With his Seen It All: The Autobiography album due out September 2nd, Jeezy stopped by Hot 97 this week to discuss his music and career… but also discussed his former artist Freddie Gibbs.
During the interview, the ATL rap star says he feels like Gibbs ruined some of his relationships with other artists, including Eminem.
“When the whole ordeal was going on, I was more disappointed than anything,” Jeezy said. “I messed up a lot of relationships, even with Eminem, just by me putting Gibbs on the record that was for me and, trying to convince Em to do the record, and the record leaking in the process. That burned a great bridge for me.
“Eminem is my dude. Me putting [Gibbs] on a song with T.I., putting him on three or four of my mixtapes, and me paying for videos that he didn’t use because he didn’t like them or when he showed up to the set too late for them to shoot, and it’s all my money.”
He also spoke about this very issue in July, during an interview with Elliott Wilson.
“I put him on a song with Eminem. I put him on a song with T.I. I put him on numerous mixtapes that I had. I took him on tour. Took him around the world,” Jeezy explained. “I spent money on videos that he didn’t use cause he didn’t like em. And, it wasn’t his money. So, at the end of the day, my whole thing was to him was ‘I took you to every label in the game. They don’t wanna sign you. I don’t have no reason — I love you. You know what I’m saying? I think your music is dope, but they don’t want to sign you.’ So, at the end of the day when I called him up, I was like ‘Yo, I can’t really spend my money on you. I got family, other sh*t I gotta take care of. So, I’ll help you all I can, but I can’t fund it anymore.’ Cool. Conversation went well. We got off the conversation it was straight, love. I hear diss records. What I’m supposed to do? I’m not replying to that.”
In addition to talking Freddie Gibbs with Hot 97, Jeezy also compared himself to Tupac.
“Nobody in this game got my credentials,” he says. “Just me and ‘Pac. As far as Hov, Hov is a businessman. Me and ‘Pac is more so on revolutionary leadership. Hov, that’s my G. I respect anything he do. But, he’s a boss. He makes boss moves. Me and ‘Pac, we always on the ground level, trying to motivate and inspire.”