Chicago rapper Yung Berg recently talked about taking an initiative to tone down how eye-catching his jewelry is and why flashy chains are no longer on his radar.
From the 25 year-old’s perspective, big and expressive chains represent his younger days.
“On some real sh*t back in the day when I was buying those big a** chains and sh*t, I felt like that was a part of me being Yung Berg. But me growing up and being Christian, being Mr. Ward, and who I really I am, I toned down. I’m not going to be with the big gaudy chains because people would look and they would say ‘Well, this n*gga still ain’t learn his lesson.’ I learned my lesson. I’m going to have jewelry but it’s going to be more upscale and common. It’s not going to be catching just the nigga eye.” (VIBE)
Last year, United Kingdom rapper Rowdy-T publicly taunted Berg in a video showing off one of his stolen chains.
In a YouTube video — which, in this case, serves as a new age press release, as well as incriminating evidence — Rowdy-T taunts Yung Berg while going on about how North London blokes aren’t to be taken lightly. T shouts out real MCs like D-Block and Gucci Mane, and manages to ask, “What the f— is a Yung Berg?” Brandishing the chain he supposedly relieved Yung Berg of, Rowdy also makes sure to announce the best way to reach him for an interview is via his managers. The two-minute diatribe is followed by his song ‘Gangsta Music.” (The Boom Box)
Berg later responded and confirmed his chain was taken.
“This Batman chain is not important to me. I got chains…The biggest issue for me was that I gave away to charity, to a kid that loves Batman,” – Berg (Hip Hop DX)
After Soulja Boy made headlines last year for showing off Berg’s iconic Transformers chain, SOHH talked to the rapper’s artist JBar to get the inside scoop.
“We ain’t got no problems with Yung Berg,” Bar told SOHH. “We had got the chain up off of somebody else who had the chain. So we were just holding that sh*t. We just got it from somebody who had it so we were like, ‘Ah sh*t!,’ we didn’t want that sh*t floating around no more so we just holding on to it until he trying to get it back. Yeah [I know what it looks like,] I know people looked at it the wrong way but people were probably thinking ‘They weren’t thinking when posting them pictures’ but it wasn’t nothing like that though. We ain’t robbed that dude or nothing. Right, no beef no beef.” (SOHH)
Check out Yung Berg’s “So Amazing” music video below: