When Freddie Gibbs split from Jeezy’s CTE Records back in 2012 it wasn’t on good terms, and during a recent show in Chicago, the Indiana rapper made it clear that he still has a lot more to say about it.
Gibbs signed to the label back in 2011, and told MTV News last year, “I believed in what CTE was and what Jeezy was doin,’” but that didn’t last for too long.
When he performed the new song “Real” in Chicago last week, he had some scathing words for Jeezy, referencing his beef with Gucci Mane and his scuffle with Rick Ross backstage at 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Though it’s difficult to understand every word in the video footage, there are a few lines you can hear pretty clearly, beginning with, “You wanna be Jay Z, n—-a you just a f—–g puppet.”
“You say you’re the realest, but Ross had you scared to drop a diss record,” Gibbs spits, “You had the whole team looking weak, I guess that’s why they ran up on you at BET.”
And even, “Seen Gucci by himself when we were 30 deep at Magic and you didn’t bust a brick.” This marks the first time that Gibbs has put his resentment for Jeezy on a track, but last year he laid it all out in interviews.
“I started seein’ the fake and the empty promises and all of that stuff and I just didn’t wanna be around that no more,” he told MTV News. “It’s tough meetin’ your heroes sometimes and kickin’ with them because when they take that cape off, boy o’ boy under that cape, sometimes it’s some scary lil’ boy hidin’ under that cape.”
If there’s backlash coming Gibbs isn’t worried about it, because he’s already received his fair share of death threats on social media after expressing his dislike for Jeezy in interviews.
“Yeah, death threats,” he said at the time. “Hey man, I know it hurts you to hear your favorite rapper’s a fraud. It ain’t my fault.”
“Real” will appear on Freddie Gibbs’ upcoming collaboration album Piñata with Madlib, which drops on March 18.