Freddie Gibbs released his ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally) album last month, in part in order to reestablish his brand after a stint with Young Jeezy’s CTE Records. “I just need to set myself apart from Jeezy right now,” Freddie Gibbs says during a recent interview with the Murder Master Music Show of UGS Radio. “I had to break away from that fake-ass shit and establish myself, and that is what I was trying to do from the get go, but it didn’t work. It was me having to push my own line right now. I couldn’t let this whole year pass waiting on another situation.”
The Gary, Indiana rapper discussed his time with Young Jeezy throughout much of the interview. Gibbs has called Jeezy a “fraud” before and explained in detail during the interview why he was disappointed with the way his business relationship with Jeezy evolved. “It was him saying one thing and it not being it,” he says during the interview. “I don’t have no personal problem or anything of that nature because I didn’t deal with him on a personal level. We was together a lot, but we was never really cool like that. It just came down to a person lying to you and fuckin’ wit your family and future and how your family eat. So when a person tells you that you are signed to this label and that’s not the case, then then that’s a lie. Jeezy out his mouth told me that I had a deal with Epic and I was ready to go full throttle with this shit, but that wasn’t the case. He lied. He made me look stupid. I just got tired of playin’ the fool and I’m not just one of them guys that’s happy to be around you. I got my own brand and my own fan base.”
Young Jeezy did not respond to HipHopDX’s request for comment.
Gibbs left CTE in 2012. Soon after leaving the imprint, Gibbs began blasting Jeezy in the media. Gibbs says during The Murder Master Music Show of UGS Radio that he would have preferred to have just left the label without incident. “I’d rather do my own thing and I tried to move respectfully with breaking things off with him, but I started to get black-balled, so I just decided to let it all hang out and I don’t care if he black-ball me or anyone else in the industry black-balls me,” he says. “I will continue to put my music out and get booked for shows.
“He definitely ain’t approached me like a man and sorted it out, which could have easily been done,” Gibbs added later in the show. “All I wanted from him was a real nigga conversation without the Hollywood shit. That’s all and it’s over with. I don’t want people to think I’m going to base my career around dissing him. I could really care less about him, but at the time I was making this ESGN album, it was ‘Fuck Jeezy Every Day’ and that’s what you got from this album. I put it out there and got it off my chest and I am pretty much done with it until somebody fires a shot at me an then I will go into the annihilation phase.”
Listen to the complete Freddie Gibbs interview on The Murder Master Music Show of UGS Radio here.