Young Jeezy Speaks On The Seriousness Of Twitter Beef

Young Jeezy shares his thoughts on Twitter beef, says he almost left the social networking site after the death of a friend.

While Twitter beef may seem like an online occurrence that can be brushed off the results can sometimes be deadly, Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy personally dealt with the consequences of Twitter beef when his close friend, 25-year-old Kevin James Scott, was killed in Atlanta last month over what may have been a beef with someone from the social networking site.

Young Jeezy spoke with DJ Vlad about the tragic consequences of Twitter beef as well as the death of Scott.

“I just lost a homeboy over Twitter beef so I don’t think it’s no joke, not at all. R.I.P. to Kev. He was a good kid…I don’t really wanna speak on it because I’m quite sure it’s still open, but I lost my homeboy and I had to be in the hospital,” Young Jeezy explained. “I left the club. I got a call, left the club, came to the hospital and I had to sit there with his mother. To ya’ll this shit is [questions], but to me this shit is real. I sat in the room with his mother, his brother. The nurse walked in and she said ‘Ma’am I’m sorry, you lost your son to multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.’ And she walked out and left her to deal with that. And I had to sit there with her and comfort her.”

The rapper later went on to explain that words exchanged over a social networking site should never reach the point where someone’s killed as a result.

“I get it. Everybody got an ego. Everybody’s tough, but I feel like the shit is meant for networking,” said Young Jeezy. “And my thing is these kids gotta know they can’t take this shit and make it a negative. They can’t be fuckin’ killing each other over words…It’s just crazy to see what these kids are doing today over some internet shit. It almost made me not want to be on Twitter no more and that’s probably why I haven’t really just been on it because I’m just like ‘Damn, what the fuck is going on?’”

 

 

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36 Comments

  • Anonymous

    In this day and age it's not hard to find people, especially when they're practically putting their whole life out there on the internet. Twitter shouldn't be blamed. It's the people who use these sites as a means to talk trash and play gangsta that are the problem.

  • Papa D.O.N.

    the world is getting crazier and crazier all thats telling you that more people from the streets is more computer savy and a small world same person you disrespecting you gonna run into in the long run so now if i was people that like to pop shit on the internet you might wanna be humble now cause you might be next twitter beef is stupid internet beef period is stupid but all that telling people now is to be aware of what you say towards people...

  • Illest T.I. Fan

    Internet SHUD be suspended under 18

  • brown suga

    I also think it is alot of overexposure and oversharing. Somethings are best left said in the privacy of your own space not in public forums like the internet. Children do not need twitter and facebook. Its bad enough they listen to music that they do not understand now we give them images of naked girls and guns that make them think that is the model. If you didnt have a gun and you got hit in the head on the way home from school for something dumb you said, you'd stop talking trash and learn how to fight, disagree and coexist. Parents have to stop overexposing thier kids and start monitoring. I know its hard when you think that you are your childs friend, or you are trying to go out to the club so you dont really know what your kids are up to, but its almost 2012 and we have to do better.

  • EDUCATEDkilla

    wow @idiot yyoure truly an idiot. you have no idea why those soldiers are over seas and how they where persuaded to be sent there. its not relevant fuck twitter too rip jeezys homie

  • Lilmarcci aka Beeyotch

    not serious just like paper fight when we were young, we fought wit our DE, or BE nahmean

  • Indeed

    The guy below me is a complete fool

  • Idiot

    We have soldiers over seas risking there lives and dieng, and this fucking ignorant dumb ass is talking about the seriousness about losing friends over twitter? The problem with hip hop, is these big time rappers are complete idiots and totally not aware of whats going on int he world, maybe its because they didn't have proper parentin,g or any parenting, or maybe they are just that dumb. Theres a reason people don't respect rappers, they are complete retards

    • ETK

      Jeezy just lost his friend over that shit. can't you read the fuckin' article, God I swear these fuckin retards man... always on about the world's problems, but instead of doin somethin about it, it's always this shit...

    • Lol

      Do you really think he actually cares about twitter beefs? You're stupid. He was asked about twitter beefs, seeing as they are common now, and he responded. Think before your let those sausage fingers fly all over that keyboard.

    • Bigfoot89

      Kill yourself very quickly...

  • dumb NIggas!

    Dumb Niggas beefing over twitter??? You niggas are stupid as fuck!!!! I guess that is what dumb niggas get! I would have tried to make this intellectual but I know you dumb ass niggas only understand Fuck & Bitch!!!

  • Ricky Rozay

    For once jeezy actually makes sense. Niggas stupid for killin each other over some words over the internet. The problem today is too many niggas becomin ethugs and talkin shit that they know they cant back up. this generation full of a bunch of pussys who to scared to knuckle up and will be the first to fire a gun or use a weapon. What happened to the days where niggas would let they fist show who was better? fuckin pussy ass young niggas all around nowadays. Jeezy still fuckin garbage on the mic though. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dentaldamboy

    This article fails to mention that YMCMB is the future of hip hop.

  • Mitch 3K

    Any clown ignorant enough to take twitter beef that serious, would have found another way to get himself killed or kill somebody without the web Twitter is just an extension of the world, the fools actin like fools on twitter, are usually acting like fools when they log off as well Its not twitters fault, donate some of that money to science and get a doctor to find a cure for ignorance & Stupidity, then you wont have no more peoples to bury prematurely

    • Anonymous

      People be getting pinched, offing themselves and getting divorced and more off Facebook, no win there.

    • ETK

      they don't always act like fools. millions of people put on some facade on the internet to appear 5x as tough as they think they are. forums, blogs, and twitter ain't no exception. it would even be done on facebook if it weren't for all the pictures and friends and stalkerish vibe of the website

  • Hoodgrown

    "Its just crazy to see what these kids are doing today over some internet shit." That's cause most of the dudes are idiots with no REAL male figures in the house, no education and about as sensitive as a clit. You can't be "a thug" and be sensitive as well...

  • Anonymous

    Twitter beefs? This shit is seriously becoming more stupid than ever. A fight caused over Twitter. Jesus. Quit the violence peeps. It is too stupid.

    • Anonymous

      How you know it's about candy tho? Until the WITNESSES speak up you heard it just like I did, from a headline.

    • Anonymous

      Cant be worse than getting killed over CANDY!! ? @ least with twitter bandwith cost more than skittles...just my 0.02 cent

  • The Drifish

    "It's just words" he says and he's an emcee/rapper? Aren't his lyrics on some ole I'll put two in you if you talk reckless on some drug shit? Anyone who dies in the streets all died over nothing, I don't care if its twitter beef, drugs, some chick shit, money or even air jordans and shit. None of that has any weight on life. But for an emcee or rapper to say, "It's just words"??? Then he must think his lyrics are worthless and have no impact on his listeners and that is what I believe is ignorance. Person who killed his homie probably was jamming to Young Jeezy before and after he killed him.

    • ETK

      words have power but that doesn't mean you can stretch it to a broader view... he's a rapper, so what? does it take a fuckin graphic artist or an auctioneer to have that opinion? this shouldn't have to do with his career. if Jeezy was slangin' words like Hopsin or Canibus, going off on the slightest shit he don't like about a nigga, then yeah he'd be a hypocrite. but he's not into this dissing shit, and even less into dissing over Twitter. most of his beefs have shown that, his demeanor, he doesn't get so much into tradin' words, to him it IS just words.. That said, he may have a few diss freestyles out there, I haven't studied his career. I ain't sayin he's a saint or he never done that in his life, but sure as hell not recently. Words do have power, he attributes HIS to what his music's about. the trap lifestyle, slangin' yay and whatever else

    • Anonymous

      Naw drifish is right he just thinks like a philosopher. You cant say its just words then try to make a living off of the same exact thing. Especially when you claim to rep BMF and shit. It doesnt matter if its 140 characters on twitter or a 4 minute dis track..words have power. They might not be able to do physical damage but they invoke emotions which lead to action. That being said i highly doubt whoever his killer was the first time they argued or disagreed was on twitter.

    • pillzbury

      listening to rap music is like going to see your favorite shootem up bang bang movie.. its entertainment.. if your kids dont know the difference it aint the rappers fault its the parents.. cant blame them

    • ETK

      you're making 2+2=5, ya goof. just because he's an emcee doesn't mean he can't say "it's just wordS" because that's all they are, on TWITTER. 140 characters which can be filled with the most inane bullshit ever, the difference is he makes music. and sure, it can be bout drugs and shit but he doesn't rap about killing a nigga over some verbal shit. He's had beef with plenty of rappers(Ross most recently) and he's always dusted them off like it was nothing, which proves his stance: it's just words. and btw, dying over money and "chick shit" can some huge weight on life, depending on the scenario. money makes people do some fucked up shit. love over women as well, even if it is some bitch. no idea how you put together that he must think his lyrics are worthless(not that he's super lyrical either but still), to me you're reachin hard homie.

  • Anonymous

    While Twitter beef may seem like an online occurrence that can be brushed off the results can sometimes be deadly, Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy personally dealt with the consequences of Twitter beef when his close friend, 25-year-old Kevin James Scott, was killed in Atlanta last month over what may have been a beef with someone from the social networking site. Young Jeezy spoke with DJ Vlad about the tragic consequences of Twitter beef as well as the death of Scott. I just lost a homeboy over Twitter beef so I dont think its no joke, not at all. R.I.P. to Kev. He was a good kidI dont really wanna speak on it because Im quite sure its still open, but I lost my homeboy and I had to be in the hospital, Young Jeezy explained. I left the club. I got a call, left the club, came to the hospital and I had to sit there with his mother. To yall this shit is [questions], but to me this shit is real. I sat in the room with his mother, his brother. The nurse walked in and she said Maam Im sorry, you lost your son to multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. And she walked out and left her to deal with that. And I had to sit there with her and comfort her. The rapper later went on to explain that words exchanged over a social networking site should never reach the point where someones killed as a result. I get it. Everybody got an ego. Everybodys tough, but I feel like the shit is meant for networking, said Young Jeezy. And my thing is these kids gotta know they cant take this shit and make it a negative. They cant be fuckin killing each other over wordsIts just crazy to see what these kids are doing today over some internet shit. It almost made me not want to be on Twitter no more and thats probably why I havent really just been on it because Im just like Damn, what the fuck is going on?

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