YG has just dropped the video for his new single, “Stop Snitchin.” Though it’s ostensibly a Tekashi 6ix9ine diss track, this visual places the song in a different context.
The West Coast rapper debuted the song at this past Coachella, performing it as 6ix9ine’s mugshot flashed on the huge screen behind him. 6ix9ine agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors earlier this year following his arrest on racketeering and firearms charges, and apparently supplied the authorities with information on the gang he was in, the New York City Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. “Everybody went down ’cause you snitched / Whoever raised you ain’t do a good job at that / Whoever raised you need to get slapped,” YG spits on “Stop Snitchin.”
Its video, however, follows a different narrative: that of a group of enslaved African Americans planning to break free in an escape. YG stars as the mastermind of the operation, which is jeopardized when one person decides to tell on them.
“Stop Snitchin” is the first song we’ve heard from YG’s upcoming album, 4REAL 4REAL, scheduled to drop May 3. The record was supposed to drop earlier, but YG postponed its release out of respect for the late Nipsey Hussle.
Watch the “Stop Snitchin” video below: