After informing fans via Twitter earlier this week that he would soon “put all the lies to rest,” Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs has addressed the recent comments made by Jeezy, during an interview with Hot 97.
In regards to Jeezy’s claims that he ruined the Atlanta rapper’s relationship with Eminem, Gibbs revealed that he’s unsure of how he could have ruined the relationship between the two artists. He then addressed Jeezy’s “Talk To Me,” a record that features himself, Jeezy, and Eminem.
According to Gibbs, he never wanted to appear on the song in the first place. He informed those listening to the interview that he wasn’t a fan of the song and felt the move to place him on a song with Eminem, an artist he had little to no interaction with, made him seem “thirsty.”
“He also spoke on something about an Eminem song,” Gibbs said. “And I want to clear that up. Because I didn’t—How did I mar your relationship with Eminem? I didn’t do anything of the sort. I wasn’t involved in that whole process. I got—He brought a song to me. Asked me to get on it and I got on it. I was just doing what my superior at that time was telling me to do…I actually, honestly was against it. To be honest. I didn’t want to get on the Eminem song because that isn’t the approach that I wanted to [take]…For one, I didn’t like the song. I’mma keep it real with you. Let’s just be real. I didn’t like song. So, I ain’t want to get on it…I told him I didn’t want to be on it. It wasn’t my thing. And it’s something else under that, but we ain’t gon’ speak on that. But I just didn’t want to—I wasn’t comfortable being—I’m not really comfortable with being on records with cats really if we don’t kinda like talk. So, I kinda wanted to establish that first before I—Cause to me it kinda looked like you thirsty.”
Prior to speaking on the record with Eminem, Gibbs said the rift between himself and Jeezy, who he said he still has respect for, stemmed from their varying approaches to the music industry.
He later revealed that he began to lash out against the CTE World emcee when he felt that Jeezy made it seem that he was a charity case and began to make false claims.
“Well, yesterday you heard the movie version of that,” the rapper said when asked about Jeezy’s appearance on Hot 97 earlier this week. “And I’m about to give you the real version of that. Well, first and foremost, there was a—Let me say this first, I have a respect for Young Jeezy. If I didn’t then I wouldn’t have decided to—I wouldn’t have decided to go over to CTE to try to further my career over there. So, let me get that out the way first. But the reason that things didn’t work out between me and Young Jeezy was I mean, just because our approach to things, to the industry…My approach to the industry was a tad bit different than his is. So, I wanted to approach my career in a different way. He wanted to go a different way. And us not seeing eye to eye is eventually what happened. The reason why I lashed out the way I did with the records and the words I said is truly because of—I mean, because of what was said yesterday.
“He made it seem like he saved some little, poor Gary boy. To the rap game. And that definitely isn’t the case,” he added. “Before I got with Young Jeezy I was on the cover of XXL. Before I got with Young Jeezy I was on tours. Before I got with him I was making money. I didn’t take a dollar from Young Jeezy. So, that 300K, 400K thing, that’s a total lie. I’ve never took a dollar from Young Jeezy. No advance, no anything of that nature. We shot one video. That video that he spoke of. And that video got trashed because it wasn’t to my liking. So, there were no videos…This the business. We all do things that lose money. I shoot videos all the time out my pocket. And if I don’t like ‘em I just trash ‘em. You know what I mean? And go back to the drawing board. So, he might have took a loss right there. But any other losses that he was speaking of that was totally untrue.”
During his interview with Hot 97, Jeezy blamed Freddie Gibbs for ruining his relationship with Eminem. He also stated that Gibbs was late for various video shoots, which resulted in him losing money.
"When the whole ordeal was going on, I was more disappointed than anything," Jeezy said. "I messed up a lot of relationships, even with Eminem, just by me putting Gibbs on the record that was for me and, trying to convince Em to do the record, and the record leaking in the process. That burned a great bridge for me. Eminem is my dude. Me putting [Gibbs] on song with T.I. - putting him on three or four of my mixtapes - and me paying for videos that he didn't use because when he showed up to the set too late for them to shoot, and it's all my money."