“Good Girl” f/ Pooh Bear

Produced by: The Audibles

Co-produced by: Pooh Bear

Yelawolf: “I fucking did not want to do this record. I was totally against the song. All artists have one or two of these records in their career that they’ll record and be like, ‘I don’t know about this shit.’ Then their whole team will be like, ‘Dog, I’m telling you.’ So I was like, ‘I’m totally against this shit. You better not play this shit for Marshall because if he likes it, I’m fucked.’

“So I’m in the middle of a session in Detroit, and Marshall’s like, ‘Yo, that ‘Good Girl’ record? Fucking crazy.’ I turned around really slow and I looked at KP like, ‘You motherfucker. Fucking dickhead.’ [Laughs.]

 

I fucking did not want to do this record. I was totally against the song. All artists have one or two of these records in their career that they’ll record and be like, ‘I don’t know about this shit.’ Then their whole team will be like, ‘Dog, I’m telling you.’ - Yelawolf

 

“I’m like, ‘Really, man?’ and Marshall’s like, ‘I’m telling you, it’s crazy. You can do this. You can do this song.’ I’ve never done something so simple directed towards girls and I’m a little afraid of that shit, especially on a debut album. But he turned around like, ‘Yo man, you can do this shit.’

“When I went back to Detroit, I was like, ‘Hey man, I need a skit or some shit. Tell everybody in the world that you made me do this shit. [Laughs.] We need to open this shit up. I need this shit to be cooler somehow.’ We laughed so fucking hard making that skit.

“Then the record grew on me. I became more comfortable with the record once I heard the entire album as a whole. It’s just one of those songs on the album that I actually trusted my team with. That’s the honest-to-God truth.

“It’s not one of my personal favorites, but it’s definitely a record that everyone else was enjoying. I don’t make music just for me. I make music for the world. If there was a jam on there that more people are feeling than I am, then I think it’s worth the opportunity for people to hear.

“[Laughs.] [Em calls me] White Dawg, Cracker Nuts, Yelasheep, Beige Sheep. He’ll just rattle off whatever comes to his fucking head. It kind of just lets people know that we don’t really give a fuck. There’s always the white-boy stigma, especially with him signing me and the comparisons and shit. I guess that’s just kind of a way for us to crush the way that we feel about that shit. I do that with all my white homies, fuck with people’s whiteness.

 

[Em calls me] White Dawg, Cracker Nuts, Yelasheep, Beige Sheep. He’ll just rattle off whatever comes to his fucking head. It kind of just lets people know that we don’t really give a fuck. I do that with all my white homies, fuck with people’s whiteness. - Yelawolf

 

“[As a] white rapper, on stage, I’ve faced crowds of thousands of booing Wiz Khalifa fans. Some crowds don’t fuck with me because I’m a fucking crazy motherfucker. That’s hard to accept at some points. But I’m a fucking white rapper from Alabama with a fucking mullet-hawk, talking crazy country shit, admittedly saying that my uncles are rednecks. There’s certain things that are going to come with that and I accept it. I know that I’m an artist that you love or hate.

“I was in Europe opening up for Wu-Tang in Birmingham and there was a fucking crew of hecklers. So when I did ‘Pop The Trunk,’ I jumped in the crowd. I delivered the whole record right in the pit of all of them. When I was done, I handed them the mic, and I said, ‘Here, you take the mic motherfucker. You can have it. Now I’m finished.’

“I walked up on stage, and this motherfucker says, ‘Fuck you, you fucking redneck motherfucker.’ I turned around and I smiled at him like, ‘Yeah? That’s what you got from my performance? Thank you. I win.’ If you’re fucking with me, we’re going to have a good time. And if y’all are fucking with me, I’m just going to have a good time. [Laughs.]

“That energy adds on to being a white boy. I just have an energy that’s aggressive and demanding when I’m on the mic. You either accept it or not but I’m respectful of this culture, respectful of black culture and of the elders in this game. As far as me and Marshall, we just kind of fuck with people in that sense.”