Things are heating up between Jeezy and Freddie Gibbs.
Jeezy's Seen It All is less than a month away and the rapper is beginning to ramp up his press tour. Stopping in with Ebro, Miss Info & Laura Stylez at Hot 97, Jeezy discussed a multitude of topics ranging from his new single "Seen It All" to his interest in Nicole Murphy. Most headline-grabbing of all, however, was a brief discussion with the radio hosts about his long-lasting beef with former CTE signee Freddie Gibbs.
"When the whole ordeal was going on, I was more disappointed than anything," said Jeezy. "I messed up a lot of relationships, even with Eminem, just by me putting Gibbs on the record that was for me and, trying to convince Em to do the record, and the record leaking in the process. That burned a great bridge for me. Eminem is my dude. Me putting [Gibbs] on song with T.I.--putting him on three or four of my mixtapes--and me paying for videos that he didn't use because when he showed up to the set too late for them to shoot, and it's all my money. You know what I'm saying?"
Jizzle continued to say that he found Gibbs immensely talented, and wanted to do everything he could to boost the rapper's career. Unfortunately, he claims, Gibbs was asking for more money than he could afford to put out, leading to confrontation between the two on social media.
Since the release of the interview to YouTube, Gibbs has taken to Twitter to announce that he would be appearing on the radio tomorrow to address Jeezy's "lies."
View Jeezy's full interview below. He begins to address his situation with Gibbs at the 29 minute mark.
[UPDATE: Gibbs responds to Jeezy's "lies"]
As promised, Freddie Gibbs arrived in-person on Hot 97 to refute the claims made by his former label head Jeezy. Describing Jeezy's take on the origins of the beef as "the movie version" of things, the ESGN rapper told his side of the story.
"First and foremost, there was a—Let me say this first, I have a respect for Young Jeezy," he began. "If I didn’t then I wouldn’t have decided to—I wouldn’t have decided to go over to CTE to try to further my career over there. So, let me get that out the way first. But the reason that things didn’t work out between me and Young Jeezy was I mean, just because our approach to things, to the industry…My approach to the industry was a tad bit different than his is. So, I wanted to approach my career in a different way. He wanted to go a different way. And us not seeing eye to eye is eventually what happened. The reason why I lashed out the way I did with the records and the words I said is truly because of—I mean, because of what was said yesterday.
“He made it seem like he saved some little, poor Gary boy. To the rap game. And that definitely isn’t the case,” he added. “Before I got with Young Jeezy I was on the cover of XXL. Before I got with Young Jeezy I was on tours. Before I got with him I was making money. I didn’t take a dollar from Young Jeezy. So, that 300K, 400K thing, that’s a total lie. I’ve never took a dollar from Young Jeezy. No advance, no anything of that nature. We shot one video. That video that he spoke of. And that video got trashed because it wasn’t to my liking. So, there were no videos…This the business. We all do things that lose money. I shoot videos all the time out my pocket. And if I don’t like ‘em I just trash ‘em. You know what I mean? And go back to the drawing board. So, he might have took a loss right there. But any other losses that he was speaking of that was totally untrue.”
Meanwhile, in regard to Jeezy's claims that Gibbs ruined his relationship with Eminem, Gibbs has a few less than kind words.
"How did I mar your relationship with Eminem? I didn’t do anything of the sort. I wasn’t involved in that whole process. I got—He brought a song to me. Asked me to get on it and I got on it. I was just doing what my superior at that time was telling me to do…I actually, honestly was against it. To be honest. I didn’t want to get on the Eminem song because that isn’t the approach that I wanted to [take]…For one, I didn’t like the song. I’mma keep it real with you. Let’s just be real. I didn’t like song. So, I ain’t want to get on it…I told him I didn’t want to be on it. It wasn’t my thing. And it’s something else under that, but we ain’t gon’ speak on that. But I just didn’t want to—I wasn’t comfortable being—I’m not really comfortable with being on records with cats really if we don’t kinda like talk. So, I kinda wanted to establish that first before I—Cause to me it kinda looked like you thirsty.”
View the full interview below.