By Tenedra Bafford
Gucci Mane’s new mixtape, Trap God, to be released Oct. 17, has added fuel to his longtime beef with Young Jeezy with his new song, “Truth.” In the song, Gucci Mane swears that “this is not a diss record, just the truth.”
Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy’s beef was established years ago when Gucci Mane was arrested in connection with the 2005 shooting and killing of Pookie Loc, a rapper signed to Young Jeezy’s label. Gucci was subsequently acquitted of the murder and Young Jeezy seemed to let the beef die down throughout the years. However, the beef recently reemerged after Gucci Mane’s interview with New York City radio station Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club.” He was asked about his thoughts on the recent Young Jeezy and Rick Ross scuffle at the BET Awards and stated that Rick Ross is a friend of his, but Young Jeezy is not and he could care less about what happens to him.
“Truth,” was released shortly after Young Jeezy did an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106’s “Big Boys Neighborhood,” in response to Gucci Mane’s “The Breakfast Club” interview “I mean, I feel like everybody know that boy retarded; nobody take him seriously. He got an ice cream cone on his face. That being said, I’m not going back. I’m going forward,” said Young Jeezy. He went on to say that Gucci Mane is a “nutty buddy” who is mad at him for not agreeing to do a song with him.
This may have been just what Gucci Mane needed to release his diss record. Yet, he not only dissed Young Jeezy, but also added singer Keyshia Cole to the mix. On “Truth,” Gucci Mane alleges that while Cole and Young Jeezy dated years ago, she had an affair with rapper Diddy.
“How u gone be a G, and u spreading lies, to sell mix tapes! Where ya talent at?” Cole tweeted in response to being added to the beef on Sunday.
Gucci Mane also took the beef to the Twitter world saying, “I Radric Davis aka Guwap bet 100K I can and will beat Jeezy ass #JUSTTRUTHS.”
The question over whether or not Gucci Mane is spreading lies or revealing truths is debatable, but the beef has raised a lot of awareness about Trap God, and, ultimately, that may be the real reason behind this so-called “truth.”