Sometimes the fame can be too much — just ask [artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist] and [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist]
On the Snowman’s new J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League-produced single “F.A.M.E.,” he and Tip expound on the pressures of being in the limelight. “I wanted to let them know ‘Fake-Ass Mother—-ers Envy,’ because they really do, and I just wanted to go in like that,” Jeezy told MTV News on the set for the song’s video in Atlanta over the weekend.
In his first verse, Jeezy addresses the constant delays of his TM 103 album when he spits, “I bet you feel like the whole world hatin’ on you/ Well what’s the holdup? The whole world waitin’ on you.”
For Jeezy, the single is a departure from his usual trap-based material. “The song to me meant a lot, because I don’t normally talk about how I feel and what’s going on in my world,” he said.
T.I. has been going through his own trials and tribulations. In September, he was released from prison after violating his probation in 2010. Tip used “F.A.M.E.” as a conduit to address his innermost feelings. “Another year in prison, promise this is it for me/ Tryna make it through the storm, should be makin’ history,” he rhymed.
“It’s an honest interpretation of where I am mentally and how I feel about others volunteering their opinion on my circumstances without having full knowledge,” T.I. said of his verse. “I felt that it was appropriate when I listened to it. It musically said everything that I wanted to say verbally.”
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