The song Gucci Mane used to show his regret over T.I. feud
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The song Gucci Mane used to show his regret over T.I. feud

Since the 1990s, Atlanta has had a tight-knit hip-hop scene, and it remains that way until this day. Unlike New York, which has always been fragmented with beefs between its stars such as Jay-Z, Nas, 50 Cent and Ja Rule, Atlanta has been a collaborative city, and Gucci Mane has supported artists from his city.

However, for a brief period, the emcee (real name Radric Davis) had a feud with two Atlanta rappers, one of which was Grand Hustle founder T.I. The discord between the two stemmed from T.I.’s friendship with Jeezy.

Davis and Jeezy’s long-running beef began in 2005 when the two collaborated. Jeezy recorded the track ‘Icy’ under the impression it would sit on his debut album, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101. However, it ended up on Gucci Mane’s debut album, Trap House.

Since then, Jeezy has written lyrics aimed at Davis, such as the following on ‘Stay Strapped’: “I got a bounty on that shit, nigga. 10 stacks / So if he come to your town, and you just happen to snatch that motherfucker off his neck / I’m gonna shoot you the 10-stack, man / So I can cremate that motherfucker.”

As a result of this, it was bothersome to Davis when T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) began to make connections with Jeezy. As such, Gucci Mane began attacking T.I. That said, in 2018, Harris refuted Davis’ assertion that he invented trap music, tweeting, “Ok, so…. AGAIN for the slow ones in the back… August 19th, 2003 Birth of Trap Muzik & Only fools dispute facts!!! OH wit that Christopher Columbus ass… ‘Look what I discovered, even though they was already here ass shit!!!!’ WITCHO GOOD CAPPIN ASS.”

But Davis had already addressed his regret concerning the feud in his 2009 track ‘Worst Enemy.’ The song was released as the third single of his album, The State vs. Radric Davis. In an interview with the radio host Miss Info following the project’s release, Gucci Mane insisted he had no more time to beef with rappers and has evolved, professing, “Growing up. Growth – musically and as a person. I feel like I owed it to my fans. There’s a lot of diehard fans that have been writing me, praying for me. I gave it to them… What anybody else does, doesn’t stop my serenity. I’m good.”

You can listen to ‘Worst Enemy’ in the video below.