The ongoing feud between Yung Bleu and Boosie Badazz, once collaborators in the music industry, has escalated dramatically as they engage in a heated public dispute. This dispute primarily revolves around a financial disagreement that has been festering for over a year.
Allegations of unpaid debts, a forged signature, and contractual disputes have come to the forefront, sparking a bitter exchange of words on social media platforms such as Instagram.
The core of this feud revolves around financial matters. Boosie Badazz claims that Yung Bleu and his current label, EMPIRE, owe him a substantial sum of money. Boosie also accuses Bleu of forging his signature to facilitate Bleu’s departure from Bad Azz Music Syndicate, enabling him to join EMPIRE, an independent record label and distribution company founded by Ghazi Shami in 2010.
On September 3rd, Yung Bleu posted a photo on his Instagram Stories showcasing a substantial sum of $1 million in cash he had earned from his Love Scars Tour. This post triggered a sharp response from Boosie, who expressed frustration over the unpaid debts, stating, “N THIS N***A STILL DONT WANNA PAY ME‼️” Boosie vented while resharing the photo on his own Instagram page. “AT THIS POINT HE PLAYING ME LIKE IM JUST A B***H A** N***A,” and accusing Bleu of disrespecting their agreement.
In a lengthy response, Yung Bleu argued that Boosie had not upheld their contract and had made minimal investments in his career. He claimed to have offered Boosie $2 million, the rights to his mixtape catalog, and a 50% share of his new material, but Boosie declined the offer and publicly criticized him.
Bleu further asserted that he was not the only artist who faced challenges under Bad Azz Music Syndicate and that some of the label’s current signees had privately expressed their grievances to him. He emphasized the importance of proper investment and marketing in an artist’s career.
“He not a yo gotti!” he wrote in part. “N-gga want 10 million for not investing 1 dollar. Yo brother put up money! I gave u my whole first deal funds. 100k off the love and the rights to all my mixtape shit. And 50% split. And offered u 2 million.
“U went on vlad and said fuck my 2 million! Now u going back on the deal we made when I [blew] up. Saying we did it behind your back! We coulda walked away from your deal without giving u any of that n-gga. Cuz u ain’t do shit in the contract I was paying for everything.”
“Roc Nation told me I was stupid for letting u have all that when I coulda walked away from the contract it was VOID! And his old artist and the ones on side of em they write me every day complaining but scared to speak up.
“Spend the money! Do some marketing! Don’t let somebody else come and invest blow em up and expect a return on the work you ain’t put in. And if that do happen be grateful if they offer yo stingy azz anything! … If it’s fuck me it’s fuck you too!”
Boosie responded vehemently, accusing Yung Bleu of lying and being ungrateful for the support and financial assistance he had provided throughout Bleu’s career. Boosie claimed to have given Bleu tens of thousands of dollars, Cuban link chains, and mink coats to ensure his image on tour.
Boosie also alleged that Yung Bleu had forged his signature for a deal, and when he confronted Bleu about it after being shot, Bleu offered him $100k on Instagram as a gesture of goodwill.
Boosie further shared an alleged text conversation from July, where Yung Bleu suggested removing OVO, Drake’s label, from their legal dispute, which Boosie interpreted as an attempt to prioritize other partnerships over resolving their financial dispute.
N-gga u big cap … u have a lying disease. You so stupid everything u got I gave to u whether through Boosie’s brother TQ or whether u was asking me for it. Yo promotion came from by bank account clown!” he wrote in an iPhone Note shared on Instagram.
“Them cubans you wore on your first couple tours was mines that u kept for a year. That wasn’t his jewelry lol! Didn’t want you to look like a clown with no jewelry u ungrateful them mink coats were my mink coats in your videos lol.”
Yung Bleu challenged Boosie to provide evidence to support his claims and insisted that he had received minimal financial support from Boosie throughout their partnership. He emphasized his willingness to work towards a peaceful resolution and accused Boosie of reneging on their agreements.
Yung Bleu also mentioned the longstanding feud between Boosie and his brother TQ, suggesting that their business dynamics had been tumultuous even before his involvement. He implied that he found himself caught in the crossfire of their ongoing family conflict.