Atlanta rap veteran Jeezy is opening up about Snoop Dogg and E-40, comparing him to the late Tupac Shakur but not in a good way.
During a recent episode of his “Jeezy’s Best Advice” podcast titled “Mental Health, Grudges and Forgiveness,” the Grammy-award nominated rapper discussed being locked up in Los Angeles. Both Snoop and 40, who were two of Shakur’s closest friends at the time of his death, approached Jeezy during a video shoot in L.A. and dropped several words of wisdom, while also reminding him that he could end up like Pac if he didn’t begin to change his ways.
“I was upset, I wanted revenge, and I wasn’t focused. My whole equilibrium was thrown off. I was really on some — it was crazy. I remember sitting down, and they both sat down and looked at me, and they just kinda like, side-eyed me. They say, ‘You know what? You know what’s the difference between you and Pac?’ And I was just like, ‘Whoa.’ I’m like, okay.”
The “All There” rapper recalled the two telling him that while people looked up to him the same way they did Pac, he wasn’t “moving right.”
“I’m sitting with E-40 and Snoop Dogg, and I’m like, ‘Damn. I’m gettin’ G-checked by the big homies,'” Jeezy said.
The arrest that caused the O.G.’s to intervene was the now infamous 2014 case where Jeezy and five others were held on $1 million bonds after police located weapons on his tour bus. What made the arrest even more damning was that police had linked the “enTRAPreneur” to the shooting death of 38-year-old Eric Johnson backstage at a Wiz Khalifa concert one day prior in Mountain View. This arrest marked a string of arrests that year for Jizzle. The first occurred when Jeezy surrendered to police for allegedly beating up and threatening to kill his then-teenage son. The second arrest happened when Jeezy allegedly cursed out officers who responded to his girlfriend’s house in Alpharetta, Georgia, after the home alarm was enabled.
Luckily, Jeezy has been able to put his legal troubles behind him. These days, he has a new career as host of his own television series, “Worth A Conversation” on Fox Soul. He also tied the knot in March with “The Real” daytime talk show host Jeannie Mai.
You can hear Jeezy detail the conversation with Snoop Dogg and E-40 below in the full episode of “Jeezy’s Best Advice”: