Rising Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs is known for speaking his mind, even if someone else ain’t feelin’ it. Hey, it’s his opinion right? And, he’s entitled to it.
Most recently, he expressed his distaste for rapper Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, saying he feels both should take it down a notch.
Gibbs gave his opinion in a Twitter rant (@FreddieGibbs), calling out overzealous DJs, saying: “Much love to all the real DJs in the game. To all the ones that be tryin to rap and be diddy eat a d***.”
When asked by Complex.com who he was talking about, the rapper didn’t shy away from answering, specifically naming Khaled.
“Specifically I was talking about DJ Khaled, if people wanna know,” Gibbs tweeted. “I don’t like what he’s doing rapping on records and sh** like that, but you know, to each his own. I’m not taking away nothing that he did in the game or the success that he’s had, ’cause he’s done his thing and made bread, but I just think that so many n****s are making a mockery of this rap game right now.
“It’s like, real MCs doing they thang, putting this real shit down, real lyrics, and can’t get breathing room ’cause you got f*** sh** like that. I think that sh** is garbage. I don’t like what that sh** stand for.”
Gibbs later expressed his opinion on Rick Ross with Complex. While he admitted that the Miami rapper’s music is good, he says he simply can’t get over the fact that he rhymes about a lifestyle he allegedly never lived.
“[Rick Ross] makes good records, but I just can’t support no bold-faced lying on records,” Gibbs said. “I guess he’s entertaining people. It’s like a movie, like ‘Scarface.’ He can have that fake lane. I’ll stay in the real lane. We got a non-fiction lane of rap, that’s how I’m looking at it now. So you got that fiction lane over there where they’re doing all them. I do the non-fiction, the autobiography, the real sh**.”
Despite how it sounds, the Indiana rapper says he has no beef with either Ross, nor Khaled. To Gibbs, he’s just stating his opinion about their music.
“I don’t have no beef with no rappers,” Gibbs tweeted. “Just cuz I say don’t feel a n**** music don’t mean I got beef wit him. Get off the WWF sh**.”
Freddie Gibbs is set to drop a new EP next week, called Str8 Killa. It features production from DJ Burn One, Block Beattaz and Blended Babies, among others, and appearances by Chuck Inglish, Bun B, Jay Rock and more.
It drops August 3rd.