Jeezy opened up about his past issues with Quality Control co-founder Kevin “Coach K” Lee, who was also his manager.
On the last episode of Drink champions, Jeezy opened up about his falling out with Coach K when they parted ways in 2007. “Communication is key,” he said when asked about the situation in the 58th minute of maintenance, as seen above. “When the money is at stake and there’s not the right kind of communication, the lines seem to blur. And that’s another thing I want to say, and that’s for if someone comes into the game; there is no manual or pattern on how to do this shit.
The two parties were unable to discuss what they wanted from their business arrangements, especially as Jeezy continued to find success in the music industry and more wealth came into play. “You give it your all, you risk your life and all of a sudden you wake up and you’re a multi-millionaire with more power than you can grasp,” he continued. “And if you’re from where I’m from, you already have your own trauma. People tried to do things to you, fuck you up, all these different things. I’ll take care of that, I’m pretty sure [Coach K] deal with artists who have gone left.
Jeezy was also sure to compliment Coach K’s business acumen. money don’t come in, and understanding,” Jeezy said of Coach K. “It’s like getting in a marriage and you don’t talk about the things that are deal breakers and what you don’t want to because now it’s a relationship. And to me, I’m a street guy. If you do something that looks questionable to me, I’m going to handle it the way I do. And again, it is not with the best communication.
Despite how their business partnership and friendship fell apart, Jeezy holds no grudges against his former manager. “There was never a problem that we couldn’t solve,” he added. “I still have love for Coach. I’m glad he made it through, I’m glad he did what he did. I hear people all the time… ‘Jeezy don’t put nobody .’ But look around Coach is on He recently paid tribute to Coach K for his snowfall track, “One Hunnid”.
Jeezy has been very open about some of his past beef in recent interviews. Earlier this month, he said Nas inspired him to stay “calm” during his issues with Freddie Gibbs and Rick Ross.
Watch full Drink champions interview above.