Continuing with his streak of rap beefs, Gucci Mane puts Nicki Minaj and French Montana on blast for their lack of loyalty to him. Yo Gotti also gets the treatment, for using the Brick Squad "10/17" release date for his latest mixtape.
Gucci Mane’s name has come up a lot lately in relation to beef with other artists, most notably his long-time feud with Young Jeezy. In an interview with Hot 107 in Atlanta, Gucci was recently asked about where some of the beefs came from, and what his feelings were. When speaking about loyalty, Mane put two artists, Nicki Minaj and French Montana, who used to roll with him, on blast. Later speaking about issues with Yo Gotti, he called him out for releasing a mixtape on 10/17 (October 17th), the date reserved for 1017 Brick Squad Records affiliates.
Speaking on two artists who he felt he played an integral part in developing them at early stages in their careers, the Atlanta rapper called out both Nicki Minaj and French Montana. “When she came to Atlanta she gave me a shout out and said to ‘help me with my career’,” in reference to Nicki, “but at the end of the day, I just think a lot of times you keep it real with somebody, you can’t expect them to keep it real with you.” Gucci adds, “I tip my hat to Nicki for being a hard-worker, but at the same time she know she ain’t keep it real.” Same thing goes for Bad Boy’s Montana, as Mane says, “French Montana knows he ain’t keep it real,” meaning the Moroccan rapper turned his back on him after becoming famous.
The subject of Yo Gotti came out, and Gucci did not mince words, and says his issues with Gottis started when he tried to use the 10/17 release date for a mixtape, which Mane feels was a ploy to make people think they were working together.
“Gotti was cool, until he turned into a buster...we was cool until this point right here...my main problem with him was he dropped his mixtape on 10/17 like he trying to ride my wave, like he was an artist of mine and we get some kinda money together,” Gucci further says, “On a day when all my label drop their mixtapes on 10/17...why would you drop that on 10/17 and when I call you as my partner you say “I didn’t know you was dropping a mixtape”...made me lose all respect for him, instantly.”
The Brick Squad talent was clear that he was not trying to purposely start beef, saying, “when they start spilling into my business and my affairsd, I’m a vocal person and I just have to speak on it,” and that he’s open to hearing these people out, “I didn’t put that out there for the media, I put that out there for that person, if that person got a problem, that person can always pull up on me and tell me how they feel, and we can resolve it.”