Freddie Gibbs has upset some pretty devoted fans when he revealed that there wouldn’t be a follow-up to his critically and commercially acclaimed Fetti project because of Curren$y‘s alleged failure to effectively promote the project.
Taking to Twitter on Friday (June 30), the “Crime Pays” rapper responded to a few fans who remarked that rap wouldn’t be getting Fetti 2 because Curren$y’s latest project, Vices, sees him “fucking with all of [Freddie’s] enemies” — the enemies in question being Jim Jones and Benny The Butcher, both of whom Gibbs has a long-standing beef.
Gibbs remarked that “we wasn’t going to get that shit regardless” before taking to what appears to be his burner Instagram page to reveal that Curren$y “shitted” on their first project.
“N-gga shitted on our first project,” he wrote. “Didn’t shoot one video or do one show. I ain’t get mad, I just subtracted him from the equation and me and Al made another classic [and] went to the Grammys. End of story.”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) July 1, 2023
While fans won’t be getting a Fetti 2 anytime soon, there’s still no shortage of new Freddie Gibbs music to enjoy.
Last month, the Bandana producer previewed some new tracks during a performance in Sydney, Australia, including a song called “John Gotti Karate” off his and Gibbs’ forthcoming collab album Montana.
He also previewed another new song called “Nosy Neighbour” featuring Mac Miller, which he said will appear on their long sought-after collab project Maclib.
Elsewhere during his show, Madlib confirmed he had even more albums in the works with Fly Anakin and Meyhem Lauren, and said they were all coming soon.
As for Curren$y, besides Vices, he recently dropped a collaborative album featuring Jermaine Dupri called For Motivational Use Only Vol. 1, which has received its fair share of critical acclaim.
“The album only spans 22 minutes across seven songs which helps and hinders,” HipHopDX wrote in its 3.2-rated review. “The brevity helps fans listen and digest easily but the short runway doesn’t allow any chemistry between the two to flourish. Now, they don’t need to be inseparable best friends to make a good album, but it does feel a bit forced, at times awkward, and perhaps rushed.”