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AUDIENCE: Yachty! Yachty! Yachty!
Filming with their phones, a large audience of young people crowds barriers in front of the stage. Some
jump up and down.
AUDIENCE: Yachty! Yachty! Yachty! Yachty!
On the darkened stage, Lil Yachty holds a microphone.
LIL YACHTY: Hello, hello. Hello?
Over a black screen, the voice echoes. Then, a tropical beat plays as a view travels past towering palm
trees. The sun shines over houses crowding a hillside.
LIL YACHTY: You know, when the state tour first started, I was real proud.
A Mercedes van pulls into a driveway.
LIL YACHTY: I mean, I'm still proud.
A bodyguard stands by as Lil Yachty climbs out of the van.
LIL YACHTY: But, I mean just, like, it's just, it's your life. You're a performer. That's what you do, you
Wearing clear beads at the end of his red braids and gold chains over a black tee-shirt, Lil Yachty stares
at the driveway. Later, he sits in a living room in front of a blonde woman with papers. Behind her, a
LIL YACHTY: Some people wake up and go to an office.
Lil Yachty stares down the camera as the man adjusts the settings. Then, Lil Yachty interviews.
LIL YACHTY: I get in front of a crowd of people and play music. I go to a studio and make songs, I don't
Palm trees stretch into a cloudless sky. A distorted voice from an R&B song sings over a beat. A balcony
view finds Lil Yachty and a photo crew in a backyard.
LIL YACHTY (singing): How long?
A photographer takes a photo of Lil Yachty with a yellow mesh scarf draped on either side of his head.
Then, in hazy sunlight, the photographer stands over Lil Yachty as he snaps another photo. Someone
snaps a clapperboard in front of Lil Yachty in the driveway. He smirks.
LIL YACHTY: Hey, it's Lil Yachty, you feel me?
He smiles with gold teeth and waves to the back yard with the yellow scarf.
LIL YACHTY: So, just got done with that. The shoot was cool. So now we finna go to the Strip. Round
Two, my favorite store. We finna go cop some, you know, some swag. So, you know, I show you how I
He heads toward the van. Later, a view travels down a highway. In the van, Lil Yachty checks his phone.
The back of his leather phone case reads "Boat" in gold lettering. A guy in the back of the van grins.
LIL YACHTY: I literally lived the exact same lifestyle when I was at my mom's house.
Lil Yachty laughs in the van. Back at the house, he interviews.
LIL YACHTY: Like, I literally don't -- It almost seems fake, but I don't do nothing differently.
Lil Yachty climbs out of the van onto a sidewalk and a hip-hop beat plays.
LIL YACHTY: Like, I forget that I'm a rapper half the time. I forget that I can't just walk in public places. I
forget I can't just get out my bed and just run to the mall to grab something.
Lil Yachty interviews. On the Strip, a camera crew lingers around him near a sign for an ATM. In a store,
he surveys a wall filled with shelves of sneakers. Another guy holds a stack of cash. Lil Yachty
LIL YACHTY: Like, I literally forget these things all the time.
At night, a crowd gathers near a store. Cheering, they take pictures and film with their phones as Lil
Yachty gets out of the van.
MALE INTERVIEWER: Why do you think that, like, teens and the youth are so attracted to--I won't even
just say your music, but, like, your movement?
Lil Yachty interviews.
LIL YACHTY: 'Cause they can relate to me. I think they feel like they see themselves in me.
A long line of teens stretches down a block. They wait, laugh in groups, and tap on their phones.
LIL YACHTY: They just understand what I talk about sometimes and what I'm going through, whatever
A Lil Yachty song plays as Lil Yachty signs the inside brim of a baseball cap. He poses for a photo, then
signs the back of a kid's tee-shirt. The boy takes a photo of him, then Lil Yachty interviews.
LIL YACHTY: I just, I love the youth. I love the young, I do. They're cooler than me, so.
In camo pants and red sneakers, Lil Yachty walks a hallway backstage.
LIL YACHTY: I'm the same person I was year ago, you know?
In a venue, a crowd waits, watching the stage. Lil Yachty interviews.
LIL YACHTY: I'm the same person as that person looking up to me. I go on stage and I do my thing and
kill it, but like, you know, I'm just like anybody else.
The excited crowd jumps and sings along. On stage, Lil Yachty jumps and raps into a microphone. Teens
film on their phones as laser lights flash.
LIL YACHTY: Only difference is all these cameras around me, but I just--I do me, you know?
Lil Yachty sprays water across the excited audience. He interviews.
LIL YACHTY: A big part of doing me is, you know, living tobacco-free.
A hand holds a phone above the cheering audience to film a video of Lil Yachty on stage. He jumps in
unison with the crowd.
LIL YACHTY: When I tell rappers, other big rappers in the game, they actually applaud me.
SD : Interviewing, Lil Yachty straightens in his chair.
LIL YACHTY: Like, "That's good, man. I respect you." You know? Every time, that's always the answer.
Hundred percent. It's "Dang, man. I wish I could do that." Or, "Dang, man. I respect you." It's always a
Lil Yachty and another performer splash water from bottles over the raging crowd. Interviewing, Lil
Yachty shakes his head.
LIL YACHTY: I'm trying to stay in this game for a long time, and can't nothing get in the way of that.
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