Kevin Gates says Lil Wayne threatened to Blackball him
‘Two Phones’ rapper Kevin Gates sat down in an interview and coincidentally, it deals with a similar topic raised in Eminem’s interview: blackballing. The full interview has yet to drop, but Gates has shared a snippet of the session.
In this instance, Gates speaks of a pivotal moment that took place during his come-up. A conversation with Lil Wayne, one of the era’s biggest names. Gates explains that Wayne was interested in signing him to Young Money, and proceeded to employ some tactics he may very well have picked up from Birdman. “When Wayne sat across that table with Mack Maine,” says Gates, “and Wayne says ‘man if you not over here, you ain’t gon’ eat. If you not over here, you know what I’ma do to you if you not over here.” After Gates inquired further, Wayne elaborated on his intentions: “I’ma eat you.”
Clearly, Nicki Minaj isn’t the only Young Money artist with an affinity for stopping bags. “I ain’t gon’ lie,” says Gates. “It affected me.” Luckily, things played out in an alternate fashion, and Gates was able to draw motivation from Weezy’s hard-lined negotiation tactics. Keep an eye out for the full interview, “coming soon.”