300 Entertainment’s founder Lyor Cohen and rapper Young Thug were the focus in a recent episode of CNBC’s “Follow the Leader” which aired on Wednesday (Apr. 13).
In an effort to get Thugga to follow his lead, the music exec tried to convince Thugga to do more interviews: he said, “I understand that you’re shy. But the fact of the matter is, your fans actually want to hear from you.”
The back and forth discussion took place prior to the release of Slime Season 3. The project went on to debut at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with 22,000 units.
“Follow the Leader” was shot prior to Cohen’s hospitalization for a pulmonary embolism this passed Saturday. The mogul reportedly chronicled his seizures on Snapchat.
Reported Cohen in a Snap story. “If it wasn’t for my son, and my best friend Norm, I would have been a goner…There’s actually nothing I could do. Anybody could get it. It’s a little blood clot that goes right up the body into the lungs and heart.”
Cohen is expected to make a full recovery according to a statement released by 300 about Cohen’s health: “He is currently being treated and is in stable condition at a local hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery and will be back in action very soon. Lyor, his family, and all at 300 Entertainment would like to thank everyone for their continued love and support.”
See a clip of Young Thug arguing with Lyor Cohen about doing interviews from Follow The Leader: