After years of tension and much worse — between Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy — the Atlanta rappers have finally put their long-running feud to an end.
The rappers buried the hatchet on Thursday night (December 3) during DJ Drama’s live Gangsta Grillz Radio show on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 radio station, when Gucci chimed to call a truce with Jeezy.
This all happened while Gucci is behind bars serving a year for a parole violation.
“I’m a hundred percent down with it [squashing the beef], you know I’m 10 toes forward,” Gucci said on air. “I’m with it and I think it’s a great idea and that’s what I’m fittin’ to do. I hope everybody is ready cause it’s back on.”
“That’s what it is homie,” Jeezy said in response. “What’s understood ain’t gotta be said man. We gonna do this for the city, so you just hold your head up. Me and Drama gonna hold it down brah, and that’s what it is. One hundred.”
The beef between the rap rivals began about five years ago, when they battled over the rights to the 2005 hit single “Icy,” which both rappers appeared on. It was originally intended for Jeezy’s debut, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, but ended up on Gucci’s independent album, Back to the Trap House.
Since then, both rappers have traded disses back and forth. But, it seems now, those days are over. Maybe the two can even work together … only time will have to answer that question though.
Also, in appearing as a special guest on Drama’s show, it seems the beef between between Drama and Jeezy was also squashed.
Their feud began over a year ago, resulting in Jeezy yelling “F*** DJ Drama” during a New York show last fall promoting his Recession LP. Since then, Jeezy explained that Drama wasn’t loyal to him in a summer issue of XXL magazine. He claimed that the DJ tried to charge him $20,000 to do a mixtape with an artist on his CTE label, even though he contributed a verse to Drama’s official Gangsta Grillz release.
“We will never do a mixtape together,” Jeezy said at the time. “I didn’t charge that n**** for [contributing a verse to the song ‘5000 Ones,’ on Drama’s official debut]. But then when I need [a tape for one of my artists], and you want to charge me $20,000?”
Drama denied this claim though, calling him a “bold face liar.”
This seems to be all in the past now.
“It wasn’t the easiest thing,” Drama told MTV about setting up the call.
“It’s way bigger than all of us. The way the city has been supporting all three of us, they deserve it,” Gucci said about squashing the beef. “It’s about that time. We getting older, growing, let’s do it for the city.”