In a since-deleted tweet on his personal Twitter account, which was reposted by No Jumper, the Baton Rouge rapper seemingly expressed his disdain for Baby’s friendly gesture — and didn’t hold back.
“That bitch ass n-gga got to run into me too better remember he chose a side this shit get gangsta boy,” he wrote, seemingly referencing Baby’s close relationship with his rival Lil Durk.
The pair have formed a potent partnership in recent years, joining forces for the collaborative album The Voice of the Heroes in 2021, as well as DJ Khaled’s “Every Chance I Get” and Meek Mill’s “Sharing Locations.”
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The spat began when Ja Morant autographed his game-worn jersey on Sunday night (March 26) after the Memphis Grizzlies’ victory over the Atlanta Hawks, and gifted it to Lil Baby, who recited some of Ja’s favorite NBA YoungBoy lyrics in the process.
“Love Brudda!!!” Morant wrote on the back of his jersey next to his signature, while Baby hollered in his Gucci hoodie: “Parade inside my city, yeah!,” referencing YoungBoy’s opening lyrics from 2022’s “Fresh Prince of Utah.”
“YoungBoy told me when Lil Baby hit him up for a feature, I remember he told me, ‘Ak, I’m not doing music right now,'” the podcaster recalled in 2021. “And I remember saying, ‘YoungBoy, if you don’t fucking do a song with Lil Baby, n-gga …’
“I remember I sat in the car with him, I told him a whole list of n-ggas who he should do songs with. And I remember him telling me, ‘You know I can’t do a song with him.’ He was telling me all type of beefs. I was like, ‘I didn’t know the beef was that deep. I get it.'”
He continued: “But I’m telling you the facts. This n-gga YoungBoy, he don’t care about that shit. I remember telling him, ‘This is a no fucking brainer.’ And he was just like, ‘Bro, I don’t care.’”