Lil Baby is one of the most famous rappers in the game
today, and with that status comes a lot of attention from
fans and critics. The Atlanta rap star harnessed his
powers and made a massive statement with his 2020
protest single “The Bigger Picture,” addressing police
brutality, racism and inequality. Like many of Lil Baby’s
songs, the record was recently certified double-platinum.
During an interview with MSNBC, Lil Baby reflected on
the single and how he didn’t intend it to be a song of the
moment. According to Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture” is
exactly what the title states, confronting issues that are
bigger than all of us.
“I wasn’t gonna make just a George Floyd song,” Lil Baby
said around the 16-minute mark. “I mentioned what kind
of happened in the song a little bit, but it was the whole
[experience]. It wasn’t just that incident because it was
bigger than that incident. Not saying that incident was not
bigger than other incidents, but it was just my chance to
speak on the whole thing.”
When it comes to speaking up on political and
controversial issues, Lil Baby said he rather keep his
thought to himself, especially with cancel culture running
rampant in the modern era.
“I don’t really catch what’s going on or what people are
saying,” he continued. “I don’t really wanna just speak on
situations, especially when I don’t know the whole
backstory [because] something I say might get
misinterpreted. So, I’m quiet as far as me posting.”
Lil Baby further explained he would rather speak his
mind through his music. The issues the country faces are
more than just about one person who was murdered at
the hands of police brutality.
“I know people, personally, who got killed by the police,”
he said. “That would be fake of me to post about [Floyd]
when I ain’t even post about somebody I know who is
going through [a similar situation].” Lil Baby says he will
continue to express his feelings regarding what’s going on
in the world around him.