AceShowbiz - Desiigner has revealed the real reason why he left Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music. The "Panda" hitmaker, who exited the record label back in 2019, shared his story in an interview with Vlad TV.
"The reason why I left Ye is 'cause I was going through a little mental thing," the 25-year-old divulged. "I was just coming up out of high school, my pops just went into a coma. While I was on tour, I was having a great time but I just knew something at home was happening with my mom and my pops health and s**t."
"So it was just like, I wanted Ye to talk to and it was hard to speak on it. So I wound up just like, I don't know man, I was just going through it," the emcee, born Sidney Royel Selby III, continued. "I had like a young emotional stage at that time, but I was having so much fun, bro."
Since he was very emotional at that time, Desiigner decided to seek guidance and mentorship during his time with G.O.O.D. Music. However, instead of getting help, he was allegedly thrown into the fire.
"I couldn't express myself, what was going on at the crib to my label mates. So maybe I shouldn't have brung my emotion into the game," he explained. "But it was just something like, I was young, I never was taught not to keep your emotions out the game."
"Because I was coming from a place where not too many people made it bro. All we got is emotion in the hood. Like, we driving off emotion, like, situations occur 'cause just emotions out there," he elaborated further. "So I am just so used to that, and I just wanted somebody, like that big brother stuff at the same time as being in the label."
"Not just like, 'Hey yo, Desiigner, he's making us these millions,' but like, 'Bro really peep his background,' you know you gotta zuvie him up real quick. Let him know what he could say on the interviews, certain s**t, because I was getting nervous, I can't lie. First coming up, I was getting nervous," he added.
Desiigner then detailed how Sean "P. Diddy" Combs helped him change his perception of the music industry. "When I heard Diddy say, 'Hey yo, it's gone take you five years to get comfortable in this s**t,' I went to his crib and I was like, 'Yeah it is.' And it's good because it takes that time for growth," he recalled.
"I want to have mentally, building a red moon, got more intelligent with myself - more embracing myself, my people, know how to control the crowd, seeing Steve Aoki going to shows, watching other people's shows, sitting back, it gave that energy," he noted.