Doing interview with celebrities and musicians is one way to gain insight into the world they live in as they are usually willing to talk about their passion and sometimes, a little bit about their personal lives. But when things get too personal, the interview may end up a complete disaster. Case in point, Robert Downey Jr.
West Coast rapper YG felt the same when he was obliged to have conversations with journalists, despite having repeatedly voiced out his dislike towards interviews.
I hate doing interviews. Just knocked all these out doe pic.twitter.com/xAHK3c49WB
— 4HUNNID (@YG) July 3, 2014
The Compton-native first signed on to Def Jam Recordings in 2009 and announced that his debut album will be titled “I’m 4rm Bompton”. The album was then briefly retitled “Freshman on Campus” before YG changed it back to the original. In June 2013, he officially signed on to Young Jeezy’s CTE World and retitled the album to “The Krazy Life”. He told Complex that the album and the title summarises a day in the life of YG.
Originally made for YG’s mixtape “Just Re’d Up 2”, the song “I’m 4rm Bompton” was also included into “The Krazy Life”. However, there is a remarkable lyric in the song as well:
I’m buying choppers like tennis shoes / And I hate doing interviews / Cause criminals don’t like talking
During the press conference for MTV Music Evolution 2015, when he was asked to explain his hatred towards interviews, he said,“I had to do interviews with people that I felt like I didn’t wanna do interviews with.”
Like now, you got to do a lot of interviews and they will be all over the Internet to become a popular artiste who’s obsessed with the idea. I used to go to New York and do calling-over-phone interviews and I just felt like some of the people really didn’t want to interview me. They were just doing their jobs. So that’s why I said that now on record.
When asked whether he gets frustrated about things that get blown out of proportion, he said:
I don’t think none like that ever happened to me. Not really. They’re probably like some small problems, but none of them really blew out of proportion.
YG’s debut album was released on 18th March 2015. He is one of the international artistes who performed in the recently concluded MTV Music Evolution 2015 at Quirino Grandstand, Manila.