Her Album With Gucci Mane, BayTL
V-Nasty: “Gucci Mane reached out to my manager and said he wanted to work with me and you know I wasn’t going to pass that up—that’s my favorite rapper. So it was like, ‘Yes!’ [Laughs.] That was like my dream come true.
“Me and my friends used to be running around Oakland like, ‘Brick squad. 1017. Ayyy!’ Now it’s like, ‘BRICK SQUAD! Ay!’ [Laughs.] I don’t give a fuck. I’m just playing, but yeah, that was a big thing for me.
Gucci Mane said I’m more hood than these motherfuckers rapping right now, so I can say whatever the fuck I want.
“He went to jail the day after I finished it, so [he reached out] three months ago maybe. [We got in the studio in] September [and worked for] two weeks. Then as soon as I left, he went to jail the next day. I was like, ‘O-M-G.’
“Working with Gucci was amazing. He’s a cool person. He has a really great personality. He’s funny as hell. He was up in there shooting dice. He reminds me of some of my friends back home. So it just made me feel at home in Atlanta. You should hear his laugh though. He was cracking hella jokes and shit and laughing at his own jokes. [Laughs.]
“We just kicked off. As soon as we got there, we acted like we knew each other already. He was like, ‘What’s up, V Nasty?’ I was like, ‘What’s up with it?’ [Laughs.] Gucci said get ‘em! Gucci said I’m more hood than these motherfuckers rapping right now, so I can say whatever the fuck I want. That’s what he said.
“The album is something that people didn’t imagine. You get to hear me actually rapping, instead of playing around. They’re about to hear the real side of me. Instead of being hella judgemental, they’re going to see where I’m coming from basically.”