Although Alley Boy recently made comments about T.I. and Young Jeezy on a mixtape track, the ATL rapper says he wasn’t dissing them. The track in question is “I Want In” off of Alley’s latest mixtape, Nigganati. The song features lyrics like, “Niggas claim they’re fuckin’ the city up, bitch, you a liar,” a line many viewed as a shot at T.I.’s mixtape title, Fuck Da City Up. He also has lines that similarly allude to Jeezy. Still, Alley Boy has announced that he was just “exercising the sport” in a recent interview with Fader.
“I’m not dissing them,” he explained. “I’m a street motherfucker. But we’re all rappers at the end of the day, so I’m just exercising the sport. It’s just me, freedom of speech. There’s a lot of fake shit going on in Atlanta. People put up a persona. For example, Jeezy says he’s the realest nigga in it. That slaps a lot of niggas in the face who feel like they real. Or T.I. being like, I’m the King of the South. Look at all the forefathers we had before him, like Scarface, 8Ball & MJG. That’s like a slap in their face, too. I’m just expressing how I feel and separating myself from everything else in Atlanta.”
He then explained that he wasn’t dissing T.I. or Jeezy musically. He also added that he might lose fans, but that he’s willing to risk that.
“‘I Want In’ isn’t about hating on the music,” he noted. “This is on some street shit. I’m not talking about the industry, I’m not talking about music. I don’t give a fuck. I might lose the support of people who don’t know me—they’ve got millions of fans. But I’m in a position where I don’t got shit to lose.”
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