Gucci Mane Didn’t Plan To Diss Jeezy’s Dead Friend During Verzuz
Gucci Mane is continuing to make right with Jeezy. Almost two years after name-dropping Jeezy‘s dead friend during their Verzuz battle, Gucci admits he felt instant regret.
“I didn’t know when I got on the stage that was gonna 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 I’m evolving. I’m growing up. I ain’t the same,” Gucci added.
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) September 29, 2022
And Then Gucci Brought It Up Again In 2022…Twice
Despite feeling regret after the moment, Gucci doubled down on his Pookie Loc comments in a song released in January 2022. The song is called Rumors featuring Lil Durk.
By the summertime, Gucci was back on a different beat. In July, he released a track called Dissin the Dead. In it, he bashed dissing dead folks on songs while also admitting his past transgressions in the matter.
“I know my tongue is a sword, I know I should be more careful with the sh*t that I said/I feel like I started a trend that’s never gon’ stop, they gon’ keep dissing the dead,” Gucci rapped. “None of this sh*t no pretend, this sh*t so for real, a n***a get shot in the head/young n***a wicked on pills and going on drills, we need to stop dissing the dead.”
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