Lil Baby is ‘offended’ by artists offering him less than $100,000 for a feature

Katie Mather

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Lil Baby has received numerous accolades in his successful, albeit short, career. Both of his albums were featured in the top five of the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album, “My Turn,” debuting at No. 1. His mixtape “Drip Harder” became platinum-selling.

These stats, along with Lil Baby’s cultural relevance right now, makes the rapper feel like a verse-for-verse exchange for features with other artists is disrespectful to him. In fact, in a since-deleted Tweet, anything less than $100,000 will “offend” him.

According to a Rolling Stone article, quarantine has boosted the features market. With no tours or TV and music video opportunities, artists are scrambling to continue making an income. An analytics company found that more than a third of hip-hop tracks had a featured artist at the end of 2019, but now experts anticipate that upcoming notable records will be flooded with features.

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