(AllHipHop News) This week, a 49-minute version of the AWGE DVD (Vol. 3) was uploaded to YouTube. The documentary included a segment featuring Yasiin Bey critiquing 6ix9ine's "GUMMO" music video.
"Why is everyone acting like this is new? This is a version of the same old sh-t," stated Bey in the clip. Some publications also credited the Brooklyn emcee saying, "The most depressing thing sh-t I've ever seen in my life." [AllHipHop did not attribute that quote to Yasiin.]
Since those comments were picked up by several outlets, AWGE and Bey released the following statement:
Earlier this week, AWGE released the third installment of their web docuseries AWGE DVD, chronicling behind the scenes moments with A$AP Rocky, the A$AP Mob and AWGE-affiliated artists and friends. Unbeknownst to Yasiin Bey and the AWGE team, an unapproved version of AWGE DVD Vol. 3 was leaked and included a clip of Yasiin Bey that was taken out of context and edited in a way that does not accurately depict him or his opinions. The leaked clip was not included in the final released version of Vol 3 from AWGE and does not reflect Yasiin Bey's feelings on Tekashi 6ix9ine, his work or otherwise. No further comment will be made at this time.
AWGE is an artistic collective made up of A$AP Mob members like A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg as well as musicians like Key! and Playboi Carti. In addition, the team includes other creatives such as Rob Gallardo, Ian Connor, and Ben Baller.