In a lengthy Instagram post on Monday, DaBaby—fresh off a nearly hour-long Breakfast Club interview—addressed a Lil Durk affiliate’s remark in reference to the Charlotte rapper’s recent collaboration with YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
The IG post in question sees DaBaby sharing a screenshot of a recent tweet from Memo600, with the Blame It on Baby artist arguing he has “played it cool” for a variety of reasons. DaBaby also shared his thoughts on the idea of taking sides, ultimately stating that he can’t be influenced when it comes to selecting business partners.
“Y’all on da internet playing tryna run ya stripes up while y’all BIG DAWG in my DM waving the white flag,” DaBaby said in the caption, as seen in full below. “Y’all n***as must not be on da same page over there at OTF but check dis out, it ain’t a gang, city, N***A, or neighborhood in da WORLD scary enough to make BABY pick & choose who to get money wit n***a. I ain’t one uh nem !”
Later, DaBaby mentioned the late King Von, saying he “stood on business.”
What It Means to Be King, a new posthumously released King Von album, arrived last week. As of Monday, Hits Daily Double is projecting the Durk-featuring record will become the deceased artist’s highest-charting release, with current expectations placing its first week in the 60,000-65,000 album equivalent units range. That same week, DaBaby and YoungBoy’s Better Than You was released, with HDD projecting the collab will open with 25,000-30,000 units.
In February, YoungBoy released the diss track “I Hate YoungBoy,” which itself was a response to Durk’s “AHHH HA.” For more on where things stand between Durk and NBA YoungBoy, as well as the problems surrounding how such issues are often handled in the press, read this.
Following DaBaby’s initial IG post, he shared another one saying he and YoungBoy made the project in “2 days & got $2.5 million for.”