The Game laughed when he learned that he had paid the high price of YoungBoy Never Broke Again for a feature-length verse.
On Friday, Aug. 19, The Game hopped on Instagram and posted a comment laughing at the news that he had paid NBA YoungBoy a big bag for a guest verse.
“Never paid for a verse in my life, nigga,” the Compton, Calif. rhymer commented. XXL’s Instagram post of the initial news. “200k for a 16 [crying laughing emojis] never & a day of blood!!!”
This came after The Game’s manager, Wack 100, revealed during a Clubhouse chat session this week that The Game’s collaborative track with NBA YoungBoy, titled “OPP”, had been removed from Drillmatic: Heart versus Mind because YB’s fee for a verse would have overshot the album’s budget.
“Sometimes when it comes to a situation, where I had to make an executive decision,” Wack explained. “And in YoungBoy’s defense, YoungBoy charge niggas $300,000 a verse. That’s what he [charges]. It is what it is. I can’t pretend, he made a hell of a deal for us.”
“But this situation would have reduced marketing as a whole,” he continued. “So I had to make an executive decision if I wanted to pay for the tab he sent me, which was a great, respectable tab. It was love. I can’t cope. But , this tab would have cut this, this and this.”
However, YB gave them a discount and charged them $150,000 for a verse, but they refused.
“He was going to do this for the video and everything,” Wack said. “Once you get on video and on YouTube – he’s one of the best streamers on YouTube – you’re going to get your money back in the long run. Plus now your artist is tapping into that fan base that he doesn’t. “Maybe didn’t. Nothing against YoungBoy. YoungBoy didn’t disrespect us, didn’t rape us.”
So The Game denies what Wack 100 said.
Recently, Megan Thee Stallion revealed that she had to pay Future $250,000 for her verse on “Pressurelicious.” But it was worth it. According to Hot Girl’s trainer, Future delivered several verses on the track, which she had to cut so they could fit coherently into the song.
Hear Wack 100 Explain Why He Dropped YoungBoy Never Broke Again From The Game’s New Album Drillmatic Below
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