In a recent exclusive interview with Complex, NBA YoungBoy opened up about his complex relationship with the music industry, referring to it as a “demonic” space that he willingly became a part of. Currently residing under house arrest in Utah since 2021, the elusive rapper provided insights beyond the initial purpose of the interview, which was intended to showcase his closet for Complex’s Closets series.
Acknowledging the industry’s darker aspects, NBA YoungBoy stated in the recently released video clip (published on Tuesday, November 21), “It’s a demonic industry that I chose to be a part of. So it’s like, I accept it. I run with it. But don’t be a dummy at the same time. You gotta understand, they’re using me as entertainment. And this sh*t becomes self-destruction too, ’cause I ain’t an entertainer. Some sh*t can’t be spoke on. Why? Man, ’cause this sh*t is to be continued.”
This candid discussion sheds light on NBA YoungBoy’s perspective, revealing a nuanced understanding of the challenges and complexities within the music industry. Despite his acceptance of the industry’s darker elements, he urges a cautious approach, emphasizing the fine line between being an active participant and avoiding naivety.
NBA YoungBoy’s unique insights into the entertainment world provide a glimpse into the intricacies he faces as an artist. As he grapples with the dual nature of his role, it’s clear that he sees himself beyond the confines of a traditional entertainer. The interview offers a rare and authentic look into the thoughts of an artist navigating the challenges of an industry that he describes as both captivating and potentially self-destructive.