Yo Gotti discusses quick, platinum success of "Rake It Up" and its effects
“The legacy of Yo Gotti is to be great. I don’t want to be the next this-person or that-person.”
Yo Gotti has so much power now, it’s only right that his brand new single is called “Juice.” The Memphis rap king was shooting the video in Brooklyn on Friday night (October 20), but it may be a little while longer before we see the visual. He’s still basking in the glow of his Nicki Minaj-assisted strip club anthem “Rake It Up” as it’s just been certified platinum and is still growing.
“‘Rake it Up’ went platinum so fast,” Gotti said while standing on the steps of his trail wearing all black and a fortune in diamonds. “The speed of it. We’re nowhere near the end of it, so we don’t know where it’s gonna end, how many times platinum.”
This year alone Gotti has seen a slew of his records get certified platinum and gold including “Errrbody,” “Law,” and “Down in the DM” which went double; even his artist Snootie Wild’s “Yayo.”
Now, with his growth in popularity and fame, we ask what Gotti will do with his new power. It’s simple.
“I’ll be me,” said Gotti. “It ain’t a lot of rappers or entertainers in the game for sure that ain’t me,” he detailed. “Most of them ain’t themselves. That’s half the problem. Most of them trying to be somebody else or worried about what somebody else got. I’m always worried about taking care of my family and doing me. Being me. The legacy of Yo Gotti is to be great. I don’t want to be the next this-person or that-person. I wanna be me and I want the young niggas to say they wanna be Yo Gotti.”
Gotti’s new LP I Still Am drops today and features French Montana, 21 Savage, Chris Brown, YFN Lucci, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj.