Boosie and Webbie got into a heated exchange on Instagram last week much to the delight of those seeking social media drama for entertainment purposes. But Webbie’s manager Derrick spoke with The Shade Room to discuss the origins of the beef between Boosie and Webbie.
According to Derrick, things soured after Boosie was released from jail last April. “Webbie don’t really give a f***,” he said. “N***as get in their feelings and take sh** out of proportion. Boosie and Webbie, they gon’ always be. It’s like peanut butter and jelly. Boosie went to jail, and Webbie was out here workin’. Webbie’s loyalty will always be Trill Entertainment. That’s what Webbie was talkin’ about. He’s a big person on loyalty. That’s all I know, and the legacy is what he’s talking about. It ain’t about no money. He’s been making money for years. It’s about the legacy.”
Derrick addressed Boosie’s claims about Webbie not showing up for scheduled shows and cutting his set short at the shows he did appear. “We had a couple of shows, but it was never no phone call to management to make shit go how it’s supposed to go. When you pay Webbie less than what he’s worth, you should only expect three songs. If he felt like you gave him $7,000 and he wanna do three songs for that, then that’s what it is.”
Derrick also discussed Boosie’s gripe over Webbie not visiting him while he was in jail. “Some people felt some way about Webbie didn’t go to the jailhouse, but who wants to go to the jailhouse?” He continued, “Who wanna go there? That don’t make you fake cuz you didn’t go to the jailhouse. Boosie went to jail and they lost Bleek. They lost Phat. Who wanna see that? Lost Pimp C? Who wanna see that? He was reaching out as a brother. Like, where the f*** all these n***a was?”
As for the future, Derrick alluded to the fact that a Boosie x Webbie reconciliation is possible and hinted at the fact that Boosie could be on Webbie’s upcoming album. “It don’t matter if Webbie gave him $2,000 and they gave him $200,000. We trying to do something for the Baton Rouge family and bring that light to the world. They gotta realize that Webbie carrying the whole squad. The whole Trill squad from every artist on the squad it was him and Boosie on the top. […] Let’s sit down like grown men and handle this without having to work so hard. At the end of the day, it’s about business. Webbie got an album coming out real soon. You might hear Boosie, Gates, Master P. I don’ heard the songs. Since Boo got out of jail, it ain’t been time to get down like that. It ain’t been no slow down type conversation like me and you having. It ain’t been none of that.”
Derrick concluded by saying that Boosie and Webbie are family. “I love Boosie just like I love Webbie. We want the best for both of them cuz we know what they can start. This is some different shit, It’s way different, we on some get the family and show other families how to get wealthy too.”