Nearly a year after his older brother Glen Johnson died as a result of a self-inflicted gun shot wound, DaBaby released the introspective Lil Wayne collaboration “Lonely” last Thursday, where he appears to address the incident, as well as his feelings about being an outcast in the music industry. The track is the latest release from the rapper, who has been under fire for homophobic remarks he made earlier this summer at the Rolling Loud Miami Festival on July 25, during which he spouted off ignorant comments about HIV/AIDS. The Lil Wayne collaboration comes a week after DaBaby appeared to address the controversy and the fallout on a freestyle over WizKid Tem’s summer hit “Essence”; he also has a controversial verse on the Kanye West hit “Jail Pt. 2.” The opening verse of “Lonely” sounds like a reaction to the backlash the North Carolina rapper faced following the Rolling Loud rant. Of course, Lil Wayne does his thing on his verse, which features some classic twisty Weezy logic. Listen to “Lonely” below.
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