Posted on February 13, 2021 at 9:53 p.m.
Lil Yachty comes a long way. If now, the interpreter of the series of projects Lil Boat is one of the essential rappers across the Atlantic, he took the time to remember more difficult times.
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5 years later
February 11 marked the 5th anniversary of the Yeezy Season 3 show, orchestrated by Kanye West. The thing may have gone relatively unnoticed, but Lil Yachty was among those who participated in the event, in conditions which are moreover relatively far-fetched. The artist evoked this piece of life on social networks: «5 years ago, I was in the Yeezy show. I was still living with my mother, and a friend gave me a pass so I could go to New York, I must have had like 70 dollars as savings. But it gave me strength, and I feel my life has changed since that day. My mom and my pals congratulated me over text. Thanks Ian [Connor].» In 2016, he had already returned to this episode: «Originally, I was supposed to stand at the bottom. Then, just before the show, I saw the director: «Excuse me, ma’am, don’t you think I should be up front? Don’t you think I have beautiful hair and the color matches the clothes?» They made the change and like that, they put me in front. It opened doors for me. A lot of fashion doors opened after that.»
Today 5 years ago I stood in the yeezy show… I was still living with my mom and flew on a buddy pass to New York with probably $70 bucks to my name.. but I was mad excited and I feel like my life changed from this day on. My mom and friends cheered me on via text. Thanks Ian.<3 pic.twitter.com/B3CnTK9kDF
— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) February 11, 2021
A buzz after the parade
As a reminder, Yachty will have aroused a first noticed buzz in December 2015, when the version SoundCloud of its title One Night will have been exploited in a skit on the Internet. It took his stint at the Yeezy Season 3 show for things to take on completely different proportions for the artist, now well established, to the point to have sold 30,000 units of its latest project, Lil Boat 3, in week 1. Signed to Quality Control Music, Capitol Records and Motown Records, the rapper is on his way, and seems unstoppable.
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