Though Gunna recently denied rumors that he’d be leaving YSL, it seems that the estate of Lil Keed harbors strong feelings against the DS4EVER rapper. On Friday, Keed’s team unveiled his first posthumous album, Keed Talk To ‘Em 2, which he recorded before his death last year. The posthumous Lil Keed project boasts 20 songs in total with high profile collabs alongside Young Thug, Offset, Trippie Redd, and Big Sean, who appears on the official version of “Hottest.” However, some fans pointed out a noticeable difference between the official Big Sean-assisted record and a version that leaked previously.
An old version of “Hottest” emerged where Lil Keed name-dropped both Gunna and Young Thug. The record arrive in May 2022, around the time of both Keed’s death and the sweeping YSL RICO indictment. This was also months before Gunna copped an Alford plea that earned him the label of “snitch” in rap circles. On the OG version, Keed raps, “Leave that boy stiff like an action figure/ Me and Spider and Gunna some big drippers.” However, fans noticed that Gunna’s name was censored from Lil Keed’s verse on the official version that dropped last Friday.
Lil Keed’s Brother Vs. Gunna
It seems like the decision was made by either Lil Keed’s family or YSL the label. When Gunna made his return to social media earlier this year, he made homage to Young Thug and Lil Keed, which led to significant backlash. Keed’s brother, Lil GotIt, unfollowed Gunna on Instagram after many believed that he turned on Young Thug. Afterward, GotIt lashed out and further distanced himself from Gunna, writing, “Dont call me twin” in response to the “pushin p” rapper calling Keed his “twin.”
Lil GotIt shared a more general statement about those mentioning Lil Keed afterward during an appearance on Instagram Live. “My momma said she would like for nobody to post Keed in any type of way. Like, tryna be funny. Just don’t post it,” he said, which many also presumed to be directed at Gunna. “That’s what my mom said. Nobody post bruh. It could be happy, it could tryna be funny, it could be you really f*ck with him.. just don’t post him at all.” Check out Lil Keed’s official version of “Hottest” ft. Big Sean above.