By Nadeska Alexis (@neweryork)
Kanye West isn’t big on interviews these days, instead he continues to deliver news through rhyme…or Twitter. After tweeting off a list of his men’s fashion peeves this past week (plus a picture of Kim Kardashian) he dropped his best one-liner in awhile:”2 Chainz is charging 100k for a verse now cause he’s G.O.O.D!!!!!!” We know that 2 Chainz and ‘Ye have a close working relationship, but does this mean what we hope it means? Is 2 Chainz an official part of the G.O.O.D Music crew?
Back in February 2 Chainz announced that he’d signed with Def Jam Records and during a later visit to “RapFix Live,” he revealed that, unbeknownst to the masses, he had Kanye West had actually been working together for the past year. Kanye then made a surprise appearance during his SXSW set, and most notably, a completely silent cameo during 2 Chainz’s visit to BET’s “106 & Park.”
It was a little weird until 2 Chainz explained what happened. “That’s my dog and he doesn’t do press — he didn’t wanna do it period — and they kind of forced his hand,” 2 Chainz told MTV News. “I was like, ‘You don’t have to say nothing, bro,’ because at the end of the day I knew he was up there supporting me, period.”
“I do a lot of things behind the scenes that people don’t know [about], and they only see [what happens] on ’106 and Park,’ ” 2 Chainz continued. “So that would’ve been another event where they wouldn’t have known Kanye was back there, I wouldn’t have name-dropped, that would’ve been part of my process of just working hard and grinding it out.”
2 Chainz retweeted Kanye’s tweet, simply adding “hahaaaa” and he later appeared on the Bootleg Kev show, where he brushed the tweet off as a compliment, but we’re still hoping otherwise. “He just saying like I’m good, like I’m ill,” 2 Chainz said.