When it comes to controversy, Young Jeezy isn’t looking for it, but if it comes his way, he’s not running from it either.
For those unaware, the southern rap star had a face-to-face confrontation with Rick Ross at the recent 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards in the ATL, which reported began with a shouting match, escalated into shoving, and finally, gunshots in the parking lot — the latter was later denied. This week, he finally cleared the air on Los Angeles’ Power 106 radio station, during an interview on Big Boy’s Neighborhood.
“So me and [Ross] never really seen each other face-to-face and I just felt like he spoke, I spoke, and that was basically it,” Jeezy said. “But at the end of the day, it’s been going on for a while, so I just felt like if it was to be handled, it should have been handled there. We either gon’ get past it or keep moving. So in my words, I just feel like a lot of these cats are actor rappers. And I’m Jeezy — they could never be me. That’s just pretty much that.”
While he declined to get into specifics, Jeezy made it clear that no one put their hands on him, personally. Beyond that, he’s not focused on anything but his business.
As the interview continued, he also responded to some recent comments fellow ATL peer Gucci Mane had for him — he said he had no respect for Jeezy.
“I mean, I feel like everybody know that boy retarded, nobody take him seriously,” Jeezy said, referring to Gucci Mane. “He got an ice cream cone on his face. That being said, I’m not going back. I’m going forward. And then it’s crazy because they’ll call you and want you on songs. And then when you don’t get on a song, that’s what happens.”
According to Jeezy, he declined to collaborate with Gucci on numerous occasions, and because of that, he claims the rapper is upset.