T.I & Jeezy Discuss Potential Reconciliation W/ Gucci Mane: It’s Gotta Be A Real Convo
On T.I.’s ExpediTIously podcast, he and Jeezy discussed reconciling what they described as the “Trap Music Mount Rushmore” by ending their feud with Gucci Mane.
The beef between Jeezy and Gucci Mane stems all the way back to 2005 when the two trap music founders collaborated on “Icy”.
Jeezy believed that the single would appear on his debut album Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. However, Gucci Mane used it for his debut album, Trap House. Jeezy also claimed he was never paid for the hit record.
Then Jeezy dropped “Stay Strapped,” claimed that he had a bounty out on Gucci.
Gucci responded with his own diss track “Round One,” and from there, the trap music rivalry began.
In 2009 the rappers called a truce with one another and Jeezy and Gucci Mane worked on music together. The feud was reignited in 2011 when their crews got into an altercation (neither rapper was involved in the fight).
During an August 2011 interview with Sway Calloway, Gucci stated that he couldn’t see himself doing music with Jeezy. The trap rappers continued to throw shots at one another and many more diss tracks.
But on the recent episode of T.I’s podcast, he brought up the possibility of the trap music trio coming together.
“We can’t have that conversation without addressing the elephant in the room, there’s a third member of the Mount Rushmore of Trap Music, that neither one of us care to mention or speak to that much. Now, what do you think is necessary to bring that s**t together, if anything? And I understand we’re dealing with somebody who’s temperamental themselves, and our s**t we got with us vs. their s**t they got with them makes it extremely problematic. But in the best-case scenario, how could that s**t happen? Because to be honest, that’s the biggest move that could happen for trap music in the future.”
Jeezy takes some time to think about the question, then responds,
“I just think it gotta be one of them mafia backroom conversations. It’s gotta really be a convo. What I learned over the years is that this s**t is big business. People that went to Yale still do business with people who went to Harvard. It just one of them real convos. It’s been decades.”
T.I. clarifies that they’re talking about Gucci Mane, and explained his own falling out with Gucci.
“I think cuz [Gucci Mane] looked at me a certain way cause I stood solid with you, that was always my position, even though I tried to set my differences to the side and be cordial — that s**t didn’t go far. But for the people of trap music, for instance, I’m not going to do a trap music museum and leave a n***a out. To me that’s hating. I’ma be inclusive and I’ma be honest and I’ma always speak from a place of logic. Logically, is there ever a time where the three of us could ever walk in a room, and walk out and say ‘that s**t dead.'”
Jeezy reveals that he and Gucci Mane sat down and had a conversation in the past where they almost put their differences to the side.
“To keep it all the way honest, me and bro done sat in a room and had a real conversation, in a sushi joint. It was close. I can’t lie, it was close, but he got locked up around that time and communication went dark. I’ma keep it a buck, it was close. It was real close.”
Looks like T.I. & Jeezy want to end their beef w Gucci Mane pic.twitter.com/8Darihx6I6
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