Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs continues to remain in the music headlines, now taking his recent war of words toward ex-pal Young Jeezy and adding Dipset’s Jim Jones to the mix.
After airing out the “Snowman” a bit more, Freddie admitted he cannot co-sign Jones’ current Vampire Life movement.
“Rap needs a couple diss raps,” Gibbs said in an interview. “Rap’s too nice right now. I just think it’s got to be a couple jabs and I just think a lot of stuff, a lot of things the rap game and streets let slide like all the fake gang banging — it’s just too much for me. I have to speak on it. Jim Jones, I meant you too with all that fake gang banging. I see Jim Jones throwing up the vampire sh*t. I ain’t with that sh*t, man. It’s just a lot of sh*t that’s got to be checked.” (“Closed Sessions”)
Last summer, New York hip-hop artist Azealia Banks went at Jones and clowned his Vampire Life.
On Monday (August 6) the two Harlem rappers went at it once Azealia tried to claim that she used the word “vamp” prior to Jimmy’s Vampire Life movement and mixtape. Azealia first tweeted “VAMP: a very sexually/financially powerful woman who is usually characterized by a penchant for dark things; nighttime, witchcraft, .. Etc.”, possibly referring to a title of a new track she’s working on? The tweet then caused a fan to jump in making Banks aware that “vampin” is Jim Jones’ thing. After reading the tweets, Jim innocently jumped in responding “@Rahim_TheDream @AZEALIABANKS tht vamplife is contagious.” However, not one to take things lightly, the “212” rapper fired back writing, “@jimjonescapo yea I know! I wrote 212 in 2011 before ur song tho. That vamp sh– is some fashion stuff as well. In case u didn’t know.” A still-calm Jones responded, “@AZEALIABANKS u better check th credits boo we ain’t just start vampin we are vampin u r welcome to join it’s a lifestyle #vampirelife”. (RapFix)
Gibbs recently came clean on publicly blasting former boss Young Jeezy.
“I started seein’ the fake and the empty promises and all of that stuff and I just didn’t wanna be around that no more,” he said. “It’s tough meetin’ your heroes sometimes and kickin’ with them because when they take that cape off, boy o’ boy under that cape, sometimes it’s some scary lil’ boy hidin’ under that cape. … Yeah, death threats. Hey man, I know it hurts you to hear your favorite rapper’s a fraud. It ain’t my fault.” (MTV)
Gibbs raised eyebrows earlier in the week when asked about Jeezy’s support during his run at CTE.
“F*ck no. Anything he tells you, it’s going to be fake. I am going to give you the real. He gonna give you the sugarcoated version. That’s the difference between me and him. He gonna give you the sugarcoated sh*t, I am going to give you the real. At first, when that whole split happened, I was being political about it. I was thinking, ‘Man, I don’t want to f*ck up my relationship.’ But f*ck that sh*t, my n*gga. I’m feeding the whole city. That n*gga don’t do sh*t for me. I am going to point a n*gga out when he bogus and he was bogus for not owing up to his business relationship and doing what he was supposed to do business-wise. Like I said, I never needed the n*gga to do nothing for me, but do what you said what you were gonna do. You don’t hold true to your word, I don’t respect you. So I don’t respect no n*gga that don’t hold true to his word. All that sh*t you rapping; I don’t respect none of that sh*t.” (XXL Mag)
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