YBN Nahmir quickly gained traction with his viral hit “Rubbin Off the Paint” but despite the song’s success, the budding rapper has been dealing with some legal drama behind the scenes. On Wednesday (Nov. 15), Nahmir posted a message to his social media warning aspiring rappers about the music industry after he learned that a former manager sold the beat to his breakout song without his knowledge.
Nahmir began his message with the warning, “***ALL YOUNG ARTISTS BEWARE***” and claimed that as soon as “Rubbin Off The Paint” blew up, his former manager took advantage and sold the beat someone at a “big record company.”
“Then the company tried to force me to do a deal w them claiming they own my song,” he continued. The news comes on the heels of “Rubbin Off The Paint,” which has already amassed over 48 million views on YouTube — recently entering the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 79. Vince Staples also gave the rising rapper a co-sign by dropping his own remix of the song.
Read YBN Nahmir’s full post below.
***ALL YOUNG ARTISTS BEWARE*** Early on, one of my old managers helped me buy the Rubbin beat off line. Once shit started moving, he got excited and then, w/o my knowledge and on some greedy shit let one these big record company niggas finesse him into selling the beat to them. Then the company tried to force me to do a deal w them claiming they own my song. It’s fucked up bc this is my big shot and they tryna finesse me out my shit like I’m stupid or some shit. Nah bruh, YBN =Young Boss Nigga! So y’all already know, I ain’t havin that shit. OML, I’ll is smooth tho, I’ll rather get up wit somebody before they ever finesse me out my shit #YBN4LIFE #YBNSTANDUP —