Earlier this month, it was reported that YG had been shot three times in the hip while he was recording in Studio City, Los Angeles. According to the stories, the Compton rapper was rushed to the hospital and, once there, refused to cooperate wit the police investigation. (Not bad publicity.) Now, the My Krazy Life star has broken his silence, speaking to Billboard about the incident. “After I got shot, I’m telling everybody, ‘Take me to the hospital, because I can’t die,’” he recalls. The trip to the hospital wasn’t without its own set of complications: “We hop in my homie’s car and bam–we got in a car accident,” YG says. “We hit an island trying to avoid another car. We had to hop out of the totaled car, hop in another car.”
He says that being in the hospital taught him which of his friends acquaintances actually value his safety. “ Lil’ Boosie Facetimed me,” YG says. “I was in the hospital, in a wheelchair, and I lost all my contacts but I see the 504, so I knew it wasn’t anybody in L.A., so I ask who it is and he says, ‘It’s Boosie. What’s up man, you straight?’” The call was much appreciated: “He was real concerned, he was like, ‘My n—a, you good?’ and I’m like “Yeah,” and he was like “All right, my n—a.” I know who cares about me and who’s faking. I don’t have to get shot to figure that out.” YG’s most recent creative project was Blame It On the Streets, a short film that had an accompanying Ep.