According to Cash Gotti, BIA’s background involves the “Whole Lotta Money” singer and her partner owing an unpaid rent.
The Massachusetts native detailed his version of events during a recent visit on the ‘Choose What The Future Brings program,’ Gotti claimed that in addition to reportedly failing to pay their rent and being evicted, BIA also distributed false information against him.
“Her and her man was staying at my man’s crib in Hollywood,” Gotti began. “Penthouse – cost 6500 a month, you feel me? I guess homie was already living there for like six months or whatever. He was doing his thing, paying his money or whatever. Nobody knew she was living with this n-gga. This n-gga stopped paying rent for like two and a half months.
“My mans call me like, ‘This n-gga in my crib not tryna leave, not tryna pay the rent. And he talking on gangsta timing.’ Who gets tough shwith their landlord?” he continued.”Like, ‘I ain’t going nowhere, you gon’ have to drag me out’ – that type of shit. Shorty and her man got evicted; had to get out of there.”
“They were supposed to vacate the premises. Next day, I’m getting a whole bunch of calls. ‘Why is n-ggas saying you robbed this girl?’ Long story short, she running around with my name in her mouth talking like oh, I did all types of different things when you wasn’t paying your rent.”
J.Cole is one rapper that feels very differently about BIA. He collaborated with the Epic Records artist on “London” earlier this year after being “blown away” by the song the first time he heard it.
“I damn near didn’t even wanna put this clip up cuz I need everybody to hear this shit PURE. How I heard it!” he said on Instagram. “I Asked BIA to come through the studio for some whole other shit. First time meeting her. We chop it up. She plays me this new song she had just did. Mannnnnnn. in that moment I was blown away.”
He continued: “I thought about this song for a month straight, it was my favorite song and I only heard it one time. She hit me recently and sent me the song (she musta knew I wanted to hear it again!!!) and I was just grateful to have it in my possession.”
Despite being “genuinely nervous” to add a verse to an already-great song, Cole was pleased that he ultimately “ended up catching the right wave.”
Tim, Jon Glass, and AzizTheShake produced the song. J. Cole regularly adopts a British accent and uses a variety of UK references and slang during his guest verse to stay loyal to the song’s focus on London. At the Wireless Festival last summer in London, he and BIA also performed the song together.
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