Jeezy moved on from street life
Jeezy is known for his deep musical connection and representation of the streets, but growth has shown him to leave that life behind. During an interview on The Breakfast Club October 19, Charlamagne Tha God asked the rapper about the first time he decided to change his life.
“I really think that when you start walking in those rooms, and you trying to do business, nobody really care about what you done on the streets, and then as a man you shouldn't care,” Jeezy replied. “Cause what people think about me ain't none of my spiritual business. It's just not, but for me I don't need validation by what you consider to be real for me to be a real man.”
He went on to recall when he and six others were arrested in 2014 after a man was shot to death at Under The Influence of Music backstage. Although none of them was charged, the short time he spent in jail had him reflect on his ways.
“Lets take the rapper and artist out of it, and a lot of the things I did because I was trying to get validation,” he continued. “I wanted people to know my issue. I'm doing this now, and the last time I got locked up in LA when that accident happened in The Bay like that's when I was really like, ‘You got the world, you successful, you on tour, you doing 30,000 people a night and you in jail. For what?”
“I'm sitting there going like, ‘I'm really throwing my whole career away.' I'm trying to live by a stereotype of the code and if I do go to prison, ain't none of these people finna send me money. They ain't finna write me.”