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Rich the Kid Tells Wild Origin Story of His ‘Magic’ Phone With ‘Everybody’s Contacts in the World’

Rich the Kid reveals he has a phone containing “everybody’s contacts in the world.”

In an interview with Jordan Rose of Complex, Rich recalls being in disbelief over the roster in his “magic” phone, which includes everyone from Miley Cyrus to Kanye West to Frank Ocean.

“I really don’t know how it happened,” the 31-year-old said. “I think I got locked up one time, and then I got my phone back and I just had everybody’s number.”

The Atlanta rapper said he once unsuccessfully tried to reach out to Frank via FaceTime. He was able to get touch with Ye, but he did not know who he was speaking to. However, that didn’t stop him from making the best of the situation.

“I [also] had Ye’s email, and I FaceTimed him one time randomly,” he remembered. “Then he’s like, ‘Hello, who the fuck is this?’ And I screenshot it, I posted it, and people was like, ‘Oh yeah, Rich and Ye are doing something.'”

Rich credits the magic phone with helping him land a deal with Interscope in 2017 following his departure from Quality Control.

“When I was leaving QC, I had to do a buyout situation and I was really fucked up. I didn’t have any money, but I had the magic contacts, and I went to every single record label. I had every label, every exec’s [number], everybody,” he said. “So I called every label. The only person that really answered was Manny Smith from Interscope, and he told me to pull up like, ‘Yo, come play the music, let me hear.’ And that’s how I got my deal, through the magic contact list.”

View news Source: https://www.complex.com/music/a/jose-martinez/rich-the-kid-story-magic-phone-with-everybodys-contacts

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