Freddie Gibbs has made his truce with Jeezy official through a touching Instagram apology.
On Wednesday (October 5), the Gary, Indiana rapper shared a post showing love to his former CTE World label boss along a slideshow of photos of the two of them over the years.
Gangsta Gibbs expressed gratitude to Jeezy for helping him boss up early in his career while apologizing for his role in their long-standing feud.
“I love U bro,” he wrote in the caption. “I apologize. But really U brought a different beast out of me and motivated me to get to this point so I gotta thank U at the same time. Love. @jeezy.”
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The tribute post comes after Freddie Gibbs revealed he bumped into Jeezy at an airport, where they hugged out their issues. He called the encounter “one of the most beautiful things ever.”
“I seen Jeezy at the airport with his wife. I was with my girl. We shook hands and hugged and was just like, ‘Man, salute,’” he said during a recent interview with Bootleg Kev. “It was just, like, ‘Damn.’ It was a relief for both of us, I feel like.”
He added: “We exchanged numbers and we both got on a plane and that was it. It was one of the most beautiful things ever, I think.”
Gibbs also explained that their issues were never personal, calling it a simple “music disagreement.”
“I didn’t really have nothing against Jeezy; I looked up to Jeezy,” he continued. “Jeezy one of my favorite rappers. I learned a lot from him. I learned how to really carry myself in this rap game by being around him. So I think that was just a misunderstanding, a miscommunication.”
Jeezy signed Freddie Gibbs to his CTE label in 2011 and collaborated with him on songs like “Do It For You,” “Run-DMC” and “.38,” but the union didn’t last as Gibbs departed the label on not-so-amicable terms the following year.
Their beef simmered for several years, with Gibbs taking aim at Jeezy on his 2014 song “Real” and Snowman firing back on 2020’s “Therapy For My Soul.”
Gibbs recently addressed his history with Jeezy on “Rabbit Vision” from his new album $oul $old $eparately, admitting he was “immature” at the time.
“Me and Jeezy still ain’t spoke in years, but I got love for him / Could’ve talked it out, but I spoke out, I let it get to me / Showed me I could be a fuckin’ boss, best thing he did for me / I needed to grow, too immature, it’s shit I needed to know,” he rapped on the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced song.