Despite having 10 million subscribers in the north and an initial total of more than 9.13 billion views – the latest figure rose to 1.25 billion after the deletions – NBA YoungBoy’s YouTube channel no longer features the rapper’s clips. , while the page’s “videos” tab has been completely removed from downloads.
Die-hard fans quickly took to social media for Express their concern – and frustration – at the lack of official NBA YoungBoy uploads to YouTube. At the time of writing, the 22-year-old artist’s tracks were still deleted from the “videos” portion of his account on the Google-owned platform, which allegedly refused to “promote” YoungBoy due to his image and his arrests.
However, the music of the Baton Rouge native – including his third studio album, Sincerely, Kentrell, which debuted at the end of September – is still available on YouTube through lyrics channels, other downloaders that appear to have received permission from Warner Music’s Atlantic Records, and playlists on the official YoungBoy channel.
Each of these playlists has been “updated today” and includes audio-only versions of the works in question. Most fans don’t seem to be aware of the availability of YouTube playlists, and before they rolled out, interest in downloads of YoungBoy’s music seemed stronger than ever, with âSafe Then Sorry (Interlude)â having recently overcome the table of “trends”.
YoungBoy – who was released from prison at the end of October to serve a house arrest sentence before a trial stemming from an arrest in September 2020 – does not appear to have publicly mentioned the brutal removal of his music from the “videos” section of YouTube, or the current lack of music videos. The fast approaching trial can take into account the silence of the artist of “Doors Up” on the issue. Additionally, the rapper deleted almost all of his social media accounts after his arrest in September 2020.
But some observers have speculated that removing the YouTube videos may be part of YoungBoy’s defense strategy, in addition to voicing the opinion that the clips will reappear once the lawsuit in view. The aforementioned arrest of YoungBoy occurred as he and 15 others were filming a music video.
Alternatively, the aforementioned promotion-related conflict between the rapper’s team and YouTube may have led to the withdrawals. It should be noted in conclusion that one fan, indicating that he had previously added YoungBoy tracks to his own YouTube playlists, said in a comment that some of the videos were marked âprivateâ.
Earlier this month, Kendrick Lamar hired Anthony Saleh as manager, and Warner Music launched a hip-hop label called Atlantic Records Benelux.