The From A Bird’s Eye View rapper revealed that although he was heavily criticized when he dropped the YBN tag from his name around August 2020, it didn’t bother him much. “It wasn’t a popular thing at the time. I was gettin’ killed online. And I got tough skin. Like, this just what come with the game. I don’t be tripping off anything,” Cordae explained, adding that since no one in the group legally owned the trademark of YBN, he “can’t be talkin’ to kids about ownership and all of this when we pushin’ this brand that we don’t even own.”
He continued, “Obviously, it goes without saying, it ain’t nothin’ against Nahmir and [Almighty] Jay. Before I came to the conclusion that I was gon’ drop the three letters, I called Nahmir and I asked for his blessing. That was what was most important to me, I don’t care what anybody else thinks.”
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