New York, NY – Midway into Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s catchy Bandana single “Crime Pays,” there’s a perceived shot at Jeezy, who the celebrated lyricist dissed on his initial MadGibbs project Piñata five years ago.
On the tale end of the second verse, Gibbs raps, “And Roc, he done went and bought Jeezy a pair of new shoes, that nigga was dick-sucking.”
During his Breakfast Club interview on Tuesday (July 16), Gibbs revealed that wasn’t the case.
“It was a show in Chicago and [Jeezy] wanted some Timbs to go with his outfit,” Gibbs recalls, admitting he wasn’t there because his former boss SnowGlo didn’t want to pay for his stage time.
“But my homeboys were dick-ricking and they wanted to go to the show,” he continued. “I guess they standing there looking in awe at the nigga and [Jeezy] is like, ‘I need some shoes’ and he just used them to get some Timberlands and then they came back with the shoes, [Jeezy] was like, ‘These the wrong ones’ and just tossed them to his homeboy.’
When Gibbs’ friends hit him the next day to inquire about being down $200 and everyone got the icy shoulder.
“That was one of the straws that broke the camel’s back,” Gibbs stated before adding, “I ain’t got no problem with Young Jeezy. Not at all.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Gibbs was asked about his reaction to the perfect rating Bandana received by GroovyTracks to which he cooly replied, “As they should.”
Watch the full Freddie Gibbs Breakfast Club interview where he also discusses Madlib’s unorthodox studio practices recording with Mos Def a.k.a. Yasiin Bey and how Tunji Balogon helped lift his blackballing throughout the industry.