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Desiigner has been off of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. music label since 2019 and has even released a song in the form of Letter to Ye to patch things up last December. But he hasn’t ever really explained what happened, something that changed when he sat down with VLAD saying it really was over his emotional state at the time. He says when he needed the Yeezy creator for emotional support, he wasn’t anywhere to be found.

“The reason why I left Ye is ’cause I was going through a little mental thing,” Desiigner told Vlad. “I was just coming up out of high school, my pops just went into a coma. While I was on tour, I was having a great time but I just knew something at home was happening with my mom and my pops health and shit. So it was just like, I wanted Ye to talk to and it was hard to speak on it. So I wound up just like, I don’t know man, I was just going through it. I had like a young emotional stage at that time, but I was having so much fun, bro.”

He expressed how he felt he was thrown in the fire without the support he needed. “I couldn’t express myself, what was going on at the crib to my label mates. So maybe I shouldn’t have brung my emotion into the game. But it was just something like, I was young, I never was taught not to keep your emotions out the game. Because I was coming from a place where not too many people made it bro. All we got is emotion in the hood. Like, we driving off emotion, like, situations occur ’cause just emotions out there.”

He continued: “So I am just so used to that, and I just wanted somebody, like that big brother stuff at the same time as being in the label. Not just like, ‘Hey yo, Desiigner, he’s making us these millions,’ but like, ‘Bro really peep his background,’ you know you gotta zuvie him up real quick. Let him know what he could say on the interviews, certain shit, because I was getting nervous, I can’t lie. First coming up, I was getting nervous.”

He says Diddy helped him with some very good advice saying it was going to take him some time to settle in and to trust the process. “When I heard Diddy say, ‘Hey yo, it’s gone take you five years to get comfortable in this shit,’ I went to his crib and I was like, ‘Yeah it is.’ And it’s good because it takes that time for growth,” he explained. “I want to have mentally, building a red moon, got more intelligent with myself — more embracing myself, my people, know how to control the crowd, seeing Steve Aoki going to shows, watching other people’s shows, sitting back, it gave that energy.”

One of the last times we heard Desiigner in the headlines was an overly intense police standoff he had over the summer where he threatened to have his friends come up and do something about the police speaking to him. What happened was that he was pulled over for dark tints and driving a car without tags. Now we’ve never heard of anyone but celebrities who seem to continue driving cars without tags like it’s nothing, but that’s another story. It turns out Tariq Nasheed was around and helped calm him down, keeping the situation from escalating into more than what it was. He’s since said he would be removing the tints