Its no secret the feuds between Young Jeezy & Gucci Mane & TI stems from a beef earlier in their careers. However The Mount Rushmore of Atlanta’s Trap Music are undeniably reserved for these three Trap Kings. Recently on TI’s podcast ExpediTiously he and Jeezy Formerly known as Young Jeezy sparked a conversation as to possibly squashing the beef that has been going on for over 15 years or so.
TI asked Jeezy “if there would be a time where He, Jeezy & Gucci could ever be in the same room together and be cordial & end the feud between them”. Jeezy responded it would have to be some big mafia type sit-down, because alot has taken place since their careers launched almost simultaneously.
For those who aren’t familiar I’ve compiled a list of what happened between these amazing artists
Date: May 2005
What Happened: When Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane recorded their first collaboration, Jeezy was under the impression that it’d land on his debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Instead, Gucci used it for his first independent album, Trap House.
Later, a pissed off Jeezy would claim 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, while having a larger impact across the South.
Young Jeezy Puts a Bounty on Gucci’s Mane’s Chain
Date: May 9, 2005
What Happened: Fueled by the bad taste that the “Icy” situation left in his mouth, Jeezy put aspiring gangbangers on alert with “Stay Strapped.”
Key line: “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.”
Gucci Mane Responds With “Round One”
Date: Mid-May 2005
What Happened: Gucci Mane made it very clear that he didn’t take Jeezy’s shots lightly. Even before the beat drops, Gucci says, “That nigga Young Jeezy, man. That nigga fake.” Gucci prepared himself for a lengthy battle by declaring in the chorus, “This is round one of Gucci Mane vs. Jeezy.”
Gucci Mane Charged With the Murder of a Young Jeezy Associate
Date: May 19, 2005
What Happened: Shortly after the “Stay Strapped” and “Round One” volleys, the war of words 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.
That man, 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 in to police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with the murder of Pookie Loc.
Gucci Mane Says “I’m Not A Murderer,” Young Jeezy Denies Involvement
Date: May 27, 2005
What Happened: During a phone interview from jail, Gucci said, “I just want to let everyone know I’m not a murderer. I was upset. I was scared a little bit, but I had to do what I had to do. You gotta be a man about it. I’m not a bad person. I have remorse for everything that happened.”
Meanwhile, Jeezy denied any connection to the shootings even though Pookie Loc was signed to his label. He claimed that Gucci was “trying to turn a bad situation into good publicity” and “sell his record.”
Gucci Mane Is Acquitted of Murder
Date: January 17, 2006
What Happened: Nine months after being charged with murder, Gucci Mane was acquitted. He admitted to shooting his attackers, but maintained that he acted in self-defense. An eye-witness backed up his claim, leaving prosecutors with no evidence for a murder case.
Gucci Mane Lashes Out at Jeezy Again on “745”
Date: June 15, 2006
What Happened: After a year of silence between the two camps, Gucci Mane came out of nowhere with “745.” In the third verse, Gucci defends his decision to fight back against his attackers in 2005, and also takes shots at Jeezy for (in his mind) putting the hit out and not dealing with it himself.
Key line: “Do I smell pussy? Nah, that’s Jeezy. You ain’t a snowman, you more like a snowflake, cupcake, corn flake. Nigga, you too fake.”
Gucci Mane Releases “Gangster Grillz” Mixtape With DJ Drama
Date: September 16, 2008
What Happened: Despite being a longtime Young Jeezy collaborator, DJ Drama didn’t feel the need to side with Jeezy exclusively, leading to Gucci’s Gangster Grillz mixtape, The Movie.
Young Jeezy’s Posse Gets Into Fight With DJ Drama
Date: January 12, 2009
What Happened: 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.
Young Jeezy Takes Aim at Gucci Again on “24, 23”
Date: June 15, 2009
What Happened: With tensions building again, Young Jeezy launched another verbal assault.
Key line: “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.”
Young Jeezy Calls a Truce With Gucci and Drama
Date: December 4, 2009
What Happened: 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.
A spirited Gucci would call into the show from jail to give 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.”
Gucci Mane Says He’s Collaborating With Young Jeezy Again
Date: December 15, 2009
What Happened: 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.”
“We Already collaborated on two songs. One is already out and one is debuting in a few weeks”Gucci Mane on Young Jeezy collab on the radio with Big Boy
Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane’s Entourages Brawl
Date: March 4, 2010
What Happened: 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 were 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.
Gucci Mane Says He “Can’t See” Himself Ever Rapping With Young Jeezy Again
“On the strength of [the fact that] anything could have happened between not just me and him [but] between our camps, 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,” Gucci said. “That’s what made us do that.”Gucci Mane interview on Rapfix Live
Mr. La Flare, at that time dropped his Ferrari Boyz collaboration with Waka Flocka Flame, offered an “I don’t think so” when asked about the possibility of him and Jeezy creating music together again, adding, “We started the conversation, but I can’t see it happening.”Gucci Mane interview on Rapfix Live
Date: August 11, 2011
What Happened: 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.”
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.”
Young Jeezy Claims the Entire Beef Was a Misunderstanding
“When I met homey, he was just a guy hanging at the studio and he was fan. And I took to him and ’cause I just liked the way he got down, he was always cool, he was always excited”Jeezy on how he & Gucci Mane first met of Rapfix Live
Jeezy — who was the hottest street rapper at the time — agreed to do “Icy” with Gucci Mane and even helped put the record together, he said. But soon after, he lost his voice, so when a request to perform the song came through to Jeezy’s people, he declined without giving a reason. “Around that time is when I lost my voice,” Jeezy revealed to Sway. “But nobody knew that I lost my voice but, like, maybe four of my homeboys. Def Jam didn’t know, nobody knewI think they got offended, but he didn’t know that I lost my voice and just had surgery and was laying on a deathbed not knowing whether or not I would be able to speak again.Young Jeezy tell Sway on Rapfix Live
Date: December 2, 2011
What Happened: Again, Sway got the scoop. In this interview, Young Jeezy took everyone back to 2005, when the beef first started.
Jeezy revealed 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
So in recent events this beef between these Trap Kings have been on going as long the beef between Ja Rule & 50 Cent.
The friction between these two men has made relationships become salty over the years. And to be honest I agree with Jeezy A real conversation has to be made in order for these men to mend their differences.
We should cross our finger to a possible collab between the three trap kings. Although I wouldn’t hold my breath. Only pray they stop carrying on negativity.