At the end of 2020, the old beef between Freddie Gibbs and Jeezy sparked back up. According to a recent interview with Vulture, Gibbs revealed that he’s open to clearing the air.
“Maybe. Maybe. I don’t see it as a big deal. Ain’t nobody dying. Nobody get shot. Ain’t nobody get hurt, so it ain’t nothing like that,” Gibbs said.
“I don’t have beef with him like other people may. I think it was just two guys who didn’t communicate correctly. He had a vision, and I had my vision, and we just couldn’t come to a common agreement. I don’t hate the man or anything of that nature, not at all. At one point, I looked up to him. And I still respect everything that he did musically. I still listen to his music. So, like I said, man, maybe one day, who knows?” – added he.
“Good old Akademiks,” he said. “The whole thing was corny. I just feel like certain guys like that, their opinion don’t really matter. Why are we even listening to a guy like this? How did he get on? Twitch? He not a DJ. I ain’t got no problem with the kid. I seen that kid one day in L.A. before all of this started. And when I tapped him on the shoulder, he was hella spooked.”
Although Gibbs took the road less traveled, he proved to meet the high expectations set for him when Alfredo was nominated for a Grammy. This was a feat that he never expected would happen.
“Oh, man, it’s surreal. I wake up every day, and I’m like, ‘What?’ I got to look at it every day to believe it,” Gibbs said to Vulture. “Obviously, everybody feels like they should be nominated for a Grammy for something that they do that’s received well, but I never thought that I’d actually get nominated, especially for an album like Alfredo. So, I’m grateful.”