It seemed as if the war between the two Memphis rappers ended, until Young Dolph dealt a devastating blow earlier this year when he released “Play Wit Yo Bitch,” in February. In addition to the single’s cover art featuring a screen shot from his supposed iPhone, showing a cool 24 missed calls from somebody named “Ho’ Gotti Baby Momma,” Dolph raps: “Don’t play with me Ho Gotti you a hoe mane/you went from my biggest fan to my biggest hater/Begging me to sign with you but I had too much paper.” It’s a vicious attack which also references a supposed affair with the mother of Yo Gotti’s child. The track appeared after months of apparent peace between the two parties.
The same day, Yo Gotti dropped a series of tweets which saw him shaking off the song. He boasted about his accomplishments by tweeting: “I’m business partners wit LA Reid N Jay Z.” He tweeted a follow-up minutes later simply stating: “Blah blah blah.” A few days later, when interviewed about the diss track, Young Dolph explained his actions on DJ Holiday’s Radio Show by stating, “His last two mixtapes he’s trying to sneak diss Dolph…It’s like you playin. You wanna play? I ain’t gonna play how you wanna play…He don’t know how to respond. ‘Cause there ain’t no response.”
Yo Gotti responded by releasing a track titled “Don’t Beef Wit Me (Young Dolph diss),” which brought another CMG signee into the mix – Moneybagg Yo. The song was released in a larger mixtape compilation from DJ Eddie Gramz.
Whereas Dolph went the maximalist route by directly referencing Gotti on multiple occasions, Gotti preferred a subtler direction. The song doesn’t mention Dolph, but the lyrics still serve as a warning to the young rapper, or any rapper, who speaks ill-will towards Gotti’s name. Young Dolph’s response came later that month with the drop for the “Play Wit Yo Bitch” official music video. In the clip, Dolph hires a Gotti imposter who wears an outrageous fur coat and drinks lean like water. It’s an obvious caricature representing Yo Gotti.
On February 25, 2017 Young Dolph was driving around Charlotte, North Carolina when somebody unloaded over 100 rounds into his SUV. Thankfully, the rapper’s vehicle was bulletproof and nobody suffered any injuries. In response to the apparent attempt on his life, Dolph seemingly tweeted out: “you loose,” making light of the situation with a cry-laughing emoji.
Three months later, come May, the police issued Blac Youngsta an arrest warrant after deeming him a suspect. Youngsta turned himself into authorities but maintained his innocence. The same night of the shooting, Young Dolph performed at a local venue in Charlotte and played “Fuck Wit Yo Bitch,” which fans took as a warning to Yo Gotti.
In March, following the drive-by, Young Dolph spoke with HipHopDX and declared the war over. “It’s old news, you know what I’m saying,” Dolph said. “I didn’t have time to play with it first. I found a little time to play with it.”
Since May, the feud between these three has been relatively quiet — we haven’t received any updates concerning Blac’s legal state of affairs, nor has any artist sent obvious shots one way or another.
With Young Dolph in stable condition since the shooting occurred Tuesday, andYo Gotti’s name distanced from the LAPD, it’s unclear whether this beef is truly over like Dolph claimed several months ago, or if it’s just starting to begin, all over again.