Boosie Badazz is adamant about getting Rod Wave and other artists who have interpolated his work to pay up.
The two have been at odds since Wave used the hook from Boosie’s “Long Journey” on his own song of the same name a few months back.
After the Baton Rouge MC caught wind of his work being repurposed without any compensation, he threatened legal action but was temporarily pacified by the singer promising to settle things in person.
On Wednesday (November 29), the Boosie shared updates about the ongoing ordeal during a livestream on Instagram.
“That n-gga Rod Wave ain’t pull up on me,” he said. “No, I don’t own the song fully; I own a percentage of it. I still have publishing in it and writer’s credits, so I guess when he found out that, he don’t want to give me nothing.
“We going to court. Nobody contacted me, nobody gave me my publishing, nobody gave me my writer’s credit, so how you cleared it when you ain’t cleared it with me?”
He added: “Now the CEO, they calling me — ‘Boosie, we going to put you in the publishing, we going to put you in the writer’s credit.’ Too late. It’s too late now.”
Check out he clip below:
Boosie has revealed that he’s kept receipts of all the artists who’ve used his music in one way or another as part of their records. And he’s looking to cash in on it soon.
Last week, a fan asked him about Rod Wave’s “Long Journey” on Instagram Live, which he claimed to have already been aware of.
“Rod Wave ain’t the only one,” Boosie responded. “Y’all better do y’all research. I done got paperwork on the way. Lot of people, it ain’t just Rod Wave.”
The rapper also clarified that he “ain’t mad” about the lyrical borrowings, but he does want his cut, saying: “I love when they do that shit. They be giving my flowers. I be liking that shit when I hear it. It’s just, you gotta compensate me too. It’s a business.”
Soon after the video began making the rounds online, Wave issued a response.
Taking to his Instagram Stories, he wrote: “On my momma, Boosie big bra I fw ya tell me a real number Yeen even gotta do all dat tell me a number ima pull and bring it to you!!”
In a separate video posted to Twitter that has since been deleted, he added: “Man, you ain’t gotta sue no n-gga like me, man. I’ma pull up and make sure you straight.”