Juicy J Has No Beef With Wale & Wants To Be The Next L.A. Reid
Juicy J says his next studio album, "The Hustle Continues," is 90 percent done and will be more motivational than trippy.
During D.C. rapper Wale’s heated phone conversation with one of the editors at Complex magazine, the Maybach Music Group emcee mentioned fellow artist Juicy J while criticizing the magazine’s "50 Best Albums of 2013" list.
Despite being mentioned during Wale’s rant, Juicy J revealed that he has no beef with the rapper and even referred to Wale as his homie, during a recent radio interview.
While speaking with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Juicy J also added that he has no issues with fellow Tennessee rapper and former Three 6 Mafia member Gangsta Boo. Gangsta Boo recently criticized Juicy in a series of tweets sent late last year.
“Yeah, I talked to Wale. Man, he good. It’s all good, dog,” Juicy J said. “I don’t have beef with nobody, man. I’m a chill guy. Y’all see me. I’m getting money, man. Wale good. That’s my homie. You know what I’m saying? They just had him on—they recorded him. You gotta watch these magazine people, man…Like I said, I’m a O.G., man. I don’t—Beef is in the streets…But that’s my homie, man. At the end of the day, man, like I said they just—he was frustrated about some things. It’s all good…Nah, she good, man. I love Gangsta Boo, man. Nah, she good. Everything great.”
Juicy J also addressed his next studio album, The Hustle Continues. He says the album will have far less features than his last project, Stay Trippy, and will be more motivational than trippy.
The North Memphis, Tennessee musician later revealed that the album is 90 percent done.
“Nah, because I got a lot to say on this album, man,” he said when asked about The Hustle Continues features. “You know what I’m saying? I been doing this for so long, so I got a story to tell. It’s like I gotta tell ‘em where it all began and where it is now. But I been doing this for so long, man. You know what I’m saying? So, I’m just taking advantage of everything, man… On The Hustle Continues it’s gonna be more like from six people living in a two-bedroom apartment to where I am now. So, it’s like a motivation. It’s gonna have some trippy stuff on there, but it’s gonna be more motivation and just talking about what went on with the group [and] everything.”
The Stay Trippy emcee then spoke on his interest in executive producing and becoming the next L.A. Reid.
“I’m interested in doing that. My main goal is I’m tryna be like the next L.A. Reid,” Juicy J said. “I wanna run a major label. You know what I’m saying? That’s my next—that’s where I’m trying to be. Yeah, I’m into some talks right now.”
During his interview with The Breakfast Club, Juicy J also expressed interest in working with Lil Boosie, an artist he says he’s “got some stuff I wanna do with him.” The Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary earlier this month on March 5 after serving nearly five years in prison. Juicy J serves as one of a number of artists who have expressed interest in working with Boosie following his release.