Rapper DDG went viral this week after a clip from a recent interview showed his “real voice.”
In the viral clip, the interviewer asks, “I don’t understand maybe it’s an inside joke, but we had 200 people say ask him about his real voice. What does that mean? Is that an inside joke?” DDG responds, “No, it’s real.” The interviewer asks confused, “What they don’t think your voice is real?”
“No, I really talk like–,” DDG responds in his “real voice” as one host screams “What the f—.”
“That’s not how you really talk,” one of the hosts says to the rapper. DDG responds, “This is my real voice.”
He then adds in his fake voice, “I just talk like this when I try to make music and content and s—.”
“But I really talk like this in real life,” he adds in his deep voice.
Since that clip has gone viral, the Michigan-bred rapper opened up in a new YouTube video about how his insecurity with his deep voice played a role in concealing it from his fans.
“I did like, a podcast a little bit ago and I exposed my real voice – and this just goes to show why I don’t use it. I just get real insecure, I don’t like to really, like, expose myself like that,” DDG says around the 21-minute mark. “I like to stay low-key and just be who I am. And a lot of people be like, ‘Damn, why don’t you just talk in your real voice or rap in your real voice?’ I just feel like it’s too mu’f—in deep, so I be trying to like, talk regular.”
He continued to be vulnerable in the video about how his “fake voice” is more relatable to fans and that his “real voice” would garner more jokes.
“It’s just easier for me to grow as a musical artist, creator, and s—,” he added. “I just feel like if I use my deep voice, a lot of y’all wouldn’t take me seriously, and it’d be like, funny. I see a lot of people laughing about it and s—, and that’s just like, that’s why I don’t like really using it like that. A lot of motherfuckers take that s— like it’s a motherf—in’ joke, but it’s just me like, opening up.”
Take a look at DDG’s explanation on his “real voice” below: