News: Wale & Big Sean Are "F*cking Weirdos", Says Freddie Gibbs
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 11:40AM
Indiana spitter Freddie Gibbs may have ruffled some feathers by labeling fellow burgeoning rappers Wale and Big Sean as "weirdos", claiming their style of music can't be categorized.
Asked about a comparison of Wale and Big Sean, Gibbs shared his view on both emcees.
"What kind of guy is that? See, you can't even f*cking pinpoint it. You can't even put these n*ggas in a box and label it. All of these n*ggas. Big Sean, Wale. You just said 'Big Sean is like a Wale kind of guy.' What is that? F*cking weirdos, right?" (Complex)
Gibbs also described how he views West Coast rapper Lil B's music.
"That's some buttf*ck rap. That's a whole issue. I'm saying, you can't even put these n*ggas [like Wale and Big Sean] in a category," Gibbs added. "You don't know what the f*ck they are. I'm a gangsta rapper. That sh*t is just like if you had a box in here of sh*t you didn't want, it was just miscellaneous sh*t, that's where you'd throw them n*ggas. It's a box of lost and found sh*t." (Complex)
Despite Gibbs' opinion, Rick Ross recently spoke highly of Wale's style.
"After spending months of my summer working with Kanye, I learned and seen so many different visions and ideas come to light. I was there for 'Flashing Lights', when it was actually titled another title that me and Kanye went back and forth about. And when I think about Wale, I think about Kanye. And the kind of rhymes Wale has been laying down the last few months, since we been in the studio, I'm pretty sure there's gonna be a lot of similarities as far as the pictures that he paints," the Bawse continued. "Of course, Kanye is one of the greats of our time, but I see that same potential in Wale." (MTV)
Although he called out Lil B at a Brooklyn concert last April, Gibbs later clarified his remarks.
"Let me set the record straight, period, -- I don't have no issue with any rappers," Gibbs promised in an interview. "Because, at the end of the day, this is rap, you know? With me, as a fan, a critic, I got the right to say my opinion...I don't got anything against what Lil B or anybody is doing. You a black man, and you out here generating capital, generating money for your family. I'm all for it. That you're delivering a message that I don't agree with, I'm definitely gonna say that...If I don't say nothing -- everybody gonna co-sign something they don't agree with deep down...I'm not gonna beat him up when I see him." (Billboard)
Check out a recent Freddie Gibbs interview below: