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Lil Baby Denies Being Aware that Kanye West Wanted to Work with Him

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Lil Baby has responded to Kanye West’s claim that he turned down a collaboration with him. In his most recent Twitter rant, Kanye revealed that Lil Baby is his favorite rapper, but alleged that “The Bigger Picture” MC refused to work with him. “Lil baby, my favorite rapper but won’t do a song wit me,” Ye said during Tuesday’s tweetstorm.

However, the claim was viewed as news by Baby, who said he never knew that Kanye wanted to work with him. “Nobody told me ye was trying to get me on a song,” he said on Wednesday, adding, “that’s fucced up.”

Lil Baby, who can be seen on the August cover of Rolling Stone, discussed the Black Lives Matter protests and his own experience with racial injustice in a recent interview.

“I’ve been a victim of police brutality,” the 25-year-old Quality Control signee told the magazine. “I’ve been in prison where white officers control you. I’ve been in a court system where white judges give you a different time than they would give someone white. There have been times I had a physical altercation with an officer, and he then grabbed me and took me to a room where there’s no camera. We have a physical altercation and left me in a room for about an hour. I’m in there yelling and screaming. I’m so accustomed to it, we don’t even make it no big deal.”

Baby has continued to thrive above adversity and dominate the charts. His last album My Turn remains No. 4 on the Billboard 200, while his protest anthem “The Bigger Picture” peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100.