Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs has clarified past remarks made toward Rick Ross and denied having any current ill will toward the Maybach Music Group boss.
Gibbs said while he may not be cool with Rozay on a personal level, there is no tension between them.
“He makes good songs. I don’t have no personal problem with him either. All I did was comment on some sh*t that’s already known. Certain people just act like it didn’t happen,” Gibbs explained in an interview. “I wasn’t saying, ‘He’s a b*tch a** n*gga, f*ck his family, and I’ma f*ck him up when I see him.” Nah. I wasn’t on some sh*t like that. I was just pointing out, ‘Okay, yeah, you like that sh*t, but did you also know this? Did you see that too?’ I was championing some sh*t like, take some things into consideration. That’s all I was saying.” (Complex)
Last summer, Gibbs questioned Ross’ image after naming himself “Big Meech” and “Larry Hover’ on his “Blowin’ Money Fast” record.
“who are you? Rick Ross, Big Meech or Larry Hoover? the rap game is like halloween every day,” he tweeted July 14th, 2010. (Freddie Gibbs’ Twitter)
Gibbs later came forward and addressed his remarks toward Ross.
“That dude makes good records, but I just can’t support no bold-faced lying on records. I guess he’s entertaining people. It’s like a movie, like Scarface. He can have that fake lane. I’ll stay in the real lane. We got a non-fiction lane of rap, that’s how I’m looking at it now. So you got that fiction lane over there where they’re doing all them. I do the non-fiction, the autobiography, the real sh*t.” (Complex)
Last spring, Gibbs made headlines after signing to Young Jeezy‘s Corporate Thugz Entertainment.
“It feels good,” Freddie told DJ Smallz in an interview. “It’s always good to work with people that you respect and people you have mutual respect for. I bump Jeezy. I think he carved his own lane in the game and that’s what I’m trying to do. And what better way to elevate myself to the next level than doing it with somebody that I admire and respect. The situation with CTE, Jeezy, it felt correct…This is a long process for myself, but, I went with the gut feeling instead of just going with all the impulse and signing with someone just because they’re hot or some sh*t like that. I ain’t wanna be a d*ckrider because I see a lot of that in the game right now. So I just wanted to do things my way.” (“Southern Smoke Radio”)
Check out a recent Freddie Gibbs interview below: