Yung Berg has had a helluva ride in the hip-hop game.
In 2007, he broke onto the scene with the hit single “Sexy Lady,” before going on to release a string of charting hits. A year later, he was robbed of his jewelry on more than one occasion, smacked by Maino and was looked at as… well, a joke.
In the past year, he’s had a resurgence, thanks to a run on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, and a number of hits as a producer, including multiple credits on Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint.
In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Hitmaka (as he’s declared himself) looked back on the infamous 2008 chain-snatching in Detroit, calling it his biggest regret.
“My biggest regret, when that happened with me and Detroit and that situation with the Transformer chain or whatever,” Berg admitted. “It had nothing to do with me. I didn’t go with my gut. I was headlining the Summer Jam at that point, my gut instinct was, ‘Even though I’m f*cked up and I’m bruised up and this is happened, I’m gonna go headline that show because I got people and fans who really don’t give a f*ck about what happened in that club, who really enjoy me that I need to go and touch.’ Instead, I got on a private jet and went back to Atlanta and I didn’t speak about anything. That’s my biggest regret ever.
“If I’d have been more vocal, maybe people would have understood me,” he continued. “Maybe I would have been able to grab other people, maybe that wouldn’t have chased me for so long. At the end of the day I’m humble and I’m happy because God has blessed me to reemerge to do this again. So it’s all good.”