Kidd Kidd was originally a founding piece in the earliest days of the Young Money Cash Money merger, alongside Lil Wayne as a part of the rap group Sqad Up in 1999. After Sqad Up’s public break in 2004, Kidd Kidd continued collaborating with Young Money artists and would finally end up signing to G-Unit/Rida Gang in 2011. Early year 2013 Kidd was included on and then dropped from G-Unit boss 50 Cent’s latest single “We Up” also featuring Compton, California star sensation Kendrick Lamar. Speaking to HipHopDX, the New Orleans rapper took his recent difficulties in stride with an emphasis on staying positive.

On his removal from “We Up,” Kidd said: “The first thing I want to tell to people is that it wasn’t a 50 Cent decision. A lot of people come and they be like, ‘Yo, 50 Cent took you off the song,’ it wasn’t no 50 Cent decision. That’s what it is, it’s all politics you know what I’m sayin’, the game is politics. It’s just a blessing to even be brought up in that same conversation because the song is a great song, it was a blessing to even just be a part of that. It is what it is, you keep moving forward. It’s not like that’s the only good song in the world.”

Kidd Kidd was quick to remind listeners in his recent rendition of Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.”— that “We Up” wasn’t the first hit song he’s been removed from, rapping: “On ‘Forever track wit’ Drake first, but you ain’t even know it/Been taken off a few hit songs I learned you gotta keep goin’” in reference to his original feature on Drake’s song “Forever.” with Lil Wayne