Lil Baby Says Young Thug Paid Him to Pursue His Rap Career

Lil baby is one of the hottest hip hop artists out right now. His debut Album ‘Harder Than Ever’ was released in 2018 under the Quality Control label. Lil Uzi, Migos, and Drake were all featured on the album. Months after his debut album he collaborated with Gunna to release Drip Harder, and then released his mixtape Street Gossip.

However, his success wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Young Thug. The sophomore Atlanta rapper revealed in XXL's Fall 2019 issue that Thug saw something special in him, and pushed him to leave the street life. "He literally paid me to leave the neighborhood. [ He said], 'Bruh you can rap, you got it. You could be next. You gotta leave the 'hood... I'ma pay you to come to the studio.'" He then continued to reference a time when he posted a clip on Instagram of one of the songs he recorded, and Gucci Mane commented, "I'ma sign him." "And Thug was like, 'He already signed to me.' And then from then on, I just start like every day, I ain't stop. I'm here now." Both rappers have had continued success and they even collaborated on “Bad Bad Bad, ” which is a hit track on Thug’s new album, “So Much Fun.”

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