After catching wind of Gucci Mane's diss and harsh comments about him, Memphis' Yo Gotti gave his side of the story to K97’s Devin Steel. While keeping his composure, Gotti explained that he was just "disappointed" that Gucci reacted with such animosity. He cited his past friendship with the rapper as the main reason why this ordeal came as such a shock.
"It's a funny situation. First of all, I do my music and I don't keep up with what other people are doing. When I'm locked in the studio, I ain't walking around with a laptop, no iPad. It's just my phone," Gotti says. "It came down to me and homie dropping on the same day. I didn't know it in the beginning. I found out probably a day or two later. But once I found out, because he supposed to be my homeboy, I hit his phone immediately. I'm thinking like 'we about to shut it down. Me and him coming out on the same day, it's a wrap.' So I hit him. He ain't hit me back. So I'm thinking maybe he got a different number. You know n*ggas change numbers all the time."
Gotti says people from within Gucci's camp tipped him off about his diss as it was being recorded.
"Last minute, we in the lab and we heard about the tweet. I immediately hit his phone, like "what's up, homey you good?" And you know we chopped it up. Long story short, I realized homey had an issue for whatever reason it was, with his free music and my free music coming out on the same day. I didn't really get it but off the strength of me feeling like he's my homeboy I said 'cool, do your thing, have your day, I'll come out tomorrow.' It don't matter to me I'll come out at 13 O'clock in the morning. Yo Gotti gonna do what Yo Gotti gonna do."
"I'm more disappointed than anything. I heard about the record last night. I ain't heard the record but I heard about it at like 3 am," Gotti continues. "To me, at the end of the day, I'm more disappointed in him than anything because I looked at him differently. What I perceived him is not what played out. I thought [he] was a stand up, straight up guy and street dudes don't handle business like that."