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YG speaks out about the night he was shot

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YG was shot June 12 during a late-night studio session in Los Angeles. The rapper was shuttled to the hospital by his friends and was ultimately okay, taking one bullet to his hip area. For the first time since the incident, the 25-year-old talked about the incident in an interview with Billboard.

He said he had no idea who attacked him and even recounted the troubled journey to the hospital he and his friends had, the details of which were previously unreported.

What was going through your mind when it happened?

Survival. After I got shot, I’m telling everybody, “Take me to the hospital, because I can’t die.” We hop in my homie’s car and bam—we got in a car accident! We hit an island trying to avoid another car. We had to hop out of the totaled car, hop in another car. At the hospital we had to tell people, “Take me serious right now—you don’t even understand what’s going on.” It was wild.

He insists he’s “all right now,” despite still having bandages, and even went back to recording the following day. “My mama tells me, ‘What are you talking about “going to the studio?” ‘ ” he tells the magazine. “But you know, I got s— to do—this s— don’t stop for nobody. I came straight to the studio on my little crutches.”

He produced a track about the incident called “Twist Your Fingers,” and it’s set to appear on his second solo album. Head to Billboard to read the full interview that covers YG’s past, trust issues and more details about the shooting and his new music.