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Rapper Freddie Gibbs has faced some criticism from fans after he signed a deal with a major label after years of being an independent artist.

Gibbs is now signed to Records/Keep Cool and some of his loyal supporters are not happy about it. But Gibbs says he's the Kevin Durant of the Hip Hop game:

"That's a good question. Right now, I feel like Kevin Durant when he was going to the Warriors. I've been doing my sh*t, and I just haven't been winning the chips. Me going over with [RCA's executive president of A&R] Tunji [Balogun] and Keep Cool to RCA, it's about to be steroids on this sh*t," he told Billboard.

He continued:

"Them n*ggas can eat a d*ck. I got kids. Any motherf*cker from outside looking into a business could try to tell you how to run it, but they don't know. They don't know how to do this sh*t, because if everybody could do this sh*t, y'all would be doing it. We know what's best for us and what we need to do. This is what we've been waiting for and what we've been grinding for. This is an opportunity to compete with the best on the best level. I could run circles around these little independent n*ggas all day. I want to be up there with the top echelon rappers because that's what the f*ck I am."

Gibbs is currently gearing up to drop his upcoming 16-track collaborative album, 'Bandana' with producer Madlib. 'Bandana drops June 28.