AHH: In the past week, all Hell has broken loose
in the media and the Internet, just tell me what your reaction is to the way
everyone responded to you specifically (not d-12) and Royce?
Proof: I ain’t checkin’ the site.
AHH: Well, is it out of hand?
Proof: What are you hearing, so I can tell you?
AHH: The biggest thing I heard was Royce released
a statement mentioning you cocking your pistol on his
Proof: (hysterically laughing) That’s what
he said? I ain’t never, I would never do no sh*t like that.
AHH: He mentioned you two have gone back a ways
and this whole things blown out of proportion, he mentioned
you taking your sons to Chuck E. Cheez together. It seems like he’s looking
for a verdict in this, and I’m not trying
to be an olive branch here. I’m just telling you what I’ve read.
Proof: Alright. The truth of the matter without
all the glitz and glamour that he needs for attention. The truth of
the matter is that Royce has opened his mouth and get his self into trouble
with people he ain’t got nothing to do
with. He went on the radio here (Detroit) and dissed some people he had no business
dissing. The truth of the
matter is we do go back. I’ve always been in these streets and been thorough
with it, he ain’t for real with these
streets. He playin’ a game, which he should stop doing. He try to act harder
than all that sh*t, and then dissing
some of our crew, and dissing what Em built and opportunities he’s had.
So he’s just a bitter man, you know what
AHH: Do you attribute that to envy?
Proof: Gotta be. Because, think of this. How
is it that you’re retaliating to a diss we made, when you put on a site,
in audio, that we put at the beginning of our diss, then even, come on radio
and play a diss that you did three years ago. Who has the envy?
AHH: As a friend though, do you see an end to
this thing, or is more like an end of a period in your life?
Proof: I see it like this, I know Royce through
rapping. And that’s where it can stop. Soon as he start talking all
this street sh*t on air, I think he took it to a whole new level. He didn’t
have to do nothing like that. He got on air
talking about “meet him at a club, he’ll beat our asses” and
all this. He taking it so far it’s ridiculous. He try to
reverse it like we taking it to the streets, like we doing diss records, man
YOU DOING THIS! Maybe it’s the drugs
though, I don’t know.
AHH: Over the years, a few times D-12 has been
attacked. The first time I can think of was Everlast. Does this
bring your crew closer together when you have people talking on it?
Proof: Kinda do. When we lose our grasp of reality
of who we are, we are the dudes at the top of chain whether
people like it or not, we ain’t had an album out in two years. He mad cuz
he put out a record that sold 4500 copies his first week. Don’t try to
gain attention that way, that’s wack. You know you dissed the sh*t outta
us. And that was that reply from the members of mine, that’s what they
wanted to do because he always doing some snaky sh*t. And then to say that we
thought he dissed us on Anger Management or whatever like that, well how is
it if that’s the thing, that he already had a diss three years ago? Anger
Management 2 was not three years ago. You see how contradictary that is?
AHH: So you didn’t initiate this, you’re
just watching it conquer himself?
Proof: Right, ‘cuz all he gotta do is shut
the f*ck up. You don’t understand how it is out here in these streets,
they got hip-hop clubs breaking his records and sh*t. His whole life’s
a contraction. He the king of Detroit, but he not even from Detroit. I loved
the diss song he did, I thought it was great! Em didn’t want us to retaliate
‘cuz Em feel like he stickin’ a knife in his back going this far and
talking bout the Elton John thing. That’s a part of Em life
that he feels is about to be cut off. ‘Cuz he like what else could I do
for the man. I got him three deals, I mean
damn! I’m his best friend. He didn’t get me a deal nowhere. I went
out and got it on my own. Some man sh*t.
Proof: Put this though as a quote for Royce,
and tell him this. This is straight from the horse’s mouth. “Only
chooses war over peace. Because in war, fathers bury sons. And in peace, sons