Jeezy Details "Seen It All" Release, Says Rick Ross Relationship Is "A Work In Progress"

Jeezy also speaks about his recent arrest for gun possession and why he waited to post bail.

With his seventh album, Seen It All: The Autobiography, released today, Jeezy spoke at length with The Breakfast Club for the radio show’s first live airing from Atlanta, Georgia. Detailing the nature of the album as well as his recent arrest for allegedly possessing an AK-47 assault rifle, Jeezy began by explaining the delay in his posting bail.

“If ya’ll really wanna know, I’m a real one,” he said when asked about the length of time it took to post bail. “Whatever happened, they detained my bus driver—two of my bus drivers, one was a 50-something-year old lady—my cameraman. I’m just such a real person, I know we was there to the right. I just couldn’t leave’em in there. When I stepped in the door I had bailsman right there to get me out. I just made it clear, when I leave, we leaving together. Point blank. Period.”

Asked about the amount of bail he posted, Jeezy offered that the dollar amount is public record. “That’s public information,” he said. “It was some bread.”

“At the end of the day, real talk, you go through things in life,” he added. “That’s just what that was. It’s only money, but it was more so about the principle to me. I wasn’t leaving no man behind, I don’t care how it went down. We could’ve sat in there [however] long...When this is all said and done—I don’t wanna get into the investigation ‘cause that’s what’s going on—I’m confident that you will see that nor me or anybody that was a part of my crew had anything to do with anything. Real talk.”

During the interview Jeezy also divulged the status of his once rocky relationship with Rick Ross, saying, “it’s a work in progress.”

“We grown men,” Jeezy said. “The title, Seen It All, I gotta be honest, I just had to come to terms with being an adult and being a leader. Ignorance is one thing and being about your business is another. When me and homie finally had a chance for us to talk and not nobody talking between us we saw everything alike. We made great music before. Why wouldn’t you make great music? At the end of the day, that’s what the world needs more so than people going back-and-forth. The way I looked at it is, people get hurt. I been in them situations before and it’s never you, it’s somebody around you. It wasn’t worth that to either one of us. I think the music is more important. Look at ‘Beautiful,’ that song would’ve never came about if two adults wouldn’t have had a conversation. When I say, ‘I seen it all,’ I really grew up. I came in the game, I was a different dude. Now I see the world different.

“The media and instigators just talking between two adults,” he continued, touching on the reason behind the rift. “Rap is a competition, you got fans. When I grew up I loved Tupac, a lot of people loved Biggie. It’s just like when you wake up and understand that people are always gonna compare ‘cause that’s what it is then you gotta be an adult about a situation.”

Elsewhere in the conversation Jeezy admitted to still feeling underrated before detailing his role in YG’s current commercial success.

“Only a few people understand my message and where I come from and what I’m kicking,” Jeezy said. “I’m not gonna waste my time in the studio and talk about what I got or what I accumulated, I want to empower you. I want to motivate you, I want to give you inspiration. That’s why they calling me Pastor Young. You don’t go to church to hear the preacher talk about himself.”

When asked about the difference between YG and Freddie Gibbs, Jeezy seemed to allude briefly to his ongoing rift with the Pinata rapper.

“YG just was a different person,” he said. “YG was about his business. YG wasn’t looking for me to do everything for him. He didn’t have a problem spending his money. He didn’t have a problem using his team. It was just like, it wasn’t a Jeezy thing. It was just like, ‘How can you help me do what I’m trying to do rather than you do it for me?’”

Nearly ten years after his major label debut, Jeezy also spoke about his early reluctance to open up to the music industry.  

“I’m gonna keep it a hundred, I must say, I’m from the streets and we was raised by a different code,” he said. “Nobody around my way was famous. So all these people coming at you, you’re just trying to see their motive. Just trying to see who got a motive. This industry was different for me so it took me a while to figure out who was with me and who was against me. This is different than the streets. In the streets you know, you got two options: you’re going to jail or you gon’ be in that pine box. That’s just how the consequences are. With this people’ll trick you off your feet for everything you worked for...I tell my son everyday, keep your circle small. That’s just what it was, the industry wasn’t my circle.”

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40 Comments

  • Bruthadee

    I came in my pants when I saw that picture on IG of Jeezy and Rozay in the stu.

  • Anonymous

    a work in progress means, its fake and they are forcing it. that's a miami vs atlanta thing.

    • Young Guwop

      It's a Rozay vs. Jeezy thing. Miami niggas don't even have beef with Atl really. Because many don't ride for that fraud rozay.

  • Anonymous

    fuck all these dudes

  • Anonymous

    jeezy is a known liar and fake he said last week my mother kicked me out the house at 16 when she found a million dollars in my bedroom

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  • Ricky Rozay

    Jeezy proved you don't fuck wit the boss. Niggas want on the train of success not gettin they careered ended by Rozay. Wise move on jeezy part cuz at the end of the day it about the paper and the music. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Gibbs has talent, but no business or work ethic, he'll be sweeping the bengals stadium floor by next year Rudy type shit

  • Anonymous

    he talks bout JayZ like its hes father. difference between YG and Freddie Gibbs 1 is yellow the other is pedigree.

    • Young Guwop

      YG was saved by Jeezy after that toot it and boot it bs. Gangsta Gibbs will be alright without Jeezy regardless. YG will fall off with his next album and Jeezy will drop him.

    • fuccya

      Btw if there was some ethic in hiphop and music industry at all we wouldnt be reading these scandalous news every damn day.

    • fuccya

      Yeah, but what about music. YG cant fuck with Gibbs.

    • Anonymous

      Believe jeezy when he say Freddie Gibbs is a bum ass nigga who wanted jeezy to hold his hand throughout his career!!! The nigga has no work ethic!! That's not gangsta that's pussy lazy and fake. YG already had a plan and squad, that's why that nigga is where he at and why freddie Gibbs where he at, if you not business minded in the rap game you'll be forgotten by next year and that's what's gonna happen to Gibbs mark my words the nigga will be an 'underground' rapper his whole career, he has talent but no work ethic

  • Anonymous

    Rozay helped him get out of jail half price

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  • da Mayor of MN

    Jeezy is one of the new greats, the jayz of the south... no need to spread hate, or lies about the man he makes great music and has maintained for a decade. his cd is dope..hope some of yall buy the album. i did. first album i bought in 4 years. and i bought jeezy first album in 05. salute jeezy, dont compare the album to fif, or ross or anybody else the comments normally compare to. lotta good beats, good repersentation of jeezy and atl, jeezy mustic is motivational and he is talkin about experiences most people lie about when they rap about

  • Anonymous

    Tragic. Freddie Gibbs and Jeezy made good music, I hope they can patch shit up one day and get back to making dope music.

  • Anonymous

    Im glad Snowman is free and I hope he can beat the case but Im pretty sure somebody will take the charge, speaking of the song Beautiful they should have put Young Buck on there.

  • Anonymous

    Album is hot garbage Aside from Holy Ghost and Seen It All I can't fuck with none of them tracks

  • Anonymous

    Two words to take away from the interview: "Mature" and "Adult". Some rappers get it and some rappers dont, the competition is cool but as mature adults with families all that negative beef ish is played out. Now if you truly want to be a leader and a mature adult make sure your guns are in the possesion of registered owners.

    • Seen it All

      Registered or not you dont need an AK on a tour bus, keep a .45 in the lockbox.

    • Anonymous

      It's funny how this middle aged MMG groupie guy is on Jeezy's jock all of a sudden now that William and him kissed and made up but this time last year he would have been hating on him.

  • Anonymous

    "We grown men, Jeezy said. The title, Seen It All, I gotta be honest, I just had to come to terms with being an adult and being a leader. Ignorance is one thing and being about your business is another. When me and homie finally had a chance for us to talk and not nobody talking between us we saw everything alike. We made great music before. Why wouldnt you make great music? At the end of the day, thats what the world needs more so than people going back-and-forth. " If more of our people had this mentality it would be a lot less foolishness and a lot more love.

  • Anonymous

    he sound like he had some time in a box to reflect too

  • Jeezy

    I'M SO REAL BECAUSE I BAILED OUT MY TEAM FOR HAVING AN ASSAULT RIFLE TO PROTECT ME! IM THE REALEST FOR THAT YA HEARD

    • Anonymous

      It was a righteous thing to do and good for his brand.

    • Anonymous

      Jeezy does go overboard with the "real" shtick but thats his selling gimmick and a part of his branding, all I know is that you should NEVER have 50 year old women and Assualt Rifles on your tour bus. Its cool to sound mature in interviews but you have to show that maturity in your behavior too,

  • Anonymous

    haha you can tell he still thinks ross is a fraud and a sucka but the label made them kiss and make up.

    • Anonymous

      Much like how Banks looks depressed and ready to blow his brains out everytime he takes a pic with 50 Cent.

    • Anonymous

      Bruthadee took the trolls bait as always. He took an oath to defend Officer Ricky like Ricky took an oath to shoot any unarmed young black drug dealers trying to escape his prison.

    • Anonymous

      Is that the white boy interpretation? Can you share what part of his statements led you to that conclusion or are you simply referring to how people view you?

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