Gucci Mane & Jeezy Squash Their Beef After 15 Years During Verzuz Battle
Rappers Gucci Mane and Jeezy seemed to have turned over a new leaf. The two rappers ended their feud, which started more than a decade ago, during their Verzuz battle Thursday night (Nov. 19th). Even though things ended on a positive note, the pair still took shots at each other during the battle. As things heated up on stage Jeezy, born Jay Jenkins, tried to keep the peace and reminded Gucci Mane, born Radric Davis, why they were there. He said,
“I extended my hand because I am a real man. And the sh*t we came from in the streets dog, you see that we been through it dog. 20 years, and when I said I wanted to do this sh*t for the culture that’s what I wanted to do n*gga.”
“All these kids out here doing what the f*ck they do cause they saw what went on with us dog. So this sh*t ain’t about me. It ain’t about you, you feel what I’m saying? This sh*t about King Von. This sh*t about Doe B. This sh*t about Nipsey Hussle. This sh*t about motherf*cking Pop Smoke [and] M3.”
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“Aye man listen – all respect. I appreciate you for throwing out the olive branch. I accept that, no disrespect. It’s all love.
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Many fans were shocked to see the two rappers put their beef to rest by the end of their Verzuz battle. As previously reported, the day before their matchup (Nov. 18th) Gucci took a shot at Jeezy by reminding everyone he killed Jeezy’s friend in self-defense. He posted on Instagram a meme about the unfortunate situation with the caption,
“Go dig up your old partner n*gga I bet he can’t he say sh*t.”
Gucci Mane and Jeezy initially fell out 15 years ago after they recorded their first collaboration ‘So Icy’. According to reports, Jeezy thought the song would end up on Gucci’s debut album Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. However, the popular song was placed on Gucci’s first independent album, Trap House. Jeezy was allegedly upset over that. He also claimed that he was never paid for his appearance on the track.
Jeezy then dropped ‘Stay Strapped’ which seemingly took shots at Gucci. In the song he rapped,
“I got a bounty on that sh*t, n*gga. 10 stacks. So if he come to your town, and you just happen to snatch that motherf*cker off his neck, I’m gonna shoot you the 10-stack, man. So I can cremate that motherf*cker.”
Following the release of ‘Stay Strapped,’ Gucci Mane was visiting a friend at a house in Decatur, Georgia, when four men broke in. Gucci Mane shot and killed one of the men, Pookie Loc, who was a friend of Jeezy’s. After the shooting, Pookie Loc’s body was found buried by a local middle school.
Days later Gucci Mane turned himself in and was charged with murder. However, he claimed it was self-defense and the case was dropped in January 2006 for “insufficient evidence.”
Some speculate that Jeezy was connected to the robbery in some way, but he has denied those claims.
During a 2019 interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Gucci Mane spoke on what happened with Pookie Loc and seemed to have no regrets about the situation. He said,
“[Pookie Loc] needed to be in the ground, I put his a** where he supposed to be. He
tried me. If somebody comes he and try to kill you, yeah you know it’s self-defense … you gotta do what you gotta do.”
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