News: DJ Drama Gets At Young Jeezy, "I Could Go Deeper Into His Angry Reaction To Me Working W/ Gucci"
Saturday, Aug 1, 2009 6:00AM
DJ Drama has responded to Young Jeezy's recent interview leak, which dissed the popular deejay, by releasing a statement explaining how their falling out was largely due to Gucci Mane.
In addition to calling Jeezy's harsh words "cowardly," Drama also questioned the rapper's true motives.
"After reading Jeezy's unprovoked insults in that XXL article, it seems like the guy's pretty emotional if u ask me!," Jeezy wrote in a statement on Friday (July 31). "Now I've never spoken on our issues because I believe grown man business is just that, and running to the media to whine is not my thing...I never charged Jeezy for nuthin'. I did 2 Slick Pulla tapes (4th Ward Day, Election Day) for free and a Bloodraw tape (The Indictment Papers) for free. Anything Jeezy ever needed from me, I did without hesitation. He doesn't want to deal with the real reason why he's mad...The tension between us actually started when I deejayed his USDA release party (FOR FREE) and I played a Gucci Mane record. He stormed out of his own party and didn't speak to me for about 2-3 months. Me being a DJ, I was just rockin' the crowd and giving the people what they had been requesting. I don't get involved in that other stuff...I could go deeper into his angry reaction to me working with Gucci but, again, I'm a stand-up guy. I'm loyal to those who are loyal to me. I'm not even thinkin bout Jeezy. Why all the tough talk to the dj who doesn't say nothin to him but he doesn't say nothin tough to the rappers that diss him like Pimp C? I was shocked by his cowardly attempt to try to slander my name in the upcoming XXL article. And what's the most shocking is to see him side with the FEDs in my arrest! Wow, since when did that become gangster?!? I'm chillin, never said nuthin' negative about dude. Check his character...or better yet, ask those around him that he's done dirty. Ask the folks who ain't with him anymore, like Coach K, Twin, his former security Big Sam, or my homie Roccett..." (Rap Radar)
Drama previously promised fans to expect his response following Jeezy's interview leak.
"D*mn what did I land to," he wrote Thursday (July 30). "Lol...It'll get addressed people, don't believe them lies...!" (DJ Drama's Twitter)
The Snowman's controversial statements regarding Drama landed online Thursday (July 30) afternoon.
"Drama just started acting like a b*tch," Jeezy said in an interview for the September issue of XXL Magazine. "Drama wanted to be Khaled, but he didn't want to help nobody. He just changed, period. Look at his crew. The same n*ggas ain't around him. You ain't never been in no streets. I could never have no beef with a n*gga like that. He's a cornball. You made millions off my mixtapes, to the point where the f*ckin' feds scooped you up for bootlegging. I never even made the money he made off of Trap or Die or Tha Streets Iz Watchin, because they were selling and distributing them and making money...I'm not hating. But we will never do a mixtape together. I didn't charge that nigga for [contributing a verse to the song "5000 Ones," on Drama's official Atlantic Records debut]. But then when I need [a tape for one of my artists], and you want to charge me $20,000? I'll slap the sh*t out of Drama. He knows that. He wasn't loyal. But me putting my hands on that man ain't gonna make him respect what I'm saying. I'm just not gonna f*ck with him anymore." (Karen Civil)
Drama previously touched on the duo's shaky relationship but did not specify what sparked their issues.
"It is what it is," Drama said in an interview. "We made a lot of history together though. We put a lot of bangin' mixtapes out. There's a lot of rumors spreading around the Internet, you know. They said my chain was snatched and I got bloodied up. It got a little crazy out there but you know, there was a scuffle, grown men business. Nothing crazy, nothing serious. It happens everyday. (This Is 50)
Check out a video of DJ Drama speaking on Young Jeezy below: