On Thursday (Nov. 19), just like the other 1.8 million rap fans who tuned in to see the carnage between the two Georgia-bred rivals unfold, 21 Savage showed up to the Instagram Live party to crown Gucci the winner before the battle was even over. The 28-year-old rapper showed up for his fellow Zone 6 rhymer, Gucci, to throw slight shade at The Recession 2 rapper.
In an IG Live 21 shared of himself and his friends watching the pay-per-view-esque championship battle, the Savage Mode 2 artist rapped the Jeezy diss “Truth” bar for bar. As the night progressed, Savage continued to rap the unsubtle Jeezy diss tracks by Gucci for his social media followers.
“Truth” was released in October of 2012 and took violent aim at Jeezy’s livelihood, labeled him a bad father, among other unsavory comments about the Georgia legend. Gucci even went as far as to reference the 2005 killing of Pookie Loc. Pookie was a friend of Jeezy’s and was signed to his Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE) World record label before his death. According to reports, Pookie was killed during a planned home invasion against Gucci, who killed Pookie in self-defense. Gucci Man served time in jail, but prosecutors later dropped charges the following year because of a lack of evidence.
Last night during the battle, the Trap God took a shot at the death of Pookie Loc, saying, “I put him in the dirt” after playing his track “Truth.”
The subtle Instagram shade doesn’t stop there for 21 Savage. In “Many Men,” off 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode 2, which was released last month, the former 2016 XXL Freshman takes aim at Jeezy, rapping, “Need a bad girl like RiRi/We don’t pump fake, we kill beef/21 Savage, not Jeezy, pussy.”
While Savage has clearly picked a side in the Jeezy versus Gucci debate, it’s unclear where his issue with the Snowman stems from.
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