On Thursday (Dec. 30), the rapper released a statement addressing critics who claimed he was encouraging theft during his appearance on the “Big Facts Podcast.” The interview saw him open up about his dislike for 9-5 jobs as well as his preferred method at the time: robbing people.
“I would just look at it like, I would go rob a nigga and get this much, why would I go to work for a week?” Nardo said. “But you got to think, for real. If I go do this to somebody and get $7,000, $5,000 […] Why I’m finna go to work for two weeks and make $500? Hell no.”
“I’m not trine influence nobody to go rob nobody,” the Jacksonville native began. “They asked a question about MY PAST and I answered it. That’s what I was doing when I was 15-16 years old, a product of my environment. My mama had just came home from prison and it was a hard time for us and we ain’t have nothing.”
“I would never tell or try to convince a young Black man or anyone period to crash out! I changed my life and started taking rapping serious because I knew that I wouldn’t make it if I kept doing what I was doing,” he went on. “There is nothing wrong with a job, robbing aint’ cool at all and I aint try to make it seem cool I was speaking on past events, what I was doin young and dumb. I changed for the better and learned from my mistakes. Ya’ll stay focused and chase ya’ll dreams.”
See Nardo Wick’s appearance on “Big Facts” below.