New York, NY – Amid an ongoing bidding war for Lil Pump, it looks like Gucci Mane has locked down the “Gucci Gang” rapper for his 1017 Eskimo Records roster.
Despite offers from DJ Khaled and Epic Records, among others, Pump was spotted sporting a 1017 chain earlier this week, setting off rumors he had signed with the East Atlanta Santa.
Pump’s manager Dooney Battle appeared to leak the news on Friday (February 9) while on FaceTime with the 17-year-old Floridian. Battle can be heard saying “Signing Day, Lil Pump signing day. Show ‘em who you signing with,” before Pump flashes his icy new 1017 chain to the camera.
Pump, who reportedly left Warner Bros. in January, was asking for at least $15 million to sign to a new label.
He told TMZ, “New deals on the way, bitch,” he said. “If you ain’t got 15 [million] don’t talk to me, bitch, at all. I don’t want no meeting unless you talking 15 and up. I don’t want to talk to nobody. Esketit! New deal on the way. New money on the way.”
Gucci Mane and Pump have yet to make it official on any of their social media accounts.
(The original version of this article was published on January 27, 2018 and can be found below.)
A bidding war for Lil Pump is apparently underway. The currently free agent has fielded offers from DJ Khaled and Gucci Mane, among others since parting ways with Warner Bros. Records. Now, the “Gucci Gang” sensation is claiming he won’t sign a record deal for less than $15 million. TMZ caught up with him as he was leaving the New York City-based jewelry store Avianne & Co. and struck up a conversation about a possible deal.
“New deals on the way, bitch,” he said. “If you ain’t got 15 [million] don’t talk to me, bitch, at all. I don’t want no meeting unless you talking 15 and up. I don’t want to talk to nobody. Esketit! New deal on the way. New money on the way.”
Armed with an air of arrogance, Pump also said he’d been “talking to a lot of people” but didn’t mention any specifics. He then bragged about spending more than $10,000 on new chains.
Watch the clip above.