Young Jeezy Defuses Potential "OJ" Controversy

The Snowman says he’s not promoting O. J. Simpson on new song.

Posted: 12/09/2011 06:12 PM EST
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Even though his new song is called "OJ," Young Jeezy says he isn't looking to stir up controversy. In an interview with Billboard.com's The Juice, Jeezy said the track, which invokes the name of the pro football Hall-of-Famer O.J. Simpson, who was famously acquitted of murdering his wife, is merely based on a clever turn of phrase.

“OJ is that life. It’s like hey, we gonna get away with this sh*t. He was acquitted; he didn’t do it, right? I mean we was killin’ that white chick," Jeezy said, referencing the slang term for cocaine. "That’s what we do. It’s slang it’s terminology, it’s Ebonics.”

Jeezy went on to describe the track as a hustler's anthem in the vein of his early hit, "Go Crazy."

"It’s basically saying, ‘What you know about champagne every night? What you know about all these women everywhere? What you know about sleeping on the best shit?’ If you don’t know, you need to know. So get on your grind."

"OJ" isn't the only new song to get people talking about Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition. In the interview, Jeezy also explained why he reached out to Jay-Z and Andre 3000 to guest on the recently leaked banger, "I Do."

“Adding Jay-Z and 3000 to the record — to me, I just wanted to hear what their version of ‘I Do’ was," he said. "For Jay, he was whipping up the Mercedes and the four and the baby and that made sense. Andre 3000, his idea was he’s standing in the club talking to this chick and he really want her.”

You can hear the rest of Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition when it hits stores December 20.

 

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