News: Young Jeezy Reportedly Denies Name Change
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 10:30AM
Southern rapper Young Jeezy has denied shortening his rap alias to just "Jeezy" after reports about the name change surfaced last month.
Speaking with MTV News editor Shaheem Reid at a Fat Joe video shoot yesterday (April 12), Jizzle said he still goes by his original alias.
"@djrtodaizza Sean and LV are two of my favs. They need to get more credit for being OGs and just 4 being dope ("Roc Boys" horns blasting)! At the Joey Crack/Jeezy video shoot. All black everything! Don't get it confused. Jeezy just told me he's still "Young Jeezy." @LamonteBall looking real "nice" up in there." (Shaheem Reid's Twitter)
Reports last month suggested he changed his rap alias.
First Diddy dropped the P. from his name, then Bow Wow grew out of his Lil status, and now Jeezy has decided he no longer wants to be Young. Jay Jenkins' name change graces the cover art for "Lose My Mind," the street single from his forthcoming album Thug Motivation 103. The moniker first appeared on the credits for Rihanna's "Hard," but it's now official. So Jeezy it is. (Rap-Up)
Currently, Jeezy is putting the finishing touches on his upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album.
"But June, by the way," he said of the LP's release date. "That's what I'm thinking. If you the boss, you can talk like that. I'm thinking June. I wanna own the summer. If you coming out [with an album] in June, you might wanna think about that, bruh. TM103, I will be there...I'm just going in, basically handling my business. I gotta say what's on my mind. But I'm not here to sell you on no album. Like I said, June, you will be surprised, homie. That's real talk. I been working on this. I been back in the lab...I got you." (MTV)
He recently discussed his close knit relationship with fellow Atlanta, Georgia rapper T.I.
"I always took this thing like me and Tip was like Big and Jay. Just in the sense of we always coexist. We really never had no issues or nothing we couldn't work out. And if it was it was just whatclub we meeting at. What time, you know what I'm saying? Anything he's done, I've pretty much supported him, just as well as anything I've done, he pretty much supported me. He like the cat on the other side of town who get money, too. And it's like that. You could be in the city and two n*ggas run the city, you know what I'm saying? Like, we been on a few tours together, you know, did a couple of classic records, and um, it's just one of those things. That's how I always looked at it. Like we was like Big and Jay. Pac and Snoop." (VIBE)
Check out a past Young Jeezy interview below: