Symba has tried to shoot his shot at Melyssa Ford, telling the video vixen-turned-podcaster to her face that he’s been a fan of hers for a while.
The Results Take Time lyricist stopped by The Joe Budden Podcast for a lengthy interview this week, but took a moment to make his feelings known to Ford, who currently co-hosts the show.
“She don’t know me, but I’m a real fan of her,” Symba said in a preview of the upcoming episode shared on Instagram on Tuesday (April 11).
“Oh, thank you,” Ford replied sweetly, before the Bay Area native continued showering her with compliments, eventually making her a cheeky offer.
“Not even just from being here. From her Hollywood Unlocked days, from your earlier career,” he added. “And I heard you been looking for a young boy to take you out and run around the city.”
While the clip didn’t show Ford’s full response, it did capture the gobsmacked expression on her face as Joe Budden and the rest of her co-hosts reveled in Symba’s advances.
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Symba’s appearance on The Joe Budden Podcast comes after the “Ain’t Sayin Shit” rapper served up some choice words for the music industry in a seperate interview with the RapCaviar podcast, alleging that being “dope” has little to do with whether one is successful in the rap game.
“My dumb ass used to think it was about being dope,” he said while sat next to fellow rapper MAVI. “And then, I realized the music industry was designed to capitalize on artists. A lot of us just be making music and we be having fun … and then you attach the industry to it.”
Symba, who is currently signed to Atlantic Records, has had quite an explosive journey to recognition. During a chat with HipHopDX after signing with his former label, Columbia Records, in 2017, he opened up about the traditional path he took in landing his first big deal.
“It was actually a real old-school, organic process,” he explained. “I met my manager about six years ago, Chelsea Blythe. At the time she was an intern over at Interscope and I was in the studio with Nic Nac, I was working with him, and she had came in [and] heard me rap.
“She was like, ‘Yo I’m interning over at Interscope [but] I’ma be an A&R one day. Stick with me, believe in me and I’m going to believe in you,’ and I was like, ‘Let’s do it.’ At the time I didn’t really have a team, I didn’t have a manager, I didn’t have a support system. I had my mom and a couple people from back home. So she kind of moved me out here.
“[She] just schooled me on the ropes and making bigger songs and finding my identity – knowing who it is I wanna be as an artist and what we’re going for. Four years later she ended up getting an A&R position over at Columbia and her first A&R meeting she played one of my songs. The rest was history. They called me up for a meeting, I went in there with Chels, and it all worked out.”
Symba dropped off his latest project DJ Drama Presents: Results Take Time last September, which features appearances from Pusha T, 2 Chainz, Roddy Ricch and Key Glock, as well as Philadelphia crooner Fridayy.