Los Angeles, CA – Speaking with HipHopDX last year at Power 106’s Cali Christmas event, Lil Yachty said he was ready to take on acting in 2017.
“Working on my album,” he said of what he’d been up to. “Trying to get into acting and movies. Trying to get in all movies. I’m trying to be everywhere.”
Looks like he’s already ahead with his collaboration with Carley Rae Jepsen featured in a commercial for Target, which aired during the Grammy Awards and remade DJ E-Z Rock and Rob Base’s Hip Hop classic “It Takes Two.”
“It was just a good experience to be able to do something different than normal,” Yachty said to Billboard on the red carpet. “And I’m tryna get into acting, so to be on a Hollywood set and see how everything works, that was just educating me.” The reporter follows up by asking Yachty about his “dream role,” to which Lil Boat replies, “I don’t know. Maybe a thug or something.”
Of course, the Atlanta artist was at the Grammys to celebrate his nomination for his feature on D.R.A.M.’s platinum selling single “Broccoli.” His success is leading to his debut Quality Control debut Teenage Emotions.
Watch DX’s interview with Lil Yachty below.