Memphis rapper Yo Gotti recently shared his thoughts on the ever-changing music industry and why artists should be wary before sparking potential beefs with certain entertainers.
In Gotti’s opinion, some artists use publicized disputes in hopes of making a financial gain.
“Y’all know the sh*t ain’t real,” Gotti said, referring to the music industry. “I tell my n*ggas, we real n*ggas living in a fake world – you may have two n*ggas who are supposed to be on some street sh*t and you do something to me and I do something back, then you may press charges on me. That ain’t keeping it G-like. It’s kind of how I mean it’s fake. N*ggas pretend beef. You really ain’t beefing when you’re battling, you really don’t got any problems, you’re just trying to get hot. It’s a lot of little sh*t that I don’t know how to engage in so I stay away from it.” (The Dope Academy)
Recently, Gotti updated fans on a perceived dispute he had with Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J a few weeks back.
“Ain’t no problem with me and Juicy. I actually spoke to him, like, probably an hour or so after the tweet, and we got on the phone and chopped it up,” Gotti told MTV News on Tuesday (November 19), the same day his I Am album dropped. “I talked to his brother, Project Pat too. We chopped it up. We cool. Same thing I said on Twitter, I told him on the phone. I just basically wanted to let him know, ‘Look homey, I ain’t got nothing against you so when we’re in the same facility, security don’t have to be moving like I’m trying to do something to you.” (MTV)
Before their phone chat ended, Gotti said they were able to end things on a good note.
Yo Gotti began to question things after a few instances where he and Juicy were partying at the same club, but their phone conversation put things in a different perspective. “He said that it wasn’t his security, that maybe it’s the facility’s security, which I could see where he was coming from,” he continued. “We straightened out. It’s cool.” (MTV)
Days prior, Gotti raised flags after appearing to single out the Juice Man.
“Somebody Tell @therealJuicyj Quit Dodging Me Everytime he see Me.. My N—a I ain’t tryna do nothing To U…,” Gotti tweeted November 16.
“My N—a u from Memphis.. if I was tryna do some to u it woulda been Happen @TheRealJuicyJ And if I had yo line I woulda hit u..” (Yo Gotti’s Twitter)
The Memphis rap veteran recently hit up SOHH and talked about the advantages of social media.
“Social media is important to me because all the vlogs and going viral go hand in hand. It’s a way to bring the fans in personally to see what you are doing, the things you are into, the things you are not into,” Gotti told SOHH. “They’ll see again that I’m just like them and I go through different things every day. Coming from the culture I come from, I feel I was kinda late getting on social media, understanding what it is and how to use it, what it’s used for and how to bring people in. I feel I pretty much get it and understand it now and I’m doing a good job of keeping the people and the fans updated.” (SOHH)
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