NBA YoungBoy’s Alleged $60M Deal Leaves Kodak Black Reassessing His Own Label Contract


Kodak Black wants to renegotiate his label contract with Atlantic Records after catching wind of NBA YoungBoy’s reported $60 million deal.

The Baton Rouge rapper’s Never Broke Again imprint floated the lucrative figure while promoting his upcoming album The Last Slimeto on Instagram ahead of its August 5 release.

“August 5th this Friday pre-order now ‘the new lil top with surprise feat /don’t wanna miss this classic with @atlanticrecords @artistpg,” the post read.

“how we came in the game @mikecaren I appreciate you for that phone call @itsep I am on now 60 million dollar n-gga you lil puppies August 5th ‘The Last slimeto’ pre-order now.”


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Kodak Black caught wind of NBA YoungBoy’s reported eight-figure deal on Sunday (July 31) and now wants to figure out a way he can secure a bag of his own with Atlantic.

“Lil YoungBoy, he bout to fulfill his deal. I’m fulfilling my deal too,” he said on Instagram Live. “I definitely can’t let him be out his deal and moving on and getting to that real bag, and I just be sitting back and just still in my fucking deal. No! I’m done too … I seen jit come out, some $60 million shit, so I need my 60.”

In a follow-up Instagram Live video, the Florida native accused labels of locking young artists into “rookie contracts,” even after they’ve proved themselves as stars.

“I know what’s going on with these labels and how they be taking advantage of young n-ggas and shit,” he continued. “N-ggas be still in they rookie deals… But you on to that big bag… I ain’t still gonna be in my shit. N-ggas showed that they in competition with me.”

Yak later clarified he wasn’t dissing NBA YoungBoy and attempted to illustrate his point by name-dropping rap peers like Lil Durk, Drake and Lil Baby.

“Everything that all these rap n-ggas doing … I fuck with Lil Durk, I fuck with Drake, I fuck with Lil Baby, I fuck with all these n-ggas, [but] I ain’t finna let none of these n-ggas just be shooting past a n-gga, homie. I’m getting out my deal and I’m finna get that big ol’ bag.

“God forbid, even if it be jail, prison, all that shit in a n-gga future, I’m still gon’ have me a big ol’ bag, ya heard me? So I ain’t trippin’ on what none of these n-ggas doing.”


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Kodak Black was arrested in Florida on July 15 on drug trafficking charges after police discovered 31 Oxycodone pills and $74,960 in cash in his vehicle.

While his current contract situation with Atlantic is unknown, Kodak’s “Super Gremlin” single has held steady on the charts for 38 weeks with a peak position of No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.