Gucci Mane Says He Regrets Pookie Loc Diss During ‘Verzuz’ Battle w/ Jeezy: I Don’t Even Like To Perform That Song

Gucci Mane Says He Regrets Pookie Loc Diss During ‘Verzuz’ Battle w/ Jeezy: I Don’t Even Like To Perform That Song


Gucci Mane is opening up and revealing his one regret during his infamous 2020 Verzuz battle with Jeezy!

While the Verzuz battle took place nearly 15 years after the rappers’ beef first began, tensions were still high, leaving fans on the edge of their seats. Viewers were shocked when Gucci Mane chose to perform his song, “The Truth”—a scathing diss track that seemingly referenced Jeezy’s late associate, Henry “Pookie Loc” Lee Clark III.

The lyrics read:

“Put that n***a ass in the dirt. Smoking on Pookie Loc tonight. Send some more, I’ma send ’em back the same way … In a box.”

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During last week’s Rap Radar Live panel at the 2022 Revolt Summit, Gucci addressed the incident admitting that he regrets performing the song.

The “Rumors” rapper told hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller that he regretted his comments, and never intended to be confrontational or negative during battle. He explained,

“I didn’t know when I got on the stage, that was gonna happen. [That] I was gonna say that. I ain’t like, ‘I’m bringing negative energy.’ It just really came out … I mean what I say, I say what I mean. So my thing was, if I was bad enough to say it in the studio, I’m bad enough to say it in your face.”

Gucci Mane continued,

“I don’t even like to perform that song. When I left, I was like, ‘Damn. I wish I wouldn’t have said what I said.’”

While many criticized the Pookie comments and felt it was insensitive, Jeezy seemingly took the higher road and encouraged Gucci to squash the beef. Jeezy said,

“I’ll tell you what. See when I even called you and extended this invite, my n***a, I did it as a real man. It’s been 20 motherf**king years,”

before Gucci interjected and said,


Jeezy continued,

“… Let me say my piece … I extended my hand because I’m a real man. The shit we came from in the street, dawg, you see that we been through it … And when I said I wanted to do this shit for the culture, that’s what I wanted to do. I brought you here to show you the world care about what the fuck we got going on ‘cause we are the culture. You feel me? Me and you, where we came from, what we been through, n***a, us.”


During his recent interview, Gucci said he believed the moment was genuine,

“because after I did what I did, and he came back and said what he said, I felt what he was saying.”

As previously reported, Gucci Mane and Jeezy’s issues initially started after they recorded their first collaboration ‘So Icy’ in 2004 (the song was released in 2005). Reportedly, Jeezy was under the impression that the song would be featured on Gucci’s debut album ‘Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101.’ However, the song was ultimately placed on Gucci’s first independent album, ‘Trap House,’ which upset Jeezy. In addition to that, Jeezy claimed he was never paid for his appearance on the track.

Jeezy then dropped ‘Stay Strapped,’ which is allegedly a diss song against Gucci. In the song, he raps,

“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 was visiting a friend at a house in Decatur, Georgia, when four men broke in. According to reports, he shot and killed one of the intruders, Pookie Loc, who was Jeezy’s friend. After the shooting, Pookie Loc’s body was reportedly found buried by a local middle school. Gucci was eventually charged with murder for the incident. 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, however, the ‘Put On’ rapper has always denied those claims.


While their beef spanned nearly 15 years, it appears as though Gucci Mane has been having a change of heart lately and wants to shy away from some of his previous wrongdoings. In July, the southern rapper publicly stated that he wants to end the trend of rappers disrespecting dead people in their lyrics. On July 27, the “Poppin” rapper released a song titled, “Dissin The Dead,” where he speaks to an ongoing concern within hip-hop as some artists take to their music to make disparaging remarks about people who have passed away.

Sadly, we are seeing more artists make light and speak negatively about the tragic passing of their fellow rappers. We’ve seen this happen to the late Pop Smoke and King Von, just to name a few.

In his new song, Gucci Mane takes full responsibility for today’s current culture of putting slain victims in rap songs. In the chorus of his song, he raps:

“I know I should be more careful with the sh*t that I said/I feel like I started a trend, they never gon’ stop/They gon’ keep dissin’ the dead.”


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Authored by: Monique Nicole