Former Grand Hustle Records affiliate/rapper Yung LA has decided to cover up his highly publicized pink duck tattoo just weeks after getting the eye-catching ink work done on his face.
According to speculation, a confrontation sparked his decision to cover up the image.
Yung LA has covered up the tattoo of a duck on his face to the LA symbol. Atlanta rapper, Yung LA, received quite a bit of media attention for the permanent ink on his face that appeared to be a microphone-wielding bright colored duck. There has been slight confusion since LA marked his cheek because the tattoo mirrors the logo of another camp while he was already tied to Grand Hustle. Rumors have surfaced that after an altercation with DTE, the rapper was asked to remove the symbol from his face since he is not a member of the group. (Hip Hop Wired)
In late February, LA opened up about his reasoning behind the ink job.
The ATL native confirmed that the tat–freshly inked last week–is in fact the DTE logo. “That tattoo just comes from something in the city,” he explained. “My cousins grew up with a lot of people from Zone 6, I know a lot of people from Zone 6, and the people from Zone 6, their whole movement is called Duct Tape and I just had been really getting up with these guys. Everybody in the city from Zone 6, Zone 3, Zone 1, from Duct Tape to YGC to CDB to 30 Deep, there’s so many cliques in Atlanta and I just wanted to be the Robin Hood, I just wanted to be the guy that could have relationships with everybody in the city.” (XXL Mag)
Footage of LA’s new face tat hit the Internet a few days prior.
Grand Hustle and Yung LA decide to part ways, as the Atlanta rapper tops Gucci Mane by getting a huge, pink duck tattooed on the side of his face When T.I. finishes his prison sentence this fall, his Grand Hustle label will be short one member–Yung LA. The Atlanta rapper, best known for the T.I. and Young Dro collaboration “Ain’t I,” confirmed a split from Grand Hustle during a viral video that featured him getting a pink duck and several colored teardrops tattooed on his face. “With the breakup and me not doing business with Grand Hustle anymore, it’s a lot of controversy in the streets,” LA said. “It’s just a new day for me. I’m trying to do what’s best for me and what’s best for my career.” (Hip Hop DX)
Around mid-January, Gucci Mane‘s highly publicized ice cream face tattoo landed online.
SO ICEY! Gucci Mane hopped up out of rehab/mental facility a couple days ago. And he may need to demand a refund. Dude visited Tenth Street Tattoo in Atlanta today. And got this brand new little nugget of classiness–a big *ss ice cream cone complete with color, 3 scoops and the word “Brrr”–covering his whole right facial cheek. Wow. Tattoo artist and owner of the shop, Shane Willoughby, is the artist behind Gucci’s newest tattoo addition. And the master piercer in the shop–Jason Murray–tweeted the pics. (The YBF)
Check out Yung LA speaking on his tattoo below: