Tyga expresses interest in leaving Young Money Records to go independent.
Compton, California rapper Tyga didn’t hold back on sharing his thoughts on Young Money and a handful of artists signed to the label, during an exclusive interview with Vibe magazine.
Before addressing both Drake and Nicki Minaj, Tyga was asked if Young Money will play a role in the creative process of his upcoming album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. The Young Money lyricist revealed that the label, who he previously revealed has been holding him “hostage,” will not help in the creative process.
He also spoke on his desire to eventually break free from Young Money to go the independent route.
“Nah. I tend to distance myself from them,” Tyga said when asked about Young Money’s role on his next album. “Yeah, I’m tryna’ go independent. I don’t really get along with Drake. I don’t really get along with Nicki.”
Tyga further elaborated on his dislike for Drake. He revealed that he does like the Canadian singer/rapper’s music, but feels that he’s “fake.”
The rapper then went on to explain that he didn’t sign to Young Money because of his relationship with Drake or Nicki Minaj, but instead signed to Young Money because of Lil Wayne.
“I don’t like Drake as a person,” he said.
“He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.
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