Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs has stepped up to provide more clarity over his exit from Young Jeezy‘s Corporate Thugz Entertainment record label late last year.
According to Gibbs, he did not share the same vision as the “Snowman” which ultimately led to their split.
“I can’t really say it was amicable. I could just say that we agreed to disagree. We definitely disagreed. The guy moves in a different way that I move, and I just wanted to branch out and do my own thing. I felt like I was wasting time pushing someone else’s brand when I could push my own and do my own thing. Because that’s was what he was concerned with, pushing Jeezy. So I gotta be concerned with pushing Gibbs.” (“The Morning Riot”)
Jeezy confirmed Freddie’s exit in mid-December despite handfuls of collaborations together.
“Freddie is a talented artist and I decided that it’s time to press reset on my career and business ventures,” said Jeezy in a statement. “I have no doubt that Freddie will go on to be everything I believe he can be, and I wish him the best in his career.” (Rap-Up)
Prior to YJ’s comments, Gibbs stepped up to announce his unexpected departure.
“It was a mutual decision,” Gibbs revealed in an interview. “It was a number of things [that made me leave], but like I said, at the end of the day it was a good decision for myself and my family. It wasn’t nothing against him or none of that. It’s just moves that I had to make, personally, and business-wise. Like I said, it’s all love — I got a lot going on so it’s all good. … I got a new deal in the works, so everything’s good for me. As long as nobody diss me, there ain’t no diss record coming. As long as I ain’t disrespected and I don’t feel disrespected in no way, then it’s all good.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Weeks later, hip-hop artist Scrilla followed in Fred’s footsteps by leaving Jeezy’s camp.
“I want to take the time to say its been a learning experience working with CTE. no hard feelings but its time for me to do me,” he tweeted December 31st. (Scrilla’s Twitter)
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