YG and Kamaiyah have put their differences to the side and squashed their long-running rift.
The former collaborators made their reunion official during YG’s Red Cup Tour stop at the Oakland Arena in Kamaiyah’s hometown on Wednesday night (February 2).
The 4Hunnid honcho surprised the crowd by bringing out his former signee as a special guest, and the pair buried the hatchet by hugging it out onstage.
“I swear to God, I don’t know what they know, I don’t know what they heard about — on the blogs they read, I don’t know nothing,” YG said while stood next to Kamaiyah. “But I love you. Come give me a hug.”
“I love you too,” Kamiayah replied as she embraced YG. “From the Bay to L.A., goddamn it!”
The pair then launched into their 2016 collaboration “Fuck It Up,” much to the delight of the Bay Area crowd.
We need more friendships like @YG & Oakland queen @kamaiyah pic.twitter.com/wR5e8WmI9J
— A1 (@hxcA1) February 2, 2023
“They asked if I would come to Oakland, etc., and I was going home to get my hair braided for Grammy weekend, so it worked out,” Kamaiyah explained to The Shade Room.
She also posted photos and videos of her and YG’s onstage reunion on Instagram along with the caption: “From the top the bottom Westside shit.”
Her post was met with positive reactions from fans and peers alike, including Saweetie, BIA, Dreezy and others.
Kamaiyah signed to YG’s 4Hunnid label along with Interscope Records following the breakout success of her 2016 debut project A Good Night in the Ghetto, but their relationship soon began to sour over frustrations with how her career was being handled.
“At that point, I couldn’t get no hotter,” Kamaiyah told HipHopDX in 2020 following her departure from 4Hunnid. “I felt like all they had to do was create the radio budget, allocate the funds and let the record fucking go.
“I never got that opportunity. And that’s the part that people don’t understand. They were like, ‘Why aren’t you here? Why aren’t you there?’ N-gga, the label never put the money up they were supposed to put up.”
She also revealed that she hadn’t spoken with YG and had “no desire” to do so until he apologized.
“My brother died in the beginning of my career. I felt like it was all these things that were occurring and instead of him advocating for me and pushing for me to make it, it seemed like it was the complete opposite,” she vented.
“Being a woman, you would think he would be like, “Alright, she gotta make it. I’m watching her go through this. I’m going to make sure she becomes what she’s supposed to be.’”
Now an independent artist once again, Kamaiyah has kicked her career back into gear in recent years with a slew of projects including Oakland Nights, Divine Time and Keep It Lit.
Yet obstacles have continued to crop up. In September, the 30-year-old was arrested for felony weapon possession after being caught with a loaded gun inside her purse at an airport in Burbank, California.
TSA Agents also discovered a long-standing warrant for the rapper’s arrest stemming from a 2019 incident, where she allegedly fired a weapon inside a movie screening room of an apartment complex in San Fernando Valley.
Kamaiyah was booked into Burbank Jail and later released after posting a $70,000 bond.