Lil Yachty Blames A&R for Confusing Cello Lyric in 'Peek A Boo,' Later Admits He Thought it was a Woodwind Instrument

Lil Yachty during an interview with Hot 97
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Lil Yachty during an interview with Hot 97.

Over the past week, Lil Yachty's debut album Teenage Emotions has garnered a lot of attention. After blaming his A&R for allowing him to keep his cello line in "Peek A Boo," the 19-year-old admitted to lying about the lyric during an interview with Hot 97. "No, I actually thought it was a woodwind instrument," Yachty told the morning crew. 

The debacle stemmed from Twitter calling out the Yachty lyric -- "My new b---h yellow/ she blow that d--k like a cello" -- as the cello is a stringed instrument that can't be, well, blown. 

Yachty also addressed the slip-up during an interview with Genius last week. "OK, let's stop for a second. Before you come at me, I'ma let you know. I'ma blame my A&R. Because he listened to that song many times and he allowed me to say that. I guess for a second I thought a cello was a woodwind instrument and it is not. And nobody ever said shit. ... Nobody ever pulled up a pic and said, "Hey man. I don't know if you know what this is, but it ain't that." ... I f--ked up. I thought Squidward played the cello. He don't. That's a flute. I f--ked up." (For the record: Squidward plays the clarinet.) 

Despite Cellogate making headlines, Yachty continues to flourish. He just landed the cover of Paper magazine for their summer issue where he speaks on his creative process, his favorite foods, and why he remains unaffected by the criticism. 

Lil Boat's braids also continue to pop up across the Internet as VIBE Magazine spotted a photo of the crimson coif placed on top of the popular "Fearless Girl" statue in New York. 

Talk a look at Yachty's wild week below. 

 

Hip-Hop took it this far (--: @pamelacouncil)

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