When my son’s teacher hits me and says, “He has baking soda. What does that mean?” I’m like, “Oh, my gosh. It’s hard for me to run away from [it].” But I ain’t really catch no criticism yet. It’s what the song is about. I’m prepared for it.
Why do you think it caught on so quickly?
A lot of artists talk about this stuff, whether it’s about cocaine or weed or meth. But nobody actually makes you [see] that. If I’m going to talk about it, I might as well show you. It’s the life of me chilling in the projects, chopping it up, right there in front of your face. I really don’t care to be criticized. I stay in my lane and do me.
This article first appeared in the Dec. 20 issue of Billboard.