It is not easy being a Lil Yachty fan. Those in support of the up-and-coming rapper have had to reckon with a few recent side-gigs that do not exactly scream 'tough-ass rap boss,' namely a Sprite commercial and an adorable new song with pop-princess Charli XCX. Luckily, Yachty has delivered the proof many have required of his rapping talents. In fact, he kind of murders it.
Yachty made an appearance on the Beats 1 radio show hosted by Ebro Darden, one of his very vocal detractors. And after handily accepting a freestyle challenge, he proceeds to rap everyone's heads off without losing a single bit of his relaxed, lazy style. He even name checks Even Stevens, so there's that for an image of Lil Yachty daytime chillin'.
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In other music news, up-and-coming NYC rapper Princess Nokia is the star of a new mini-documentary charting her rise. Watch it right here.