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Jeezy Explains How Feud With Nas Helped End Beef With Freddie Gibbs

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Earlier this month, Freddie Gibbs revealed in an interview with Bootleg Kev that he settled his longtime beef with Jeezy.

“I seen Jeezy at the airport with his wife. I was with my girl. We shook hands and hugged and was just like, ‘Man, salute,’” he said. “It was a relief for both of us. We exchanged numbers and we both got on a plane and that was it. It was one of the most beautiful things ever.

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“I didn’t really have nothing against Jeezy; I looked up to Jeezy. Jeezy one of my favorite rappers. I learned a lot from him. I learned how to really carry myself in this rap game by being around him. So I think that was just a misunderstanding, a miscommunication.”

The two had been feuding for about ten years after Gibbs left Jeezy’s CTE label in 2011. In a recent interview with Billboard, Jeezy blamed their issues on bad communication.

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“The Freddie sh-t, it was just bad communication,” Jeezy said. “Same thing with [Rick] Ross — just bad communication, and it took the right people to get in the mix.“

The Snofall rapper then recalled his brief disagreement with Nas, and how the Queensbridge MC used communication to quench whatever tension that was brewing between them.

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“What I have learned is the same when Nas did ‘Hip Hop Is Dead’ and I reacted. I was kinda spazzing out on the radio … I’ll never forget when I got in the car from the radio station, somebody from Def Jam was like, ‘Nas wanna holla at you. He’s on the phone’ …What’s up, King?’ He asked how I’m feeling, and he was like, ‘I can understand your frustration, but let me explain what I’m saying, and how it has nothing to do with you.’ He was so calm and I always remembered that.”

Jeezy adds the phone conversation with Nas inspired him to squash his beef with Freddie.

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“When me and Freddie had our thing, that was one of the reasons I remained calm because I’ve been on the other side of that. So, I’m hearing his frustration and I get it because we’re doing business and not everybody’s gonna be happy. It’s like being married, you gotta communicate. You can’t be like, ‘I’m gonna blow the whole house up.’”

“As Black men, we rarely do have good communication. It was love. That’s it. It wasn’t even nothing to have a conversation about, because we both knew where we stood at that. So going forward, we gotta communicate better.”

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