Thursday night was the hotly anticipated Verzuz battle between Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane and Jeezy — but at one point, things got heated and the rappers appeared to come close to throwing hands.
But it was Jeezy who managed to keep the calm, delivering a sobering speech to Gucci.
“Let me say my piece … I extended my hand because I’m a real man,” Jeezy said. “The sh*t we came from in the street, dawg, you see that we been through it. Twenty years. And when I said I wanted to do this sh*t for the culture, that’s what I wanted to do. I brought you here to show you the world care about what the f*ck we got going on ’cause we are the culture. You feel me? Me and you, where we came from, what we been through, n*gga, us.”
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) November 20, 2020
Jeezy spoke about the responsibility both men hold:
He continued: “All these kids out here doing what the f*ck they do ’cause they saw what went on with us. This sh*t ain’t about me, it ain’t about you. This sh*t about King Von, this sh*t about Doe B, this sh*t about Nipsey Hussle, this sh*t about motherf*cking Pop Smoke, Mo3. And I’m real enough to do that, n*gga, because one thing about it, two things fo sho, three things for certain, n*gga…”
GUCCI MANE LOUNGING IN THE POOL