Yelawolf Admits He Hasn’t Spoken To Royce Da 5’9 In Years


Yelawolf and Royce Da 5’9 used to be friends during their time together at Shady Records before an incident ruined their relationship.

Yelawolf addressed his fractured relationship with former Shady Records labelmate Royce Da 5’9 in an interview with Bootleg Kev. The platinum-selling artist only had kind words to say about Royce but revealed they still weren’t on speaking terms.

“I love Royce,” Yelawolf said. “I haven’t spoken to him since that incident happened. But that’s my dude, man. I really don’t hold any—I don’t harbor any bad feelings about Royce. I haven’t spoken to him, like I said, since that time. But at the end of the day, we did a lot of great things together.”

He continued, “A lot of amazing moments happened with my boy. And it’s all good. For me, it’s all good. It just is what it is … There’s history there I can’t just make disappear. To put some discrepancy or disagreement or whatever it is, whatever. To me, it’s not—it’s water under the bridge.”

Royce dissed Yelawolf on the song “Overcomer” in 2020. The track did not explain the reason why there were issues between the two.

“Yelawolf this is your first and your last pass/I ain’t gon’ put it on blast, your punk ass know what this about/You think it’s ’bout being loud or tryna be hostile/’Til you get found face down on the ground outside of Kid Rock house/Though you a vulture pundit, I hope you get sober from this/Men lie, women lie, so do numbers/The energy never lies when you a overcomer/The energy never dies when you a overcomer,” Royce rapped.

Royce discussed the diss in past interviews but never explicitly said what Yelawolf did to damage their friendship. The lyricist noted the two stopped talking after a disrespectful incident, which sparked the diss. Royce felt the need to call out Yelawolf via the song because he “needed to hold him accountable.”