(AllHipHop News) At one point Freddie Gibbs was a standout member of Young Jeezy's CTE World label, but the two rappers parted ways in 2012.
Gibbs has not been shy about addressing his issues with the Atlanta-based rapper through diss tracks, tweets, and interviews. Now Jeezy is speaking out on the matter.
During a discussion with Elliott Wilson, Jeezy explains he had no ill will towards Gibbs, but the financial situation would not allow him to continue to fund the Indiana emcee's career.
I put him on a song with Eminem. I put him on a song with T.I. I put him on numerous mixtapes that I had. I took him on tour. Took him around the world. I spent money on videos that he didn’t use cause he didn’t like them, and it wasn’t his money.
So at the end of the day, my whole thing was to him was ‘I took you to every label in the game. They don’t wanna sign you. I don’t have no reason—I love you. You know what I’m saying? I think your music is dope, but they don’t want to sign you.’ So at the end of the day, when I called him up I was like, ‘Yo, I can’t really spend my money on you. I got family, other shit I gotta take care of. So, I’ll help you all I can, but I can’t fund it anymore.’
Cool. Conversation went well. We got off the conversation it was straight love. I hear diss records. What I’m supposed to do? I’m not replying to that. N**a, we getting money. YG just sold a million f**king singles. At the end of the day, we all tried. It didn’t work. That shit happens in business all the time...
I still ain't surprised, cause I don't give a f**k. I'm still getting money. I'm still on top. You're not gonna knock that. And I'm still having success around me, but when you listen and good things happen - we celebrate like with YG.
Watch Young Jeezy's talk about the situation with Freddie Gibbs, working with YG, and his upcoming album Seen It All below.