Emotionally Scarred

Album: My Turn (2020)
Charted: 31

Songfacts®:

  • Dominique "Lil Baby" Jones grew up in poverty, raised by his single mom in the Section 8 housing projects of Atlanta. He has been learning to make money since childhood, initially as a local hustler, before committing to rap for a safer income stream. Here, Lil Baby raps about his rise to touring around the world.

    Young age, learned how to get paid
    We gon' get the money
    Big stage, long way from Section 8
    Ballin' other countries


    However, Lil Baby's come-up from his old hood life has scarred his mindset.

    I know I wasn't there for you, at least I said I'm sorry
    You know what it was, I told you that I was heartless
    I'm emotionally scarred, that ain't even your fault
    But don't listen to them haters tryna fill your ears with salt


    Speaking in an interview with The New York Times, Lil Baby said: "I don't miss my old life at all. Period."
  • Frequent collaborator Twysted Genius is the beat maker. It is one of four My Turn songs he supplied the the production for - the single "Sum 2 Prove" is another one.

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