.
Through it all, Makonnen kept his head in the game and is finally back on the radar with another hit. He seemed particularly disappointed in the above post because the artists he admired failed to show up for him through his toughest years.
Post Malone, for example, is someone whose music he has publicly expressed his love for. On the same day “Parasite” was released, the southern rapper and singer linked up with YoungBoy to blast the Beerbongs & Bentleys hitmaker’s music through the speaker system in a Lamborghini truck.
The two appeared in a video together on social media that sees them singing along to the chorus of Malone’s recent track, “Chemical.”
“’Cause I can’t let go, it’s chemical/ No, I can’t let go, it’s chemical,” Malone sings on the upbeat tune.
With a cigarette in his hand, NBA YoungBoy seems to be enjoying himself in the video alongside iLoveMakonnen as they sit inside the luxury vehicle, which is decked out with a red interior.