Freeway has been on his independent grind over the past few years after riding the Roc-A-Fella Records wave with Jay-Z and Dame Dash. During a chat with MTV RapFix Live‘s Sway Calloway, Free recalled his split from the label, pinpointing the exact moment he knew his relationship with Hov was forever changed.
“I’m from the streets, so I always knew there was tension in the air. But when it really hit the fan for me was we were getting ready to go on tour, the Jay-Z and R. Kelly tour. I wasn’t even on the tour at first, I was doing a bunch of stuff on my own because I had a lot of spot dates and everything,” he said. “But I needed to go on tour, so I got on the set with Jay and I went to New York. We left the office, got in a Maybach and was riding around. He was letting me hear some music, I let him hear some music. And I was like, ‘You know why I’m here. I need to be on the tour man, hold me down, please!’ He was like, ‘No problem. I got you on the tour.’”
While backstage on the “Best of Both Worlds” tour, Jay spoke with Free and Young Gunz and explained that their relationship would never be the same. “It might have been the first date and we was backstage, and it was me and the Young Gunz, and Jay was like, ‘It’s gon’ be some changes, man. Everything’s not going to be how it was, but I got y’all, make sure y’all good.’”