NAV put a spotlight back on Lil Uzi Vert's immobilizing label issues on Thursday. While speaking about his upcoming album Bad Habits, the XO rapper shared that he was unable to include a verse from Uzi on the album due to clearance issues with the Philly star's label heads DJ Drama and Don Cannon.
"I had an open verse for the longest, and Uzi blessed us with one," NAV said about a song titled "Habits" before sharing why it didn't make the cut. "Unfortunately, DJ Drama and Don Cannon won't clear his verse legally. I used to be a big fan of them since Gangsta Grillz mixtapes and thought they support new artists. I guess it's all about the $$$$ for them now!"
While performing at a show in Philly late last year, Uzi announced that his upcoming album Eternal Atake was finished and that he would "drop that jawn." His last full-length LUV Is Rage 2 dropped in 2017.
NAV's Bad Habits is due out on March 22. The album is executive produced by The Weeknd.
Reps for NAV and Lil Uzi Vert did not immediately respond to The FADER's request for comment.
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