The Game doesn’t seem too upset about the loss of his joint track with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, “O.P.P.”
The record, co-produced by DJ Paul and Jason Goldberg, originally appeared on Game’s newly released album Drillmatic: Heart vs. Mind. However, the song was quickly removed from streaming services due to reasons that were unclear until Wack 100 weighed in.
During a recent Clubhouse chat, Wack claimed “O.P.P.” was taken off because YoungBoy’s feature price was simply out of budget. Wack, who also serves as The Game’s manager, said YoungBoy typically charges $300,000 for a verse, but offered to assist Game for $150,000. Despite the half-off discount, the fee was still way too high.
“The Game does all the rapping, I do all the business. … In YoungBoy’s defense, YoungBoy charge n***as $300,000 a verse,” Wack said. “It’s what he charge. It’s what it is. I can’t front, he gave us a hell of a deal, but that situation would have cut into marketing overall. So, I had to make an executive decision whether I wanted to pay the tab he sent me, which was a respectable, great tab. It was love, I can’t front. But that tab would have cut into that, that, and that.”
Wack’s comments quickly made headlines and eventually caught The Game’s attention. On Friday, the Compton rapper took to Instagram to respond to YoungBoy’s alleged fee request.
“I ain’t never paid for a verse in my life n***a,” he commented on an XXL post. “200k for a 16 🤣🤣 never & a day blood!!!”
Drillmatic’s original 31-song tracklist has since dropped to 29. In addition to “O.P.P.,” The Game also removed “World Tours” featuring the late Nipsey Hussle. Wack claimed the song was taken off at the request of Nipsey’s brother Blacc Sam, whom he referred to as “selfish.”