Tyga says that he was supposed to be featured on another song with Pop Smoke but his verse had to be removed because another artist didn’t want him on the track.
“We had did two records before he passed and then one of them – it was a conflict on it so I was like, ‘It’s cool, take me off of it. I ain’t tripping.’ Somebody else didn’t want me on the song right. Another artist,” Tyga said on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. “So I was like, ‘It’s cool. I ain’t tripping. Whatever, let’s just do something else.’ And he was cool like that.”
Tyga would not say who the other rapper was.
He continued: “And we did another song and then we finished it, but we didn’t finish the final song because he had passed right before the album came out. But he had text me, like, ‘Yo I wanna put a Latin artist on, a female artist. Who do you think?’ And I was like that we should put Karol G on it, because at the time I was like, ‘Karol G’s poppin. Let’s put her on it!’ So we end up putting her on it for that album.”
Pop Smoke was shot and killed in an apparent home invasion robbery on Feb. 19, 2020.