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A Timeline Of Jeezy and Gucci Mane’s Beef

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In the world of hip hop, it is not unusual to have beef between various rap artists and at even times producers and executives wage war against each other. Most of the times, this beef is simply an exchange of words that mostly happens in the form of diss tracks that at times turn into hits. When worst comes to worst, this beef turns into physical altercations or even worse, can boil over to loss of life. 

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An example of beef in the hip hop industry is one between Gucci Mane and Jeezy which has gone on for fifteen years. Their beef dates back to the early 2000s exchanging disses through slick diss tracks such as ‘Icy’ and ‘Stay Strapped’. While both men have evolved over the ears in terms of their careers and as entrepreneurs, the discord between them has remained tense with fans of both camps dreaming of the day the two will set aside their differences to work together.

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That dream may soon be a reality as Gucci Mane and Jeezy are slated to go head to head on Verzuz kicking off its second season. This could be a door opening toward their reconciliation. As we wait in high anticipation for their Verzuz matchups, let’s dive into the timeline of their beef and that transpired.

2005

May: Jeezy and Gucci Mane “Icy” feud

Jeezy and Gucci Mane recorded their first collaboration; ‘Icy’, While Jeezy believed that it would land on his debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, Gucci instead used it for his first independent album, Trap House. A pissed off Jeezy later claimed that he was never even paid for his appearance. “Icy” went on to peak at No. 46 on Billboard’s R&B/hip-hop chart.

May: Jeezy puts a bounty on Gucci’s Mane’s chain with “Stay Strapped”

Angered by the “Icy” situation, Jeezy put aspiring gangbangers on alert with “Stay Strapped.”

“I got a bounty on that shit, nigga. 10 stacks. So if he come to your town, and you just happen to snatch that motherfucker off his neck, I’m gonna shoot you the 10-stack, man. So I can cremate that motherfucker.”

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Mid-May: Gucci Mane responds with “Round 1”

In his single ‘Round 1’, Gucci Mane made it very clear that he didn’t take Jeezy’s shots lightly rapping

“That nigga Young Jeezy, man. That nigga fake.” Gucci even declared a hight perhaps preparing himself or his fans for how lenthy it would turn out in the chorus, “This is round one of Gucci Mane vs. Jeezy.”

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19th May : Gucci Mane Charged with the murder of a Jeezy associate

Shortly after the lyrical war of words, thee beef turned violent. While Gucci was visiting a female friend on May 10, four men broke into the house and began assaulting him. When the men threatened to shoot him, Gucci grabbed his pistol and started shooting. After hitting one man, everyone fled the scene. Henry Lee Clark III, better known as Corporate Thugz Entertainment rapper Pookie Loc, was later found dead near a school in Decatur, GA. Days later, Gucci turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with the murder of Pookie Loc.

27th May: Gucci’s Murder Case

During a phone interview from jail, Gucci said,

“I just want to let everyone know I’m not a murderer. I was upset… but I had to do what I had to do…I’m not a bad person. I have remorse for everything that happened.”

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Jeezy denied any connection to the shootings even though Pookie Loc was signed to his label and claimed that Gucci was “trying to turn a bad situation into good publicity” and “sell his record.”

2006

January 17th: Gucci Mane beats murder charge and is acquitted of murder 

Gucci Mane was acquitted nine months after being charged with murder, He admitted to shooting his attackers, but maintained that he acted in self-defence. Prosecutors were left with no evidence for a murder case after an eyewitness confirmed the testimony.

June 15th: Gucci Disses Jeezy On “745”

Gucci launched a verbal assault against Jeezy on the diss track “745” released months after his acquittal rapping,

”Do I smell pussy? Nah, that’s Jeezy. You ain’t a snowman, you more like a snowflake, cupcake, cornflake. Nigga, you too fake,”

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Gucci makes it clear that his vindication in the eyes of the law hadn’t tempered his disdain for Jeezy one bit.

2009

January 12th: Jeezy’s crew gets into a fight with DJ Drama

At a screening for the movie Notorious, members of Young Jeezy’s CTE crew got into a fight with Drama and his entourage. Months later, Jeezy would call Drama a “bitch” and a “cornball” in an XXL interview.

June 15th: Jeezy disses Gucci again on “24, 23”

As tension was building between the Jeezy and Mane camps, Jeezy launched another verbal assault.

“I’m on some Louie shit, fuck Gucci Mane. These niggas still on my dick, they like some groupies mane. Can’t keep they lips closed, they worse than coochies mane.”

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2009

December 4th: Jeezy calls a truce with Gucci and DJ Drama

Shortly after Gucci Mane announced that a collaboration with Young Jeezy was in the works, Jeezy went on DJ Drama’s radio show and squashed his beef with Drama and Gucci. Gucci calls in to the show from jail thrilled and gave his blessing and love for the trio’s hometown, Atlanta.

“I’d just like to say, it’s way bigger than all of us. I feel like the way the city’s been supporting all three of us, they deserve this. It’s about that time, man. We’re getting older, growing, so let’s do it for the city.”

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December 15th: Gucci Mane and Jeezy truce keeps holding up

In a radio interview with Big Boy, it appeared as if the truce would hold up. Gucci Mane said,

“We already collaborated on two songs. One is already out and one is debuting in a few weeks.”

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2010

March 4: A brawl between Jeezy and Gucci Mane entourages

 Waka Flocka Flame, along with other members of Gucci Mane’s crew, got into a fight with Jeezy associates outside of an Atlanta clothing store. Neither Jeezy nor Jeezy was present, but one of Waka’s security guards fired some shots, and Waka allegedly left the melee with a black eye, courtesy of CTE rapper Slick Pulla.

2011

August 11th: Gucci Mane says he ‘can’t see’ himself ever rapping with Jeezy again

In an interview with Sway, when asked whether or not he could see himself working with Young Jeezy again, Gucci Mane said,

“We started the conversation, but I can’t see it happening.”

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Gucci remained respectful, however, and would go on to detail why they squashed their beef in 2009: “We just came to a sit-down of just respecting the fact that somebody can get hurt, and it ain’t going to be us.”

December 2nd : Jeezy claims the entire beef was a misunderstanding

In another Sway interview, Young Jeezy took everyone back to 2005, when the beef first started revealing that it all started because Gucci Mane was mad that he refused to perform “Icy” with him without reason. What Gucci didn’t know, however, was that Jeezy needed throat surgery at the time—a secret of which Jeezy label wasn’t even aware.

2012

October 10th: Gucci Mane says he has ‘no respect’ for Jeezy

While speaking with The Breakfast Club about the altercation between Rick Ross and Jeezy at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Gucci said,

“Ross is a friend of mine. Of course, Jeezy is not…I ain’t got no respect for him.”

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 October 12: Jeezy shades Gucci Mane in an interview

Jeezy fired back at Gucci on Power 106 continuing the pair’s exchange of words:

“Man everybody knows that boy is retarded. Ain’t nobody taking him seriously. He has an ice cream cone on his face, let’s be for real. Given that said, I’m not going back, I’m going forward.”

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Jeezy also revealed in the Sane interview that it was Gucci Mane who had previously reached out for collaboration and that Jeezy declined.

October 13th: Gucci Mane responds with diss track “Truth”

In the diss track “Truth,”  Gucci Mane talks about Young Jeezy getting robbed, not being a good father, and being in love with Keyshia Cole while she was sleeping with other men (a claim she’d deny). Gucci Mane also referenced the 2005 shooting. Keyline: “A ten thousand dollar bounty put on my neck. I hope you didn’t pay them cause they didn’t have no success.”

October 13th: Gucci Mane bets $100,000 that he can beat up Young Jeezy

Gucci Mane did not stop at diss tracks, he also began to use Twitter as his outlet for his remarks when he shared that he bet $100,000 that he can bet up Young Jeezy.

2014-2016

Gucci Mane goes to jail 

Gucci Mane pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon leading to a two-year prison sentence along with a string of other charges. After his release, he came home slimmer and in a peaceful state If mind and seemed to have forgotten all his previously existing altercations and beef.

2016

December 16th: Gucci Mane says he ‘ain’t got nothing to speak about’ with Jeezy

Speaking about his beef with Young Jeezy and T.I. on The Breakfast Club, Gucci Mane explained his perspective on not speaking to the two rappers if they’re in the same room. Gucci revealed that it’s not beef anymore, it’s just that he has nothing to say. “We ain’t got nothing to speak about,” he explained. “You do your thing, I do mine. We ain’t got to be at odds, but at the same time, I don’t want to slap your hand, I don’t want to speak.”

2020

April 20: Gucci Mane laughs at meme about the killing of Jeezy associate

 Gucci Mane shared a video of a recreation of his confrontation with Pookie Lo with a “but fa real tho” caption that featured a few laughing emojis.

July 28: Jeezy discussed ending the feud with Gucci Mane

Jeezy discussed ending his feud with Gucci Mane during an episode of T.I.’s podcast, ExpediTIously. “I just feel like it has to be one of those Mafia backroom conversations, man,” he said. “What I’ve learned over the years is that it’s big business—people that went to Yale still do business with people that went to Harvard. It’s going to have to be a real convo, it’s been decades.”

November 9th: Jeezy says Gucci Mane ‘respectfully declined’ to face him in a ‘Verzuz’ match

Verzuz battle series enables artists to come together and let fans relive their careers on Instagram Live. With its second season coming up, people were interested in seeing Young Jeezy face off against Gucci Mane after their feud seemingly dissipated over the years. But Jeezy revealed that Gucci Mane “respectfully declined” to engage in a Verzuz battle during his Nov. 2020 interview with The Breakfast Club.

November 14: Gucci Mane and Jeezy announce they are facing each other in ‘Verzuz’ battle

A week after that reveal, it was officially announced that Gucci Mane and Jeezy would be facing off against each other in a Verzuz battle on November 19. The matchup replaced a previously-announced matchup between Jeezy and T.I.

November 14: Gucci Mane calls Jeezy a ‘Snowcone’

Posting an official flyer of the Verzuz matchup, Gucci Mane wrote the caption: “Trap God vs Snow Cone.” Fans immediately took this as shade towards Jeezy, previewing what should be a wildly entertaining battle when these two finally get in the same room together.

November 19th: Gucci Mane and Jeezy Address 15-year Beef in Tense “Versuz” Live-stream

One million people were tuned in to watch the live-stream of Versuz in high anticipation of Jeezy and Gucci Mane’s appearance on the show.

In a surprising turn of events, the stream ended on an apparent note of reconciliation. Jeezy offered a duet of ‘Icy’ to which Gucci Mane joined in and the two performed their verses and danced happily. The show ended with the two celebrating one another and acknowledging each other’s accomplishments before heading off together to the after-party.

Listen, all respect. I appreciate you for throwing out the olive branch-I accept that. No disrespect. It’s all love,

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Rapper Casanova Allegedly Accused of Promoted Gang Ties

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Prosecutors express that rapper Casanova allegedly promoted his ties to the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang by posting images of diamond-encrusted gorilla pendants on his social media accounts in a memo urging the judge to hold him and most of his associates without bail.

Using his public platform, he has amplified the message of the gang — both through his music and his social media profiles,” wrote Assistant US Attorney Shiva Logarajah.

Casanova stands accused of wearing jewelry that show his ties to the gang. Investigators also stated that his appearance on ‘Big Ape,’ a song the prosecutors refer to as a ‘gang anthem’ solidifies his involvement with the gang.

Caswell Junior, popularly known as Casanova, reiterated his claim that the accusations against him by the FBI are false after he turned himself over to the authorities and pleaded not guilty to charges of firearms possession, narcotics conspiracy, and racketeering.

Seventeen other gang members face similar charges and have been accused of being tied to the murder of a 15-year-old.

Prison calls also allegedly show that he sends money to Dwight Reid, aka Dick Wolf, the alleged gang founder who is currently behind bars serving a sentence of 50 years to life for a murder that occurred in 2014.

“Senior has closely coordinated his artistic endeavors to benefit the gang… Prison calls allegedly show that Senior forks over some of his earnings to alleged gang founder Dwight Reid aka Dick Wolf.”

Casanova is also said to be a ‘drug supplier,’ and if convicted, he could be facing a minimum of 15 years behind bars.

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Spotify Suggests Treading Crypto Mode Of Payment Waters as It Posts a Job Offer

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While publishing a new job listing, music and podcast streaming service, Spotify, may have hinted at treading Crypto waters. On the listing, the company wants an “Associate Director, Payments Strategy & Innovation” who is expected to bring in new payment strategies.

The job is based in their London offices, and the job’s description reads as follows:

“This role will report to the Director, Payments Strategy & Innovation and will play a key part in defining and implementing Spotify’s payments strategy as well as leading Spotify’s activity within the Libra stablecoin project and wider digital asset & cryptocurrency space.

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The streaming giant goes further to explain that the director should look for new opportunities in the “emerging ecosystem” of distributed ledger technology (DLT), blockchains, cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and other digital assets.

Other streaming services such as Twitch have also ventured into cryptocurrency, even encouraging people to pay for their subscriptions via crypto by offering special discounts to those that do. Twitch uses Bitpay, an Atlanta-based crypto firm that allows for payment in bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, four USD-pegged stablecoins, and ripple.

We’d like to know what you think. Are you willing to dip your toes in the Crypto waters?

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Boosie Badazz is Suing Mark Zuckerberg for $20 Million Over Instagram Ban

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Recovering Boosie Badazz doesn’t seem pleased with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and is waging a legal battle against the tech titan.

During a sit-down with VladTV, Boosie Badazz mentioned that he is suing Mark Zuckerberg for $20 million over his Instagram ban, which took a heavy toll on his business ventures.

“[Zuckerberg] made some of my business ventures go down, so I’m suing him now. I’m filing a lawsuit against him now,” he said. “… He stopped me off Instagram, and he didn’t put me back on Instagram. And that’s affecting my business.”

The 38-year-old rapper alleges that his Instagram was targeted because of his race. He went on to point out that other ‘worse’ policy violations didn’t result in permanent deactivation.

“This is the first time my Instagram has ever been [taken] from me… This is discrimination. Something is wrong. Somebody must be mad ’cause I said their name wrong, and they’re trying to chastise me.”

He continues: “And my Black people are starting to tell me, ‘Boosie, this man is a racist. He knows you affect the Black community and make them smile every morning? Why is he not giving you your page back? … He might be trying to stop us from smiling’… You’re going too far.”

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JANUARY 04: Rapper Lil Boosie attends Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks game at State Farm Arena on January 04, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Instagram deactivated the rapper’s account due to sexually explicit content, which he featured on the page’s Insta live broadcasts. Shortly after, Boosie released a video asking the Facebook founder to reactivate the page claiming it was one of his most extensive sources of income.

In a botched attempt, Boosie Badazz even went to offer Zuckerberg $100,00 to get back his account. When his efforts failed, he ended up creating another unverified account, which he claims is also being targeted since he cannot use the live broadcast feature.

“I had 10 million followers. You’re fuckin up my income,” Boosie says. “… I’m not suing for $300 billion … I’m only suing for $20 million.”

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Dr. Dre’s Eldest Daughter Talks About Her Financial Struggles & Her Strained Relationship With Her Father

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The last time I saw him was when I was 20 at my mom’s house.

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail,Dr. Dre’s eldest daughter reveals how she has not seen her father for 17 years, the fact that she doesn’t even have his phone number, and her financial struggles.

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37-year-old LaTanya Young is the eldest daughter of Dr.Dre and his ex-wife, Lisa Johnson. The former couple had three children together: LaTanya, LaToya,36, and Ashley, 35. The couple split when LaTanya was only five years old, and from that young age, the 37-year-old mother of four was forced to communicate with her father through his staff.

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LaTanya, who has not seen her father in 17 years, desperately desires a close relationship with her father. She maintains that her goal for getting close to the legendary producer is not to get close to his riches. It is quite shocking that while Dr.Dre boasts of a net worth of around $800 million, his eldest daughter has struggled financially.

Money is not what I want; I feel better doing it on my own,” she shares.

The mother of four is currently training to be a nurse and takes odd jobs to keep afloat with her bills, including working as a FedEx driver. LaTanya even went on to admit that she doesn’t even have her father’s phone number and that Dre has never met his grandchildren Tatiyana, 16, Rhiana, 13, D’Andre, eight, and Jason III, three.

He did offer to help me with tuition, but he never speaks to me. He never set me up to be able to not need him. He never paid for college; he never did anything to help me and my sisters get along.

LaTanya blamed the strained relationship on Nicole Young and hoped that their split and divorce would bring them closer.‘ I got the impression she didn’t care to know any of us.’

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LaTanya then goes on to share that she once went to see her father with her sisters when she was 16 and was turned away by his then-wife Nicole. Nicole even threatened to call the police on them.

LaTanya still holds on to the hope of Dre one day repairing their strained relationship and even getting to meet and know his grandchildren.

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CCTV Footage Captures Video Of an Unlucky Woman Who’s Sent Sprawling By a Flying Tire

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WOMAN HIT BY TIRE IN THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

If you spend as much time on social media as I do, most specifically Twitter, then you have probably already seen this video.The whole scenario on the footage pretty much sums up 2020 for most of us! Surveillance cameras along a path in the Copacabana district of Rio de Janeiro captured shocking footage of an unnamed woman getting hit on the head by a flying tire as she walked along the street.

The woman was walking along the street, and she noticed the fast-moving runaway trye head toward her. She then managed to dodge the tire that flew past her at high speed, or so she thought.

Woman in Brazil gets hit by a flying tire

After she narrowly misses the tire, she continues walking along the street, oblivious to the fact that the tire had hit a pole and was headed straight for her head. The tire ends up hitting the back of her head, sending the woman sprawling on the floor and her shoes fly out of her feet.

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Seconds after she sprawls onto the floor, the car from which the tire rolled out rolls in. A driver then rushes out of his car, removes the tire that is on top of her, and helps her up.

This comes after another CCTV footage of a man sipping beer in a sidewalk bar was in a similar fashion taken out by a dislodged car tire in the same country of Brazil.

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