Gucci Mane Regrets ‘Pookie’ Dissent During Verzuz
The biggest names in hip hop culture landed in Atlanta this past weekend for the 2022 REVOLT Summit x AT&T. While speaking on the “Rap Radar Live” panel on Sunday, September 25, Gucci Mane shared an interesting revelation.
During his chat with podcast hosts Elliott Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller, Gucci shed some light on his infamous Verzuz vs. Jeezy battle. The tense battle unfolded in late 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the music-centric competition show was at the height of its popularity.
Fans around the world tuned in to watch the two rappers perform their best hits, and given their not-so-friendly history with each other, the stakes were high. During the November 2020 live stream, Gucci decided to play their song “Truth.” The file mentions the death of Jeezy’s former associate, Pookie Loc.
Gucci Mane VERZUZ Young Jeezy attracted a wider online audience than Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. pic.twitter.com/8GeFzsb2SH
— Dr. Boulé Whytelaw III (@BWhytelaw) September 19, 2022
As he reflected on the situation during Sunday’s “Rap Radar Live” panel, Gucci said he regretted his decision to perform the song. “I had no idea when I went on stage, this was going to happen. [That] I was going to say that,” he noted during the conversation. He continued, “I’m not like, ‘I bring negative energy.’ It just really came out.
Gucci added: “I mean what I say. I say what I mean. So my thing was if I was bad enough to say it in the studio, I’m bad enough to say it face to face. One of the hosts then asked if he felt the moment was genuine and ended their long-running feud. Guwop replied, “Yes because after I did what I did, and he came back and said what he said, I felt what he said.”
The conversation continued with Gucci revealing, “I don’t even like performing that song.” He reflected on his feelings at the end of Verzuz. “When I left, I was like, ‘D**n. I wish I hadn’t said what I said.” He added that regretting his actions also showed he had ” evolved” and “grown”.
Earlier this month, Gucci and his wife Keyshia Ka’oir welcomed their second child together. Other rappers have also recently mentioned how fatherhood has changed their outlook on what they say on their records. In a September 21 interview on “Sway’s Universe,” Rich Homie Quan said, “I’m careful what I say. My children are growing up. They can google me, so I care what I say in those songs. He added, “Not everything has to be a bang bang shoot ’em up.”
I randomly think of Jeezy and Gucci Verzuz and when Gucci said “smoke on pookie loc” lmao my mouth dropped when he said wild times haha
— July (@GetEm_Juju) September 24, 2022