On Sunday (Nov. 19), Boosie Badazz issued a stern warning to other artists sampling his music without permission. The Baton Rouge artist also signaled potentially taking legal action.
During an Instagram Live, Boosie specifically called out Rod Wave for using his 2010 track “Long Journey” in Nostalgia. The rapper expressed frustration about not being asked for collaboration or compensation. He shared, “A lot of artists are sampling my s**t. I can’t even get a feature. People just don’t think I’m, you know, business-minded.”
“Can’t let you take my s**t, and I’m not getting nothing. I just want my split, you know, my cut. I ain’t mad. I love when they do that s**t,” he continued. “They wouldn’t do that to a white artist. They wouldn’t do that to another artist, just Boosie.”
The rapper continued his rant on Twitter later that night. Boosie’s post read, “How is it foul? It’s [business and] you know that. You ain’t go do that to no other major label without compensating them with [their] splits. Why do it to a n**ga you looked up to?”
Subsequently, Rod Wave responded via his Instagram Story. He let it be known that there wasn’t any bad blood while inviting Boosie to give him an asking price.
The “Cuban Links” artist shared, “Man, this s**t got to stop, man. Man, you ain’t got to sue no n**ga like me. I’ma pull up, f**k you talking about suing me? I’ll pull up on you, bro. Tell me a number. Tell me a real number, though. Not [nothing] crazy. A n**ga gon’ pull up and make sure you straight.”
HOW IS IT FOUL?ITS BUIZNESS N YOU KNOW THAT .YOU AINT GO DO THAT TO NO OTHER MAJOR LABEL WITHOUT COMPENSATING THEM WITH THEY SPLITS‼️WHY DO IT TO A NIGGA YOU LOOKED UP TOO. U EXPECT ME TO LET U TAKE MY KIDS PUBLISHING GTFOH STOP PLAYING VICTIM MY NIGGA IS U GO SAMPLE NO LIMIT…
— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) November 20, 2023
It’s also worth mentioning that this isn’t Boosie’s first time threatening legal action. He alleged that Yung Bleu owes him millions after the singer left Bad Azz Music Syndicate for EMPIRE in 2020.