Gucci Mane Didn't Plan To Criticize Jeezy's Dead Friend During Verzuz

Gucci Mane Didn’t Plan To Criticize Jeezy’s Dead Friend During Verzuz

gucci mane keep up the good work with Jeezy. Almost two years after the drop of the name jeezyFriend killed during his Verzuz battle, Gucci admits he felt instant regret.

“I didn’t know when I went on stage what was going to happen. [That I was gonna say that,” Gucci said. “I ain’t go up there thinking, I’m bringing negative energy. It really just came out.”

According to XXL, Gucci gave the comment at the 2022 Revolt Summit on September 25. During a Rap Radar Live panel, the artist spoke about unleashing The Truth during the battle. The 2012 diss song refers to Jeezy’s associate Henry “Pookie Loc” Lee Clark III.

Gucci shot and killed Henry during an attempted robbery in 2005. The rapper was arrested on murder charges but claimed self-defense leading to dropped charges over insufficient evidence.


Gucci Mane Felt Grateful For How The Hit-For-Hit Battle Ended 

So, given their history, the rappers sent shockwaves throughout the industry when they agreed to go hit-for-hit in November 2020. Then, Gucci rapped The Truth–prompting a speech from Jeezy about violence among the youth and being role models.

During the sit-down at the Revolt Summit, Gucci explained that he felt empowered to play the song by his ability to back up what he raps!

 “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. That’s just how I felt personally,” he said.”

Still, he claims he regretted taking the battle in that direction.

“When I left, I felt like ‘damn, I wish I would have said what I said. But at the same time, I was like, I’m glad that we [performed So Icy at the end.] It shows that I am evolving. I’m growing. I’m not the same,” added Gucci.

And then Gucci brought it back in 2022… twice

Despite feeling regretful after the moment, Gucci doubled down on his Pookie Loc comments in a song released in January 2022. The song is called rumors with Lil Durck.

For the summer, Gucci was back in a different groove. In July, he released a song called Dissin the dead. In it, he criticized the deceased in song and also admitted his past transgressions in the matter.

“I know my tongue is a sword, I know I should be more careful with the shit I say/ I feel like I started a trend that will never stop, they’ll keep insulting the dead,” Gucci rapped. “None of this shit don’t fake this shit so real, and get shot in the head / young wicked black with pills and doing drills, we gotta stop insulting the dead.”

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