Freddie Gibbs sheds further light on his split with Young Jeezy and how it colored his new album, "ESGN".
Freddie Gibbs has recently opened up about his split with Young Jeezy and his CTE label. After a long period of remaining uncharacteristically tight-lipped about the situation, Gibbs is now making up for it by bashing Jeezy every chance he gets.
The rapper revealed that his new album ESGN isÂ an active means to separate himself from the snowman.Â "I just need to set myself apart from Jeezy right now," he said, which he further elaborated on.Â "I had to break away from that fake-ass shit and establish myself, and that is what I was trying to do from the get go, but it didn't work. It was me having to push my own line right now. I couldn't let this whole year pass waiting on another situation."
Gibbs also expanded on his comments from last month in which he called Jeezy a "fraud". "It was him saying one thing and it not being it," he said. "I don't have no personal problem or anything of that nature because I didn't deal with him on a personal level. We was together a lot, but we was never really cool like that. It just came down to a person lyingÂ to you and fuckin' wit your family and future and how your family eat. So when a person tells you that you are signed to this label and that'sÂ not the case, then thenÂ that'sÂ a lie. Jeezy out his mouth told me that I had a deal with EpicÂ and I was ready to go full throttle with this shit, but that wasn't the case. He lied.Â He made me look stupid. I just got tired of playin' the fool and I'm not just one of them guys that's happy to be around you. I got my own brand and my own fan base."
The Garym Indiana emcee commented on his decision to be honest about his disdain for the snowman."I'd rather do my own thing and I tried to move respectfully with breaking things off with him, but I started to get black-balled, so I just decided to let it all hang out and I don't care if he black-ball me or anyone else in the industry black-balls me," he said. "I will continue to put my music out and get booked for shows.
The rapper then spoke of how he wanted to have a proper discussion with Jeezy, which never happened. "He definitely ain't approached me like a man and sorted it out, which could have easily been done," Gibbs argued. "All I wanted from him was a real nigga conversation without the Hollywood shit. That's all and it's over with. I don't want people to think I'm going to base my career around dissing him."
Gangsta Gibbs expressed that while his frustration with Jeezy is now behind him, it still colored his new album. "I could really care less about him, but at the time I was making thisÂ ESGNÂ album, it was 'Fuck Jeezy Every Day' and that's what you got from this album. I put it out there and got it off my chest and I am pretty much done with it until somebody fires a shot at me an then I will go into the annihilation phase." Â