This month has been a strange one for the duo that was once Rich Gang. Both Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan have had dozens upon dozens of their songs leaked unceremoniously onto the Internet. One of those tracks, Quan’s “I Made It,” sports lyrics that many have decried as promoting rape:
“Don’t want your hoe, just want that cookie from her/She tried to resist so I took it from her/How you gonna tell me no/You must not know who I am/Even if I’m on the road I see what’s goin’ on cause you know I got cameras/I don’t know no questions but I know the answers/I throw these black fists just like a panther.”
In a new interview with The Breakfast Club, the Atlanta rapper explains that the song, which was never meant to see the light of day, was released two years ago. ”It wasn’t even supposed to leave the studio,” he explains, before adding, “I was young.”
Quan also spoke about his decision to take time away from Rich Gang, and clarified that he never signed any papers with Birdman. In fact, he went on to assert that he’s a completely independent artist, and that the rumors he’s signed to Def Jam are unfounded. (Quan does allow that he’s “been to the building” to talk with the famous label’s brass.) But the conversation circled back around to Quan’s position as a role model, something of which he says he’s cognizant.
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