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YG has spoken publicly for the first time since being shot during the early hours of June 12 at a recording studio in the Studio City neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

During a newly published interview with Billboard, the Compton, Calif. rapper briefly touched on the events and revealed that he addresses the incident through a new song titled “Twist Your Fingers.”

“I don’t know, and it don’t matter,” YG says when asked about who shot him. “I got lucky because a main artery is right there, right around the groin. The bullet didn’t go that deep, and it didn’t hit any bones.”

During the interview, YG revealed that he was only shot once, contrary to reports at the time which stated he had been shot three times. He also noted that the shooting was not gang-related.

“Nah, I got shot one time,” he says. “It was three bullet holes because it went in, went out and went back in again.

“It was not gang-related at all,” he adds. “It just happened out of the blue. We don’t know who did it, we don’t know why. We don’t know nothing.”

YG also detailed his first thoughts after the shooting had taken place.

“Survival,” he says. “After I got shot, I’m telling everybody, ‘Take me to the hospital, because I can’t die.’ We hop in my homie’s car and bam — we got in a car accident! We hit an island trying to avoid another car. We had to hop out of the totaled car, hop in another car. At the hospital we had to tell people, ‘Take me serious right now — you don’t even understand what’s going on.’ It was wild.”

The My Krazy Life rapper also revealed that he went right back into the studio the day after the incident, contrary to family wishes.

“I’m good. I left the hospital that night, and the next day I went back to the studio. Nobody wanted me to go. My mama tells me, ‘What are you talking about ‘going to the studio?’ But you know, I got shit to do — this shit don’t stop for nobody. I came straight to the studio on my little crutches.”

Elsewhere during the interview, YG discussed his sophomore major label album, Still Krazy. He revealed that the project features a record titled “Twist Your Fingers” that addresses the shooting in more depth.

“Was it hard to write about the situation? No, not at all,” YG says when asked about writing the record. “I mention it and talk about it on the record and let everyone know what and let everyone know whatever they going to know. I’ve been through real shit and I still go through real shit, and I made it in sticky situations and turned the negative into a positive.”

To read the full interview, please visit Billboard.


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