It's On! Gucci Mane And Jeezy Will Participate In Verzuz Rap Battle
Hot New Hip Hop reported this week that Gucci Mane has officially accepted the Verzuz offer from Yeezy, which is scheduled for the second season premiere of Timbaland and Swizz Beatz's series. In case you missed it, the idea of Gucci Mane 's appearence on the program has been controversial.
For instance, Mane was put on blast when he "respectfully declined" initially, but then asked for $1 million to appear on any episodes of the popular rap battling program. Reportedly, Gucci has now decided he wants to participate in the rap battle and Hot New Hip Hop says the backdrop is "getting ugly."
Reportedly, the situation is murky between Gucci Mane and Jeezy because Pookie Loc - who was signed to Jeezy's label - was shot and killed by Gucci Mane. Mane got off on the charges because of the right to self-defense.
According to reports, Jeezy offered to pay a $10,000 reward to anyone who managed to get Gucci's chain, so Loc apparently tried to rob the rapper's home but he wound up getting shot. As the story goes, the rapper buried Pookie Loc's body near a school in Decatur.
An arrest warrant was issued for Gucci Mane, but he did manage to beat the case. To make matters worse, Jeezy has continued to poke and prod at Gucci Mane by bringing up the death of his friend on a frequent basis; Gucci has been taunting him for months,.
For instance, not that long ago, Gucci shared a meme that was meant to be a reenactment of how Pookie Loc had died. Furthermore, the two performing artists have continued to send social media shots at each other over the last few days.
In other news, Jeezy was in the headlines when it was revealed that his fiancé, Jeannie Mai , had gone to the hospital after suffering from throat complications. Gucci Mane, on the other hand, has stayed out of the news media with the exception of when he talked about leaving his record label.
This came right around the same time as Kanye's comments in which he put recording industry conventions and practices on blast.