(AllHipHop News) Rapper Ty Dolla $ign has been forced to abandon plans to include his incarcerated brother on his new album after a previous song appearance turned his life behind bars upside down.
The hip-hop star, real name Tyrone Griffin, Jr., showed his support for his sibling, Big TC, on his 2015 release Free TC, by featuring a sample from a prison phone call.
But the guest appearance brought TC, who is serving a life sentence for murder, a lot of unwanted attention, and Ty suggests an incident with other inmates resulted in his brother being put in isolation.
“If he was out we’d probably be making songs together right here in the studio,” Ty told The Guardian, before explaining why Big TC won’t be involved in his upcoming release, Beach House 3.
“After Free TC, he just got hella (sic) attention and something happened… and he ended up getting locked in the hole for a long a## time,” he said, “so right now there isn’t a song on Beach House 3 with him.”
Ty, who collaborated with Fifth Harmony on their hit song “Work From Home,” has yet to set a release date for his new album, but he did debut a new song, called “Love U Better,” which features fellow rapper Lil Wayne and singer/producer The-Dream.