News: 2 Chainz Explains Kanye West, G.O.O.D. Music Signing Hype [Audio]
Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:39PM
Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has stepped forward to clear the air on a hyped up Kanye West tweet suggesting he is currently waving the G.O.O.D. Music flag.
According to Chainz, Ye was simply talking about his "good" talent and not a "G.O.O.D" Music record deal.
"He just said I'm good, like I'm ill. But we was talking and I think I was jeopardizing my brand sometimes by doing the homeboy special," Chainz said, referring to his knack for hooking artists up with guest features. "So I think he felt like we should just put that out there that we ain't doing no more of that -- I would have done almost anything a couple months ago, and it was all about really reaching out because I still will, I'm still grounded, but it made sense for me to slow down a little bit being that I got an album coming out August 14th. I'm still working on that -- I'm just trying to focus on 2 Chainz a little more." (Bootleg Kev)
Speculation over their perceived business relationship emerged heading into the weekend.
The G.O.O.D. news just keeps coming. According to Kanye West's Twitter page, the hip-hop star's label group may have a new member: "2 Chainz is charging 100k for a verse now cause he's G.O.O.D!!!!!!" 2 Chainz himself retweeted the comment, adding, "hahaaaa." The affiliation wouldn't be a surprise: 2 Chainz dropped one of those expensive verses on last month's "Mercy," the G.O.O.D. posse cut that also included Big Sean and Pusha T. (Billboard)
A few weeks ago, Chainz and West both made an appearance on BET's "106 & Park."
"I feel like Kanye is the best producer in the world," the rapper said. "The way that he sees things is just different from anyone else, so it's just an honor to be in the studio with him at the same time and just kinda clashing worlds. My resume is filled with street credibility music, trap rap, and he kind of brings color and images to what I'm doing, so he'll definitely be a part of my project." ("106 & Park")
The Atlanta rapper later explained why Yeezy gave "106 & Park" fans the silent treatment.
"That's my dog and he doesn't do press -- he didn't wanna do it period -- and they kind of forced his hand," 2 Chainz told MTV News of West's "106 and Park" appearance, from the set of MTV's "Hip Hop Squares. "I was like, 'You don't have to say nothing, bro,' because at the end of the day I knew he was up there supporting me, period." "I do a lot of things behind the scenes that people don't know [about], and they only see [what happens] on '106 and Park,' " 2 Chainz continued. "So that would've been another event where they wouldn't have known Kanye was back there, I wouldn't have name-dropped, that would've been part of my process of just working hard and grinding it out." (MTV)
Check out 2 Chainz's interview below: