Gucci Mane and Jeezy’s feud has raised a wave of emotion from both sides over the years. The long-awaited Verzuz battle between the considerably elite trap stars set the stage for a moment that is now regretful on Gucci Mane’s part. Guwop set the record straight during a sit down with Rap Radar Live during the 2022 Revolt Summit. He provided clarification on the infamous moment he spoke on Jeezy’s deceased friend, Henry “Pookie Loc” Clark during their Verzuz battle.
While it was immediately interpreted as a personal dig at Jeezy, Gucci combats these ideals by saying, “I didn’t know when i got on stage that was gonna happen. I didn’t go up there thinkin like you know, I’m bringing negative energy.”
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) September 29, 2022
The Verzuz Battle
This particular battle was a defining moment for any trap music lover as the crowd watched the two hit the stage. The battle went off without a hitch as the anticipation was high, yet there was hope that the feud wouldn’t erupt as tensions rose.
The defining moment came when Gucci Mane played his diss track to Jeezy, “The Truth.” Putting salt on the wound, Gucci says, “Damn! Put that n***a’s a** in the dirt. Smoking on Pookie Loc tonight,” Gucci exclaimed.
The track was released in 2012 at the height of both rappers careers and with the mention of Jeezy’s late friend, “Pookie Loc.”
Jeezy speaks on the Verzuz battle
Jeezy spoke with Ebro of Hot 97 the day after the battle and addressed the moment that left many speechless. He let on that he wasn’t expecting Gucci to play the song, but he knew it was a possibility. “I didn’t feel that in the air,” he said.
“I’m not about to let a situation take me back 20 years because somebody’s antagonizing me. I’m not doing that.”
While the “Thug Motivation” rapper showcased a calm demeanor, it appeared he had more going through his mind than everyone could see.
Watch the Hot 97 interview below.
Gucci Mane: Stop “Dissin The Dead”
Gucci Mane has clearly been apologetic and regretful for some time now as he dropped single, “Dissing The Dead” just months ago. In the song, he raps,
“I’m the one put your boy name on a stone. I dissed the dead and I knew it was wrong.”
The sympathetic steamboat didn’t take too long to come around as his diss track with Lil Durk, “Rumors” still rang fresh. Pookie Loc, Jeezy’s deceased friend, made another cameo as Gucci mentioned him yet again. Much like Jeezy, there seems to be growth in the area of change once children and family enter the picture.
Gucci is fresh off a baby high as he and wife Keyshia Ka’oir are expecting their second child together. One thing is for certain, fans aren’t opposed to hearing the “So Icy” duo on another track together.
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