There have always been rumors of friction between Yo Gotti and Three 6 Mafia, and maybe Gotti didn’t help matters when he tweeted on Saturday that he felt Juicy J was “dodging” him, but in an interview with MTV News, the CMG boss insists that there are no issues between him and his fellow Memphis rap star.
“Ain’t no problem with me and Juicy. I actually spoke to him, like, probably an hour or so after the tweet, and we got on the phone and chopped it up,” Gotti told MTV News on Tuesday (November 19), the same day his I Am album dropped. “I talked to his brother, Project Pat too. We chopped it up. We cool.
“Same thing I said on Twitter, I told him on the phone. I just basically wanted to let him know, ‘Look homey, I ain’t got nothing against you so when we’re in the same facility, security don’t have to be moving like I’m trying to do something to you,” Gotti explained.
“Somebody Tell @therealJuicyj Quit Dodging Me Everytime he see Me.. My N—a I ain’t tryna do nothing To U…,” he wrote on Saturday. “My N—a u from Memphis.. if I was tryna do some to u it woulda been Happen @TheRealJuicyJ And if I had yo line I woulda hit u..”
Yo Gotti began to question things after a few instances where he and Juicy were partying at the same club, but their phone conversation put things in a different perspective. “He said that it wasn’t his security, that maybe it’s the facility’s security, which I could see where he was coming from,” he continued. “We straightened out. It’s cool.”
I Am is Gotti’s first album since signing his CMG label with L.A. Reid over at Epic Records earlier this year. The LP is anchored by the Bay Area-tinged “Act Right” and Gotti’s tongue-in-cheek salute “LeBron James,” but it also features contributions from Wale, Ne-Yo, Rich Homie Quan and J. Cole. On Wednesday, Gotti will appear on “RapFix Live” at 4 p.m. ET to break down selected tracks from the LP.