Is 2 Chainz signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music or not? That’s the million-dollar question right now, especially after Ye sent out on Friday (May 11) adding to the speculation.
The Chicago hip-hop superstar fueled rumors of a deal between 2 Chainz and his G.O.O.D. Music imprint via a brief comment on Twitter (@KanyeWest) Friday, when he wrote: “2 Chainz is charging 100k for a verse now cause he’s G.O.O.D!!!!!!”
Despite Ye hinting at his addition, 2 Chainz still won’t confirm or deny his affiliation.
The rapper appeared on Bootleg Kev’s Las Vegas radio show shortly after Kanye’s tweet on Friday, and addressed the G.O.O.D. Music rumors, leaving things as unclear as they were before the interview (#SMH).
“He just saying like I’m good, like I’m ill,” 2 Chainz said. “[Me and Kanye] was talking, and I was like, I think I was jeopardizing my brand sometimes by doing the homeboy special (referring to collaborations). I think he just felt like we should just put that out there that we ain’t doing no more of that. You too good…”
As 2 Chainz continued, he explained why his guest appearances will be far and few between from here on out.
“I would of done almost anything a couple months ago. It was really about reaching out, but you know … I still will, I’m still grounded, but it just makes sense for me to slow down a little bit being that I got an album [Based on a T.R.U. Story] coming out August the 14th.”
Before the interview ended, Kev did push for an answer about the G.O.O.D. Music rumors, 2 Chainz refused to answer.
“I love the element of surprise… I’m still into the element of surprise, so you just gotta [stay tuned]. My official statement is I got an album coming out August 14th, Based On A T.R.U. Story.”
There you have it folks, we’ll have to stay tuned. 2 Chainz is signed to Def Jam, and Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music is distributed through Def Jam, so the connection may very well happen.
2 Chainz’s Drake-assisted single, “No Lie,” is out now, and is currently in the top 10 on iTunes.