In the wake of online chatter dubbing him a “failed rapper,” 25-year-old Pontiac, Michigan artist DDG, born Darryl Granberry, Jr., is addressing the criticism head-on, emphasizing that his latest release is simply an expression of his artistry. He asserts, “I’m used to getting hated on, but I will become what I want to become.”
DDG unveiled a new track titled “Famous” this week, a song that garnered both attention and controversy, particularly regarding his relationship with girlfriend, singer, and actor Halle Bailey. The song is part of his latest project, ‘Maybe It’s Me..’. Following its release, one publication referred to DDG as a “failed rapper,” sparking a wave of discussion on social media.
In response, DDG shared a candid vlog on one of his YouTube channels, directly addressing his critics. He reassured his audience, stating, “They’re calling me a failed rapper. They’re going in on me right now. I want y’all to know, ‘Famous’ is just a song. Okay? It’s just music, y’all. Just how movies are just movies, songs are just songs. Y’all gotta relax and worry about your own stuff. It’s all entertainment, yo. It’s the entertainment business. Calm down. Chill out. It is what it is.”
After sharing some lighthearted moments with friends, DDG turned sincere, expressing, “Listen, y’all. stop calling me a ‘failed rapper,’ man. Listen, I don’t want no beef, y’all. I’m in my peace mode right now, bro. Y’all don’t see me tweeting nothing back to y’all. Bro, I come in peace. I’m sorry. Y’all won. I apologize. Please. ‘Failed rapper’ is crazy.”
Seeking reassurance from his friends, DDG engaged in a discussion about what truly constitutes a “failed rapper.” He also touched on his presence in the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ space, extending appreciation to the show and its cast members.
Later in the vlog, DDG encouraged viewers to give his new project a listen, emphasizing that he isn’t fixated on sales figures, as it’s not an album, but rather a creative endeavor.
Concluding his message, DDG, despite acknowledging he’s accustomed to facing criticism, declared, “If you haven’t listened, please go give it a listen. Don’t go off of anything you see online. It’s great music and I am proud of it. And I’mma keep dropping. I’mma never stop. I love doing music. I enjoy it with all of my heart and I do it because it makes me happy. So, I would never let any comment or any tweet or anything make me stop. I will become what I want to become.”
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