It looks like NBA Youngboy is not jumping to any opportunities unless he’s in the right frame of mind to do so, respectfully. Earlier this week, it was reported that the Baton Rouge rapper had left J. Cole hanging for eight hours in the studio during a planned session.

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According to DJ Akademiks, it had nothing to do with J. Cole. Instead, it had everything to do with YB’s energy during that time. He felt that it was not where it needed to be. Therefore, he could not give full effort during their planned session. Unfortunately, it may have cost him a chance to share a track with the Dreamville founder, but if it is meant to be the opportunity will come by again.

Apparently, J. Cole isn’t the only rapper that Youngboy Never Broke Again has turned away from. During a live stream, Akademiks says that YB told him he refused to collaborate with Apple Music’s 2020 Artist of The Year, Lil Baby. “The Bigger Picture” rapper was ready to exchange bars on a track, but YB had other plans. Apparently, Akademiks gave YB an entire list of potential collaborations.


“Youngboy told me when Lil Baby hit him up for a feature. I remember he told me, ‘Ak, I’m not doing music right now,'” said the media personality. “And I remember saying, ‘Youngboy, if you don’t f**king do a song with Lil Baby, n***a…’ ‘Cause I gave him a whole list, I remember I sat in the car with him, I told him a whole list of n***as who he should do songs with. And I remember him telling me, ‘You know I can’t do a song with him’.”

It looks like NBA YoungBoy fans may have to wait for new music. In 2020 he released five projects including Top, which topped the Billboard 200 charts.