New York, NY – As two of Louisiana’s most beloved and storied MCs Lil Wayne and Kevin Gates each lastly drop their long-awaited albums Tha Carter V and Luca Brasi three, respectively, it’s essential to notice that the 2 have a protracted historical past of crossing one another paths (actually and figuratively).
Gates just lately mirrored on this on a forthcoming interview with Shade 45’s personal Hip Hop radio legend Sway Calloway.
In the just lately launched preview, the “2 Phones” rapper talks to Sway about practically being blackballed from the music trade after allegedly being threatened to signal to Young Money/Cash Money and the way it psychologically affected him in early in his profession.
“When Wayne sat throughout that desk with Mack Maine—me and Fee sitting proper there,” remembers Gates, “and Wayne says ‘man in case you not over right here, you ain’t gon’ eat. If you not over right here, what I’ma do to you in case you not over right here?”
After Gates requested the Hip Hop icon to elaborate, Wayne, by Gates account, replied with “I’ma eat ‘chu.”
The incident apparently rocked the Baton Rouge spitter to his core when he obtained the thinly veiled menace of being blackballed from the trade, particularly when he was simply getting his ft moist on the time. “That was the scariest second of my life,” admits Gates. “I’m making a transition from being in these streets. I hate to even namedrop, I hate to talk on this shit. But that was the scariest second of my life if you a younger artist, you attempting to study the sport, you don’t actually know the sport, and you bought an artist on the prime telling you that in case you don’t signal over right here all or nothin’, you ain’ going to signal nowhere.”
Thankfully, the incident appears to have motivated his grind slightly than deter him ultimately, due to his spouse Dreka Gates. “I ain’t gon’ lie,” says Gates. “It affected me cuz after that I went to the lodge and simply laid down. And Dreka stated, ‘fuck all that, bitch we ‘gon eat.”
Check out the brief clip from Sway’s upcoming interview beneath.