On May 10, 2005, a then relatively unknown Gucci Mane was jumped inside a house in Decatur, Georgia. After firing back at the attackers, Pookie Loc, an associate of Jeezy, was shot and killed and his body was later found buried by a local middle school.
After turning himself in and being charged with murder, Gucci Mane claimed self-defense and his murder case was dropped in January 2006 due to insufficient evidence. “Icy,” the Atlanta rap legends only collaboration, was released in a month prior to the fatal shooting.
“[Pookie Loc] needed to be in the ground,” Gucci Mane said coldly. “I put his ass where he supposed to be. He
tried me. If somebody comes he and try to kill you, yeah you know it’s self-defense … you gotta do what you gotta do.”
Gucci Mane vs. Jeezy is poised to be the biggest Verzuz battle yet. It will broadcast simultaneously on Instagram and Apple Music on Thursday (November 19) at 8 p.m. EST and 5 p.m PST.