NBA YoungBoy has teased his inevitable homecoming return to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, despite being currently stuck on house arrest in Utah.
The Top rapper took to Instagram to not only tease a slew of new songs he recently dropped, but to remind his fans it was only a matter of time until his house arrest ended.
“‘Next’ & ‘Demon Party’ out now All Platforms ‘Don’t Try This At Home,” he wrote alongside a carousel of clips documenting his journey since being found not guilty of a federal gun charge last July. “We innocent, just patiently waiting for that call we gone have a parade in my city.”
NBA YoungBoy dropped off “Next” on February 28 and “Demon Party” on March 3, both of which will appear on his forthcoming album Don’t Try This At Home, his second album of 2023 after dropping off I Rest My Case earlier this year, which debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 after moving 29,000 copies in its first week.
NBA YoungBoy has been under strict house arrest at his residence in Utah for over a year now, but in an interview with Billboard, the 24-year-old said it was “the best thing that ever happened to me.”
“I’m very scared right now,” he told the publication. “It’s just natural. I’m not big on people. I never knew why once I walked on the stage, I could get it done and leave — but I am terrified of people. People are cruel. This is a cruel place.
He added: “You’ve got to be thankful for it. It’s very beautiful, you know? There’s so much you can experience inside of it. But it is a very cruel place. And it’s not my home.”
YoungBoy went on to say that while making songs remains his therapy, it can be a distraction.
“The music is therapy, but I can’t stop it when I want,” he stated. “And the lifestyle is just a big distraction from your real purpose. I’m at a point now in my life where I just know hurting people is not the way, and I feel very manipulated, even at this moment. I was set on being the greatest at what I did and what I spoke about. Man, I was flooded with millions of dollars from the time I was 16 all the way to this point, and I woke up one morning like, ‘Damn. They got me. They made me do their dirty work.’ Man, look at the sh-t I put in these people’s ears.”
He continued: “I think about how many lives I actually am responsible for when it comes to my music. How many girls I got feeling like if you don’t go about a situation that your boyfriend’s bringing on you in his way, you’re wrong? How many people have put this sh-t in their ears and actually went and hurt someone? Or how many kids felt like they needed to tote a gun and walked out the house and toted it the wrong way? Now he’s fixing to sit there and do years of his life that he can’t get back.”[via]