Hip hop fans know that 2 Chainz has been riding with the G.O.O.D. Music crew for a while now. The ATL rapper's most recent appearance with Kanye and company was on the latest cover of Complex magazine, the unveiling of which coincided with the release of his own 'Ye-featuring single "Birthday Song" from his highly anticipated solo debut Based on a T.R.U. Story. But, contrary to popular belief, the artist formerly known as Tity Boi isn't actually signed to G.O.O.D. Music...at least on paper. In the Complex story, he reveals the full nature of his relationship with the house that Yeezy built.
"I’m not officially signed, paperwork-wise, to G.O.O.D. Music. But I have a great rapport with ’Ye," 2 Chainz explains. "He called me before Watch the Throne came out. I’m an only child. I’ve got trust issues. So I don’t have a best friend, a brother, sister — nothing."
2 Chainz said he connected on a personal level with West, and that the two were able to reach an understanding outside the bounds of an iron clad contract.
"I’ve talked to ’Ye 1,000 times about trying to make this situation work for the both of us, so it won’t feel like anyone is getting used or anything," he said. "I’m in a position in life where I like talking about things like that. I came from a situation with DTP, being under Luda, where I got a phobia. Sometimes when an artist signs another artist, they’re so worried about themselves. And with ’Ye, he helps everybody."
Look for 2 Chainz to continue to make appearances with the 'Ye camp, such as on the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer — officially signed or not.
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