Freddie Gibbs Says Split With Young Jeezy’s CTE Label Wasn’t Amicable
Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs has been off Young Jeezy's CTE label since, at least, December, but he's still fielding questions about their split.
Although he's previously explained that Jeezy "moves differently" than him, resulting in his departure, but he offered more details recently, during an interview with Chicago radio show, The Morning Riot. In Gibbs' eyes, his former boss was more interested in the rapper pushing his CTE brand, rather than helping further his solo efforts.
"I can't really say it was amicable. I could just say that we agreed to disagree. We definitely disagreed," Gibbs said. "[Young Jeezy] moves in a different way that I move, and I just wanted to branch out and do my own thing. I felt like I was wasting time pushing someone else's brand when I could push my own and do my own thing. Because that's was what he was concerned with, pushing Jeezy. So I gotta be concerned with pushing Gibbs."
Gibbs said most up-and-comers just want to be down with another star, but that isn't what he's looking for. Ultimately, he wishes that people were "true to their word" in the game.
"I think a lot of guys just do be happy being down with these rap guys, but that just isn't me. Like I said, I earned my stripes in this game. I don't think that he knew what he was getting into and things of that nature. It was just a learning experience," the rapper explained. "I look at it like that. I just wish that guys would be true to their word in this game. If I tell you I'ma do something, then I'ma do it.
"You got a lot of these guys in this game proclaiming to be the realest, this and that. But when it all comes down to it, they not handling they business correctly. Because it's like this, man. If we doing things in the street and you do me bogus, it might end up with you getting handled. So, since we not in the street, you feel like you can play with my money on this rap side and there ain't gon' be no repercussions? Nah man. You not gon' play with me like that. So, to nip all of that in the bud, I just stepped off and did my thing."