Jeezy says his beef with Freddie Gibbs squashed with inspiration from Jeezy.
Jeezy and Freddie Gibbs, who were in the same team in the CTE label, have been at odds for years, but the two recently settled their differences. Now in a new interview with Billboard, Jeezy named Nas as the inspiration for squashing beef with Gibbs, as well as Rick Ross.
“When I realized that most of the time people act out, you don’t have to match energy and engage or react — because, at the end of the day, especially with the Freddie shit, it was just bad communication,” he said. “Same thing with Ross — just bad communication, and it took the right people to get in the mix.”
He continued, “What I have learned is the same when Nas did ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’ and I reacted. I was kinda spazzing out on the radio, if you remember. I’ll never forget when I got in the car from the radio station, somebody from Def Jam was like, ‘Nas wanna holla at you. He’s on the phone.’”
“He said, ‘What’s up, King?’ He asked how I’m feeling, and he was like, ‘I can understand your frustration, but let me explain what I’m saying, and how it has nothing to do with you,’” Jeezy added. “He was so calm — and I always remembered that.
“When me and Freddie [Gibbs] had our thing, that was one of the reasons I remained calm — because I’ve been on the other side of that. So I’m hearing his frustration, and I get it, because we’re doing business and not everybody’s gonna be happy. It’s like being married, you gotta communicate. You can’t be like, ‘I’m gonna blow the whole house up.’”
“As Black men, we rarely do have good communication. It was love. That’s it. It wasn’t even nothing to have a conversation about, because we both knew where we stood at that. So going forward, we gotta communicate better,” Jeezy concluded.
In a recent interview with Bootleg Kev, Gibbs talked about hugging it out with Jeezy at the airport. “I seen Jeezy at the airport with his wife. I was with my girl. We shook hands and hugged and was just like, ‘Man, salute.’ It was just, like, ‘Damn.’ It was a relief for both of us, I feel like … We exchanged numbers and we both got on a plane and that was it. It was one of the most beautiful things ever, I think,” Freddie explained. “I been put it behind me, but I had to, like, see him. And then when you look back, man, it wasn’t really nothing. That was f**king a music disagreement.”
He continued, “I didn’t really have nothing against Jeezy,” he added. “I looked up to Jeezy. Jeezy one of my favorite rappers. I learned a lot from him. I learned how to really carry myself in this rap game by being around him. So I think that was just a misunderstanding, a miscommunication.”