He knows how to stir the pot, and that’s exactly what DJ Akademiks did on his virtual episode of Everyday Struggle. Recently, Freddie Gibbs spoke with Bootleg Kev about his former label boss, Jeezy. The rapper was once signed to Jeezy’s CTE, and during their conversation, Gibbs spoke about the relevancy of Jeezy in the current hip hop culture. “Jeezy is musically irrelevant. Let’s be real. Did you listen to his last album? No you f*cking didn’t. He’s a legend but right now, you’re irrelevant.” Gibbs added, “I love him, but what you want to fight? You can’t fight me [or] out rap me. Any n*gga that can’t out rap me or beat me up, I don’t give a f*ck about.”

Freddie Gibbs, Akademiks, Jeezy
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Gibbs’s comments were controversial, causing Akademiks to weigh in with his opinion. “If Jeezy is irrelevant, Freddie Gibbs, you are absolutely irrelevant as well,” Akademiks said. “His co-hosts disagreed. “If Jeezy drop a album right now, he’s selling 50,000 [units].” It seems that Akademiks was drawing his conclusion from the sales of Alfredo, Gibbs and Alchemist‘s latest collaboration which sold 30,000 the first week.

“Relevancy means is your music actually doing anything, and to be honest, other than the few people who f*ck with Freddie Gibbs, what relevancy does he have?” Freddie caught wind of Akademiks’s remarks and took aim on Twitter. “I’ll give a bad b*tch 5k if they admit to sleeping with @Akademiks,” Gibbs tweeted. The Everyday Struggle host did his best at responding to Gibbs, telling him to pull up his tax returns to prove how much he makes.

“Boy shut the f*ck up. U pay for sex,” Gibbs replied. “My son’s room bigger than yo house b*tch stop it.” After another response from Akademiks, Gibbs made one thing clear. “Again shut the f*ck up n*gga I’m not Vic Mensa,” he tweeted, referring to the tense moment Akademiks shared with Mensa during an interview. When Akademiks then demanded to see Gibb’s tax returns from 2017 to 2020, Gibbs stated, “I want proof that u didn’t have oral sex with Tekashi [6ix9ine].” Check out bits of the exchange below.

DJ First Class™ 🏁

@1DJFirstClass

Sooooo @FreddieGibbs Ain’t Relevant & Only A “Few People” F*ck Wit Em Huh? 😂😂😂😂

How Did Y’all Let @Akademiks Get Famous Bro 😅😅😅

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Skinny Suge

@FreddieGibbs

I’ll give a bad bitch 5k if they admit to sleeping with @Akademiks

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@FreddieGibbs

Boy shut the fuck up. U pay for sex. https://twitter.com/akademiks/status/1277782261719539718 

DJ Akademiks

@Akademiks

Bring all ur statements of how much you made as a rapper.. and I’ll bring up tax statements of what I made as a BLOGGER. and lets compare. U can’t compare to Jeezy…he been lit for mad years. U a lil nigga. and i Doubt u compare 2 me. But… Drop ur shit… I’m down. Mr Gibbs. https://twitter.com/FreddieGibbs/status/1277761120397230080 

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Skinny Suge

@FreddieGibbs

My son’s room bigger than yo house bitch stop it. https://twitter.com/akademiks/status/1277782261719539718 

DJ Akademiks

@Akademiks

Bring all ur statements of how much you made as a rapper.. and I’ll bring up tax statements of what I made as a BLOGGER. and lets compare. U can’t compare to Jeezy…he been lit for mad years. U a lil nigga. and i Doubt u compare 2 me. But… Drop ur shit… I’m down. Mr Gibbs. https://twitter.com/FreddieGibbs/status/1277761120397230080 

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Skinny Suge

@FreddieGibbs

Again shut the fuck up nigga I’m not Vic Mensa. https://twitter.com/akademiks/status/1277783930469523456 

DJ Akademiks

@Akademiks

I been working this hard to embarass one of yall rappers like this for years… @FreddieGibbs . Ball is in your court. STATEMNTS/ or tax returns for last 3 years. If you can’t beat a blogger. Keep young Jeezy name out ur mouth. u may be salty. But u CANNOT COMPETE.

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@FreddieGibbs

I want proof that u didn’t have oral sex with Tekashi https://twitter.com/akademiks/status/1277783408513626112 

DJ Akademiks

@Akademiks

I want freddie gibbs statements on how much he made from from 2017 to 2020…. IM telling that lil nigga he can’t even compare to me. how the F*ck u gonna compare to a nigga like Young Jeezy who got a CLASSIC catalog. POST UR shit. nigga. advances, Tax statements… all of that.

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