Yo Gotti Quotes

I like my jewelry to fit tight.

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Yeah I got a collection of sneakers. I probably got over 200 pair of PUMAs.

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I don’t do credit cards ’cause my mama told me back in the day she never dated a man who tows a wallet. ‘Cause that mean he ain’t have enough money.

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The conditions in the prisons operated by the Mississippi Department of Corrections are absolutely inhumane and unconstitutional.

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I stay away from the carbs and try to make sure I’m not intaking a whole lot of sugar.

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When I grew up, my auntie was in prison.

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This whole 8 for $8 tour, I handpicked every city, every market on this tour, I handpicked myself. I wanted to go to New York, I wanted to go to Baltimore, I wanted to go to Philly, I wanted to go to Chicago, I wanted to go to Atlanta, of course I wanted to go Memphis, I wanted to go to Oakland.

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When I’m working on my music, I take special care to make sure the sound is perfect.

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I got a lot of respect for Drake, most definitely; he’s killin’ it.

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It was once upon a time where me, myself as a kid – and I know plenty of people who grew up the same way – couldn’t even afford a pair of shoes.

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Throughout L.A. Reid’s career, I realize he has been a part of creating some of the biggest superstars in the industry. I feel there is no better person to partner with.

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I am a situation. I am a walking situation.

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That’s how you want your sound to be – global.

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I just think white jewelry to me, it look the richest. It’s clean and rich.

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Roc Nation is strong, I’m strong and powerful on my own, and when we put it together we’re unstoppable.

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I played pee-wee football coming up. If I had known the type of chicks they would get when I was in school, I’d probably focused on it a little more.

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‘Back 2 Da Basics’ was my way of saying I’m done and out of the streets and I’m going to get a record deal and be a rapper for real.

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The right watch is like real estate.

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I’m a success story. Everybody from Memphis knows that, that’s why don’t nobody question it.

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Back when I was growing up, I always had one foot in the street and one foot in music.

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‘Letter to the Trap’ is a real approach on how I really feel. It’s like when you’re in that culture and you’re living that life, there’s always obstacles when trying to get out.

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One of my homeboys from my neighborhood had actually taught me how to rap. He was the rapper and we would all go over to his house. It would be like 10 or 12 of us in there and he’d write everybody’s rap in the house and would give everybody four or eight bars.

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I got kids so whenever I can, I fly them out to the cities I’m in.

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I Am’ is the album that displays a little growth. The record, to me, is bringing the streets back.

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I think CMG is gonna grow and only get bigger and bigger. We’re gonna continue to find the right talent and do everything that’s necessary because I got an ‘I will not lose’ mentality.

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It is super important to know what you are getting yourself into when signing a deal. I learned that the hard way.

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I got a lot of respect for Kobe.

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I most definitely respect Jay Z hustle and everything he built. He’s a businessman first and I think he respects my hustle.

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I think people may regret not following their instincts a lot.

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I recorded ‘The Art of Hustle’ album three times because I had the time to do it.

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My cheat meal is whatever I think about. One thing about me is whatever comes to my mind, if I want it, I’m going to eat it.

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Ain’t no off days. I don’t take off on no businesses I do. So I’m in the studio all the time, with so many records, and I guess it’s a good problem when it come down to it.

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We are all Ahmaud Arbery. Everyday activities should not end in death sentences. We must hold people responsible for their actions.

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I’m a songwriter, actually. And when I say I’m a songwriter, I’m saying I can write songs for more than just myself.

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I’ve been going to visit people in prison since I was a kid.

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Yeah, I actually went to college. I went to Southwest Community College in Memphis; I tried to go to TSU, and they denied me.

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I just always knew that I was going to get some money, that I was going to be successful.

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When I got a plaque, when I got a No. 1, a cover of ‘XXL,’ these are the types of things that let me know I’m aligning with the artists I looked up to.

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They say you’re blessed to be a blessing to others. There’s no better time to live that saying then the holidays. Especially when so many families are struggling.

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Labels don’t want artists to put out mixtapes because they don’t monetize it.

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What scared me was my mother getting evicted from my house. Seeing them repo my momma’s car once. Wondering if I didn’t provide for her where she was going to be or if I didn’t provide for her, where my sister was going to be. Those are the things that scared me.

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I believe that if you got good people around you and they put in the work to help get you where you at, everybody should eat. No man should be depended on another man.

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The fact is, I’m the biggest rapper from Memphis, I help a lot of rappers from Memphis.

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A lot of my music be personal.

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It’s a difference between a good rapper and ‘king of the city,’ they’re two different things. You can be a better rapper than me, that don’t mean you’re king of the city.

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As far as artists go I like Don Trip. I think Don Trip is one of the coldest artists, that’s my little partner.

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I didn’t study no rappers when I was coming up. I was studying moguls. I was studying Jay Z. I was studying Puff. I was studying Master P.

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I never tell my artists how to rap or how to approach a song. I let them do the song.

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You know, things that’s important to you, things you passionate about, you should fight for it.

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When I’m driving, you have a different feeling when the police get behind you and you’re not even breaking the law. The tension is so high.

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You got some artists who want street credit. Like, they market street credit. They take certain incidents and turn it into marketing to try and boost the sales. You don’t never see me speaking on that. I’m trying to stay away from it.

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You’re only as good as your team, so if your team’s strong around you, it just puts you in a greater position.

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Back when I was growing up, gangs wasn’t heavy. We was solo thugging. When we got money on our own, the hood got money. It wasn’t about colors or a certain name when I was growing up. We wasn’t doing no gangs. But as the generations change, things change.

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It feels like one family – JAY-Z’s one call away for any advice, any questions. He’s a real big homie.

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Memphis is just like any other city. I’m pretty sure it’s like the streets of Baltimore, with your hoods and traps.

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If you a rapper, attention can turn into money.

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I feel like I grow in a different space every year, some kind of way.

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I ain’t never really play sports.

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Some people take off recording cycles, but I record year round.

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Trap music to me isn’t just a sound. If we’re talking about what I think trap music is, I couldn’t say that I created it or no one created it, because if you were living the same life that I was living and you’re speaking about it, we just speaking about our endeavors in that world.

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Boxing is a full-body workout, and while you’re in it and learning the procedures and steps, you’re working out at the same time. Sometimes it don’t feel like you’re actually working out, which I like.

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You could be the best lyricist or rapper or songwriter, if you ain’t mentally prepared to put in the work, it’s a waste of time.

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Like, I always knew I wanted a Kanye West feature and a Jay-Z feature. I knew that starting in the game when it wasn’t even realistic to happen. I already knew who I wanted to do records with.

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Naw, I don’t write raps down. All my raps come off the top of the head.

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When I was young I was getting more money than the old heads. I was smarter and tighter, so whoever’s team I was on was at an advantage.

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Some people just like to do their own thing. I ain’t sayin’ it’s wrong, but me, I wanna hustle with another hustler. I think two impactful hustlers, or three, or four, is a stronger force.

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I think hip-hop always shifts culture.

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I’m not a ranter on Twitter or Instagram – that ain’t how I’m rocking.

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I think you could get a good accountant, but I think I am the best accountant for me. Can’t nobody count my money like I can count it.

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If you’re misleading the little homies, you ain’t no real big homie to me.

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PUMA has been an iconic name in the fashion world for decades, their ability to remain at the top of the game in not only sportswear, but in culture and fashion is inspirational.

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I always understood the importance of relationships, respect, standing on your word and your name being good.

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I didn’t grow up eating no vegetables. I ate at fast food restaurants every day.

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Of course I’m blessed. Super, super blessed. I also believe that you don’t get nothing that you don’t go for. Even with your blessings, you still gotta go do it.

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I think 42 Dugg is a superstar – he’s got the voice, the music, the look and the hustle.

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The ‘Down in the DM’ to ‘Rake It Up’ to videos, the artwork… everything is 100 percent me. If you want to sample it, if it’s going to be in a movie, whatever, you gotta call me.

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I feel like it’s our job, between me and Jeezy and Gucci – I feel that’s who the streets look at as far as trap music. So if it’s gonna be saved, we have to save it.

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When I came up with the title ‘Trapped,’ I was going through a lot of personal stuff. There were a lot of things in 2018 that had me in a trapped mentality.

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Me as a person, man, I’m just rapping reality. Every time I get in front of the microphone I’m just speaking about real life and what’s happening.

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Memphis breeds hustlers, I feel. It’s just cutthroat living period, so to survive around vultures and savages like that, it prepares you for whatever profession you go in.

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After being in the game so long, making so much money and achieving different things, now I think a lot more about impact.

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When people are watching the George Floyd video, that could have been me. I think people are just afraid that the people who are supposed to be protecting and serving you are against you.

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