Gucci mane keeps going with Jeezy right. Almost two years after the name drop jeezy‘s boyfriend who died during their Verzuz fight, Gucci admits he immediately regretted it.
“I didn’t know what was going to happen when I got on stage. [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 developing. I’m growing up. I’m not the same anymore,” Gucci added.
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And then Gucci revisited it in 2022…twice
Though 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.
In the summer, Gucci was on a different beat again. In July he released a track called Dissin the Dead. In it, he lashed out at songs dissing dead people while also acknowledging his past transgressions on the matter.
“I know my tongue is a sword, I know I should be more careful with the shit I said. “None of that shit no shit this shit so real and a young n***a get shot in the head / young n***a mad at pills and doing exercises we gotta stop the dead to diss.”