Newly signed G-Unit artist Kidd Kidd recently opened up about his New Orleans upbringing and called out hometown artists for making it big but forgetting their roots.
While speculation suggests he is targeting fellow New Orleans-bred rapper Lil Wayne, Kidd Kidd described his personal embrace of their city.
“When you hear me, you hear the real New Orleans, you hear the struggle. The real struggle of New Orleans,” he said. “A lot of people that’s from New Orleans that done made it out of New Orleans never really came back to really see what’s goin’ on down there; to help out or anything. And me I’m still down there, I’m still in that struggle; I got hit six times from being in the midst of that struggle.” (Rapfix)
In May, Kidd Kidd told SOHH about the difficulty making it out of New Orleans.
“Real n*gga sh*t. It’s really no answer for “How can you make it as an artist in New Orleans” because I feel like I was blessed. I was lucky because I’ve been through so much beyond rap. I never would have thought in a million years that this would be me. To make it out of New Orleans, you have to get “out” of New Orleans because down here, there’s nothing. Especially on the music tip. There ain’t nothing down here. You already know that if you want to make it out of New Orleans, you have to be out somewhere in New York. You gotta be in Atlanta. You gotta be in Los Angeles. Something like that in order to be discovered. That’s how you’re going to get people to hear you. Nine times out of ten, the people out there in the record labels are scared to come down here. It’s wild down here.” (SOHH Guest Star)
Around mid-June, the rapper was shot in his hometown.
According to the story, Kidd was en route to his mother’s house in N’awlins when a group of individuals ran up on him shooting him multiple times in a suspected robbery attempt. It’s all hearsay at this point, and we’ll likely never know the true cause for this, but there is good news shrouded in the sea of bullets. Reports saying that he will survive this incident. So there’s your silver lining if you were looking for one. (Karen Civil)
The following day, Kidd Kidd hit up Twitter and provided an update on his well-being.
“wuzzam man thank yall for keepin me in yall prayers n*gga hit me six times but dey aint stoppin nutin b*tch a** n*gga get ur refund I aint dead,” Kidd Kidd tweeted Sunday (June 12). (Kidd Kidd’s Twitter)
Check out some recent Kidd Kidd footage below: