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.
âTo be honest, it could have [worked]â he said of his plans for Gibbs. âI 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 didnât use cause he didnât like em. And it wasnât his money. So, at the end of the day my whole thing was to him was âI took you to every label in the game. They donât wanna sign you. I donât have no reasonâI love you. You know what Iâm saying? I think your music is dope, but they donât want to sign you.â
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 âYo, I canât really spend my money on you. I got family, other shit I gotta take care of. So, Iâll help you all I can, but I canât fund it anymore.â," he recalled telling the rapper. "Conversation went well. We got off the conversation it was straight, love. I hear diss records. What Iâm supposed to do? Iâm not replying to that. Nigga, we getting moneyâ¦At the end of the day we all tried. It didnât work. That shit happens in business all the time.â
Watch the full interview, in which he also explains the inspiration for his upcoming album, Seen It All, below.