Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs recently gave his take on one-time rivals Jeezy and Rick Ross squashing their beef and reuniting for a collaboration earlier this year.
In Freddie’s opinion, the unexpected truce is a good look for hip-hop.
“Guys like Jeezy and Ross, they kinda like made gangsta rap into something different,” Gibbs said in an interview. “They took it to a whole ‘nother level which is great but they just made it something different, more commercialized and that’s cool. [The Jeezy and Ross truce?] That’s cool. It’s good for business with them. You know what I mean, whatever works — it’s good for the rap game. [Did I see it happening?] Personally? Nah. Not while I was there – especially with all of the fighting. I didn’t know they’d ever do a record together. But it’s rap, man, everybody makeup and do things together.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Gibbs also updated fans on the status of Jeezy following their publicized fallout.
“Nah, I don’t hate nobody. That’s a strong word,” Gibbs added when asked if he hates Jeezy. “Not at all. It depends on how the exchange goes [if we see each other], but I highly doubt it. I don’t even think he would go to that level with me. [Has he reached out?] Nah, not at all. I saw YG yesterday though – much respect to YG and everything.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Freddie took a jab at Jeezy referencing Ricky Rozay earlier this year.
When he performed the new song “Real” in Chicago last week, he had some scathing words for Jeezy, referencing his beef with Gucci Mane and his scuffle with Rick Ross backstage at 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Though it’s difficult to understand every word in the video footage, there are a few lines you can hear pretty clearly, beginning with, “You wanna be Jay Z, n—a you just a f—g puppet.” “You say you’re the realest, but Ross had you scared to drop a diss record,” Gibbs spits, “You had the whole team looking weak, I guess that’s why they ran up on you at BET.” (I Want Pop)
Last June, Gibbs admitted he did not have any regrets over blasting his former employer and spoke on the repercussions he had dealt with ever since.
“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)
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