That’s real man. So how’d you link with 50 and G-Unit?
It’s just the work that I put in. I know a lot of people get a lot of shit twisted like ‘Oh, 50 messing with the nigga only cause he got shot’---nah! 50 been fucking with me since before this even happened. That was just me being on my grind. That dude is a real nigga, and he can relate to what I been through. He reached out to me, and when he reached out to me he called me personally. And for me, coming from where I’m from, that’s real respect. Most of these niggas will send somebody to call you. That man called me—
Exactly. Our first phone conversation, he asked me where was I when we he called me. When he called, I was in his hood---134th and Guy Brewer, in the projects in Queens like 2:30 in the morning. That kinda fucked him up cause he was like ‘Damn, you in my hood!’ But we clicked ever since. Ever since, we just clicked and we always talking and keeping in touch. He was coming down to New Orleans to film movies and we got a chance to really meet each other. We sat down with one another and was just running it back and forth. I was giving him the rundown and he was giving me a little rundown. I really learned a lot from him. A lot of people wouldn’t keep it all the way 100 with you in this business.
How soon will we be hearing some G-Unit material?
Oh, yall will be hearing that real soon. You can download and go to wherever site you want to go to and check out the new Tony Yayo single Haters featuring me, 50, and Shawty Lo. We just shot the video for it 2 weeks ago in Atlanta, so that’ll be hitting the airwaves real soon. But you can check the song out now.
Dope. As you know Weezy released his Sorry 4 The Wait mixtape and on one of his freestyles he kinda came at you. How’d you feel about the bitch references and him referencing your shooting?
[Laughs] See, that’s the thing. A lot of people out of town don’t really get how New Orleans people talk. When New Orleans people talk, they talk emotionally. He wasn’t---that’s just his way of saying ‘Damn nigga! You still in the hood. Look what’s happening to you. You need to get from out of that’, you know what I’m saying? If you listen to what he’s saying, he’s like ‘Kidd Kidd! Betta watch yourself out there. You know a nigga got love for ya, bitch! Don’t make a nigga come in that water for ya.’ A lot of people will hear the bitch and all that and see that as him coming at me. But it’s not a diss at all. If it was, it would’ve been a whole different situation. It’s too real with me. A person like Wayne, he knows that. I don’t think he was tryna come at me like that at all. But I know how a lot of people outside of New Orleans might take that. But shoutout to him for shouting me out!
Got you. Here in New York, it didn't come off like that. The word ‘bitch’ could be an insult! I’m glad you cleared that up for us.
Yeah, in New Orleans we use that all the time. That’s how we talk to each other---‘Bitch what you doing? Bitch where you going? What’s up bitch?’
[Laughs] Ok cool. Now there’s one last question I wanted to ask you regarding YM. It’s been speculated as to whether or not you were even signed there or if you were dropped or not. What was the initial relationship with Young Money?
Well, there never was any paperwork involved. I been around Wayne since like 2003, 2002. It never was no paperwork where I was signed to Young Money. As far as being dropped from the label, nah that’s not really true. When doing big things and you not seeing eye to eye, eventually you just want to go out and experience things for yourself. That’s kind of how it was for me. I felt like there’s a lot more I could be doing than just sitting around. When you sitting around, at the end of the day you gotta think about your family you gotta feed, yourself that you wanna take care of—it’s one thing having someone giving you money than making your own money. If someone gotta keep giving you money, how can they even respect you? That’s like being someone’s child or something. At the end of the day, we all men.
Ok cool. So no beef or bad blood between Young Money and you?
Nah it’s no beef. Yeah I still speak to them. I holla at Gudda all the time. Them my dogs. I don’t really talk to everybody else too much, but I holla at Gudda all the time. It’s all good. It’s all love. There’s no beef at all. I got love for them niggas. They come in the city and I hold them down. Cause I know for a fact that ain’t none of them tryna catch no murder charges. We can’t afford to be in jail right now. We can’t afford to be in a coffin right now. It’s just too deep right now. And quote this too, for the Wane comments, because I ain’t really get a chance to really holla at him. Tell him I said. ‘That’s wassup, bitch!’