Blac Youngsta, who recently faced criticism for performing his 2016 Young Dolph diss track “Shake Sum” during a performance in Texas, is now being met with more criticism over speculation about the recently released video for his song “Im Assuming.”
The video is set in an unnamed cemetery and features multiple instances of Youngsta performing the new song next to a memorial emblazoned with the last name Thornton. Due to the Church on Sunday artist and Collective Music Group signee’s documented history of issues with Dolph, whose birth name was Adolph Thornton Jr., questions have arisen about the inclusion of these sequences.
Notably, Youngsta himself included a clip of the “Im Assuming” video in his Instagram-shared statement addressing the controversy over his decision to perform “Shake Sum” last Friday in Dallas:
Amid the ensuing comments on that post, originally shared on Monday, were a number of Dolph fans sharing tribute messages to the late King of Memphis artist. And on Twitter and elsewhere, some listeners have shared speculation that the Thornton grave marker being seen in Youngsta’s new video was an intentional move.
Similar speculation and general criticism of the video is also prevalent on recent posts from Akademiks (and others) highlighting the controversy:
Wack 100, meanwhile, has also shared his take on the latest from Youngsta. As heard around the 48-second mark in the video below, Wack—who doesn’t seem to be very familiar with the “Im Assuming” video—said there’s “pain” involved.
“When a motherfucker’s your enemy, he your enemy, bro. … The pain’s still there that made you hate him in the first place,” he said.
Young Dolph, 36, was fatally shot at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis in November of this year.
“As a family, we were blessed to call him our son, our nephew, our brother, our cousin, our partner and our Father,” Dolph’s family said in a statement shared a week after the fatal shooting. “And now, we have the honor of calling him our angel. A role he has always played.”