Jeezy gives some insight on how his business relationship with Freddie Gibbs ceased.
When Jeezy first took Freddie Gibbs under his wing, it seemed like a match made in heaven. However, after some time under the CTE World imprint, Gibbs parted ways with Jeezy. While things seemed amicable at first, Gibbs launched numerous disses at Jeezy after some time had passed. The Atlanta rapper never responded, but in an interview with Elliott Wilson, he explained exactly why the two had to go their separate ways.
“To be honest, it could have [worked]” he said of his plans for Gibbs. “I put him on a song with Eminem. I put him on a song with T.I. I put him on numerous mixtapes that I had. I took him on tour. Took him around the world. I spent money on videos that he didn’t use cause he didn’t like em. And it wasn’t his money. So, at the end of the day my whole thing was to him was ‘I took you to every label in the game. They don’t wanna sign you. I don’t have no reason—I love you. You know what I’m saying? I think your music is dope, but they don’t want to sign you.’
Jeezy explained that despite his best attempts to put Freddie on the map, he could no longer afford to support his career. "At the end of the day when I called him up I was like ‘Yo, I can’t really spend my money on you. I got family, other shit I gotta take care of. So, I’ll help you all I can, but I can’t fund it anymore.’," he recalled telling the rapper. "Conversation went well. We got off the conversation it was straight, love. I hear diss records. What I’m supposed to do? I’m not replying to that. Nigga, we getting money…At the end of the day we all tried. It didn’t work. That shit happens in business all the time.”
Watch the full interview, in which he also explains the inspiration for his upcoming album, Seen It All, below.