In an upload to his YouTube account titled “This Not a Song, This For My Supporters” on Saturday night (December 3), YoungBoy goes in for over eight minutes and sends his support to Yeezy.
“And, it hurt my heart that Kanye let them people break his soul / How the fuck that go? N-gga, stay in yo’ home! / N-gga, hold your ground! You strong!”
The cover art features the Baton Rouge rapper’s “Stop the violence” message he’s been spreading as of late.
“Aye! Stop the violence,” YoungBoy said in an Instagram video he posted around Thanksgiving. “Look at me! I could promise you it’s a bigger side of life. Stop the violence. You could be a rich n-gga, ya heard me? I could promise you. I ain’t gon’ tell you what’s in my bank account bitch but aye – stop the violence!”
And while he’s sticking by Kanye, many other friends and collaborators have publicly distanced themselves amid his recent Hitler-praising comments.
“Genius does not mean smart,” Questlove wrote on Twitter on Thursday (December 1). His tweet was reposted on Instagram by The Shade Room, where Jamie Foxx entered the comments section.
“Say it louder for the people in the back,” Kanye’s “Slow Jamz” collaborator wrote. “But for whatever reason we keep giving these so-called geniuses the microphone.”
Even Mike Dean, who Ye has worked closely with for many years, reposted a message from Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello on Instagram and added Ye’s song “Power” to make his intended audience clear.
“When media attention becomes more important than life itself you’re on a slippery slope, saying provocative things to trigger social media for clicks and action is pathetic, sitting there triggering the minds of less-educated adults to spread your thoughts like a virus shows pure evil,” the message read.
“There are people out there on this earth doing incredible things for us humans that deserve all the attention we give idiots, let’s lift good people doing good things. People that actually contribute to make this a better place.”
It continued: “We live now, not yesterday, not tomorrow, we live right now but whatever you do today will effect your future and in a couple of years this day is called the past, so use every day as the day that will define your legacy and contribution as a human being, we’re all in this together. Life is short.”
But while Akon also disagrees with Ye’s opinions, he’s taking a bit of a different stance.
“I clearly do not agree with Kanye’s remarks about Hitler. I am simply saying that everyone should have the right to their own opinion,” he recently said in a tweet where he shared an interview further elaborating on his take. “Doesn’t mean we will always agree.”
Check out the full interview here.