Hip-hop super-producer Pharrell Williams has worked with everybody from the Clipse to the Carters, so there was no telling who he might name when asked to ID his favorite artists. Still, it was surprising that Memphis MC Moneybagg Yo got the esteemed honor.
Pharrell Picks His Favorite Rapper
Pharrell was on the OTHERtone podcast and was asked who he’s listening to currently. The Grammy-winning hitmaker named a few like Lil Uzi Vert and Tyler The Creator before coming around to Moneybagg Yo.
“Moneybagg is my favorite, favorite, favorite, right now. Moneybagg Yo, to me, is like the pocket finder. Whenever he decides that he doesn’t want to rap anymore, he should go into denim — that muthaf*cka has so many pockets. His pockets, f*ck! His nickname should be f*ckin’ Denim! He has so many f*ckin’ pockets. Moneybagg Yo is something else.”
Moneybagg Yo Responds To Pharrell’s Co-Sign
After peaking at No. 3 on the charts with last year’s Time Served album, Moneybagg currently has a hit single out (“Time Today”) and is working on his fourth album. With his career trending upwards, Bagg was hyped on Instagram about the the big-ups from Pharrell.
“Real Goat Stamped My Life Its Up ! @pharrell”
Internet Blasts Moneybagg Yo For COVID-19 Comment
The platinum-seller recently caught some heat over what he said about COVID-19. Moneybagg initially said he had made a good amount of money during the coronavirus pandemic and didn’t want it to end. However, he ended up realizing the insensitivity of his comments and went online with an apology.
“I apologize to everybody I offended my comment was very insensitive it was not my intent to hurt anyone”
“Not gone lie I made a couple Ms in da pandemic, ion want it to end”
Ari Fletcher Gifts Moneybagg Yo A New Ride
To celebrate her man’s hard work, Bagg’s girlfriend Ari Fletcher bought him a brand-new Jeep. Model Ari Fletcher went to Instagram to share that she’d picked up a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk for him. More than a few fans pointed out that it’s the same Jeep that Ari’s ex-boyfriend, Chicago rapper G Herbo, was gifted recently from his girlfriend, model Taina Williams.
“Here’s a gift for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations on your new album. I am so proud of you baby. I love you”