"I believed in what CTE was and what Jeezy was doin'," Gibbs told MTV News of first joining the imprint. "I messed with it, that was the music I was vibin' to and I wanted to do it."
What started as sincere admiration for his boss morphed into a much different critique. The Indiana rapper has since changed his mind about the label and its front man. "I started seein' the fake and the empty promises and all of that stuff, and I just didn't wanna be around that no more," he continued. "It's tough meetin' your heroes sometimes and kickin' with them because when they take that cape off, boy o' boy, under that cape sometimes it's some scary lil' boy hidin' under that cape."
The Snow Man doesn't seem affected by the loss, however, and has already added new members to the team by way of Detroit rap crew Doughboyz Cashout.
Gibbs is also moving forward. His independent release ESGN is out July 9.
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