“Oprah’s Bank Account,” featuring Drake and DaBaby, comes with a hysterical nine-minute mini-movie in which Yachty plays a convincing Oprah Winfrey. The song will be a hit on its own, but it takes on a new life thanks to Yachty’s portrayal of America’s favorite talk-show host! In a recent interview with Complex Yachty had this to say:
Why did you want to get involved with LG’s culture campaign?
As an artist, I realized the most important thing to me is to be different. Every phone is touchscreen, but I like to always start with something different, with anything I do. I like to be different. Ever since I came in, people have been turning their back on me, and I always felt like the underdog. I just felt different. Ain’t no other phone got two screens. That’s different. I like that, and want to be associated with it, as opposed to everybody else going this way or going that way.
You mentioned the dual screens. Can you elaborate on why this is so unique?
It’s not a feature that’s common. It’s clearly different. I don’t think everybody can relate to this, but my computer has two screens, too. Some people have two screens on their computers, but being able to do two things at one time, it’s a lot easier. I’m able to get more than one thing done, you know, juggle two things at once. I can play a game or stream online, look at the analytics. You could have YouTube running and your Instagram on at the same time, or be sending a text and have Instagram going at the same time. It’s pretty cool. It sheds a lot of time.
“Drake follows my finsta, which is crazy. And he was like, ‘Yo, this is dope,’ which blew my mind.”
How did your collaboration with Drake and DaBaby on “Oprah’s Bank Account” come about?
I did the song by myself. DaBaby, he had a meet and greet in Atlanta, and I went. I didn’t necessarily know he was going to like this song or want to get on it. I didn’t play it for him and he hadn’t heard it. But I hung out with him for three or four hours there, and I was like, “You want to go to the studio?” He came and I played it, and he loved it. He thought it was a hit, so he hopped on it, which was really cool. That was maybe three or four days after I made it.