During his interview with The Fader, Carti named producers including Pi'erre Bourne, Maaly Raw, Richie Souf, Roark (his engineer), and DJ Don Cannon as contributors to the project. Writer Ben Dandridge-Lemco also listed features from Gunna and Trippie Redd. In June, Ian Connor teased a Drake-Carti collaboration on Twitter, posting a screenshot of a note on his phone that contained an audio file from the two rappers. Two months later, Drake hinted at his own possible involvement on Whole Lotta Red, with an Instagram post that reads, “Nobody: Me: Somebody play Whole Lotta Red.”

However, while discussing the album’s imminent release while onstage on July 28, Carti announced that there will be no features. “I ain’t gon’ lie. It feel like we worked too hard for this moment. So, I’ma do this shit with no features.”