Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy recently opened up on how his music has grown from embracement in the streets to admiration by women and how he has adapted to having a mass female fan base.
Asked to name his weirdest on-stage moment, Jeezy said realizing a shift from men to packed shows full of women tops everything.
“The weirdest thing was, I went on stage and when I first started, my core audience was just real street n*ggas and as I went on, ladies started to come to my shows and after awhile, it was a lot of ladies pushing their way to the front because normally n*ggas would be in the front. Before I hit the stage, I look around and see ten pairs of panties on the stage. I’m just looking like ‘Damn, I ain’t do no R&B sh*t.’ I thought it was weird at first. I’m cool with it now, but the first time it happened, I thought ‘Yo, what the f*ck?’ I thought it was dope because that’s the sh*t you see on TV, like the Five Heartbeats and all that sh*t.” (Global Grind)
A growth in fans is evident as his new Thug Motivation 103 album is en route to topple its competition next week.
Def Jam/IDJ’s Young Jeezy album, Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition, hits fourth, looks set for an impressive first week sales number of between 200-225k, based on one-day reports from those retailers who took time out from making fun of Newt Gingrich‘s double chin to respond. The South Carolina-born rapper’s previous album, The Recession, debuted with nearly 260k upon its release in Sept. 2008. (HITS Daily Double)
Jeezy’s album suffered a leak days prior to its release.
“Yeah, it’s all good, man,” Jeezy said during a live Ustream session. “We ain’t tripping off those suckers leaking nothing. Real n*ggas ride with real n*ggas, you know. Real n*ggas gonna go and purchase that album. That sh*t ain’t just about the music. It’s a movement, man. We all we got. It’s us and then it’s them, baby. You know what I mean? We all we got and I gotcha.” (Ustream)
Outside of fans and music, Jeezy recently reflected on President Barack Obama not reaching out to him despite putting out 2008’s “My President Is Black” anthem.
“I did felt a little played because I made the song to uplift what was going on and Dennis Miller and Bill O’Reilly, I felt kind of disrespected because everybody has a right to have an opinion but I felt like they tried to play me out like I was just some type of n*gga,” Jeezy explained in an interview. “I was bigger than that, I ‘am’ bigger than that. You couldn’t get them to go anywhere and 20,000 people recite every word they say. Nobody gives a f*ck what Dennis Miller says. I actually liked his show by the way, but I don’t watch it anymore. You know what I mean? And the whole thing with Obama, I’ve seen the Lady Gagas and everybody come to the White House and I sit back and I say, ‘D*mn, I really put in a lot of work. I really took the time out of what I was doing to really be down with the movement.’ I just felt like the hand wasn’t extended.” (The Life Files)
Check out a recent Young Jeezy interview down below: