Addressing the “Hot” hitmaker’s recently pushed-back trial, Williams Sr. expressed frustration with Baby’s “350” lyrics, which appeared to be a nod to Gunna’s involvement in the YSL RICO case and his plea deal. “He need to shut the f**k up ’cause he don’t know what’s going on,” said Thug’s father. “He going off of what he heard. Ask Lil Baby have he ever come to a court date. See, that’s what I want y’all to ask these Godd**mn rappers and bloggers with this whole ‘snitch’ s**t.”
Williams Sr. further challenged those discussing the trial and speculations of snitching to attend legal proceedings and support Thug, pointing out the lack of presence from fellow artists. “When have y’all went to a court date to support Slime?” he probed. “Go on their social media pages and say, ‘Why in the f**k haven’t you been to the courthouse to support your dude?’ And I guarantee you won’t get an answer.”
The alleged tension between Baby and Gunna escalated following the latter’s Alford plea and subsequent release, which led to criticism from several artists. In May, Lil Durk spoke to DJ Akademiks about the situation. He explained, “That man told. You should’ve went in there and kept your mouth closed… If you a rat, you a rat… If you’re a rat, I f**king hate you ‘cause I love Thug.”
Boosie Badazz shared similar views on Twitter, “He had one charge. He wasn’t going to get no hard time.” Blueface and Freddie Gibbs are among other rappers who took shots at the “fukumean” musician.
In September, Williams Sr. showed support to the Georgia native during a separate interview with Infamous Sylvia. He stated, “I love Gunna. Gunna hasn’t done anything whatsoever that can hurt us on this case. Period.”
HE HAD ONE CHARGE HE WASNT GOING TO GET NO HARD TIME ‼️THESE LAWYERS DONT GIVE A DAM ABOUT YOUR LEGACY.THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DOING TO YOUR NAME BUT THET GETTING YOU OUT OF JAIL SO THEY NAME BLOWS UP THEN U GOTTA PAY THEM MORE WHEN U FREE N THEY MADE U COOPERATE‼️Itsacoldgame
— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) December 15, 2022