Jeezy stopped by Hot 97 this week, during which he discussed his falling out with former CTE artist Freddie Gibbs.
During the interview, the Atlanta rapper said he offered all the support he could to help Freddie, investing a lot of his own money and even put him on a record with Eminem, but things just didn’t work out. He says they had a phone conversation and he thought the split was amicable, but Gibbs lashed out at him in the media and on records after.
Well, Freddie Gibbs heard the interview and traveled to Hot 97 to tell his own side to the story, calling Jeezy’s recollection the “movie version” and his the “real one.”
In regard to Jeezy’s claims that Gibbs ruined his relationship with Eminem, the indie rapper explained that he’s unsure how he ruined any relationship… and even said he initially didn’t want to do the record, simply because he doesn’t even know Eminem.
“I want to clear that up. Because I didn’t — How did I mar your relationship with Eminem? I didn’t do anything of the sort,” said Freddie. “I wasn’t involved in that whole process. I got — he brought a song to me. Asked me to get on it and I got on it. I was just doing what my superior at that time was telling me to do… I actually, honestly was against it. To be honest. I didn’t want to get on the Eminem song because that isn’t the approach that I wanted to [take]… For one, I didn’t like the song. I’mma keep it real with you. Let’s just be real. I didn’t like song. So, I ain’t want to get on it… I told him I didn’t want to be on it. It wasn’t my thing. It’s something else under that, but we ain’t gon’ speak on that. But I just didn’t want to — I wasn’t comfortable being — I’m not really comfortable with being on records with cats really if we don’t kinda like talk. So, I kinda wanted to establish that first before I — Cause to me it kinda looked like you thirsty.”
Prior to the Eminem topic, Gibbs explained that the rift between himself and Jeezy really stemmed from their varying approaches to the music industry. He also said that he too thought the split was fine, but began to lash out against Jeezy when he felt the rapper made it seem that he was a charity case and made false claims against him.
“The reason that things didn’t work out between me and Young Jeezy was I mean, just because our approach to things, to the industry …. My approach to the industry was a tad bit different than his is,” Gibbs explained. “So, I wanted to approach my career in a different way. He wanted to go a different way, and us not seeing eye to eye is eventually what happened. The reason why I lashed out the way I did with the records and the words I said is truly because of — I mean, because of what was said yesterday.
“He made it seem like he saved some little, poor Gary boy to the rap game. And that definitely isn’t the case,” he added. “Before I got with Young Jeezy, I was on the cover of XXL. Before I got with Young Jeezy, I was on tours. Before I got with him, I was making money. I didn’t take a dollar from Young Jeezy. So, that 300K, 400K thing, that’s a total lie. I’ve never took a dollar from Young Jeezy. No advance, no anything of that nature. We shot one video. That video that he spoke of. And that video got trashed because it wasn’t to my liking. So, there were no videos… This the business. We all do things that lose money. I shoot videos all the time out my pocket. And if I don’t like ’em I just trash ’em. You know what I mean? And go back to the drawing board. So, he might have took a loss right there. But any other losses that he was speaking of that was totally untrue.”