Young Jeezy's been relentlessly pushing to get TM103 to its full potential. The already gold album just received another visual for Jizzle's Ne-Yo-assisted single "Leave You Alone" and the Snowman has plans to keep the videos rolling. VIBE recently spoke to the ATL staple on his unexpected admiration for Betty White, getting Kanye for the "I Do (Remix)," the upcoming CTE album and more.
VIBE: We were kind of joking around before about "Leave You Alone" being for older women, we saw you taking a picture with Betty White the other day man… [Laughs] what's up with that man?!Jeezy:[Laughs] Oh man, Betty cool, man. We were just chopping it up and she was saying she’s a fan of me. Then, we were talking about the Golden Girls and how much of a fan I was of the show when I was growing up. It was her birthday at the time, and she just turned 90. You know, she just cool and she been through a lot, and she still here. A lot of her co-stars are gone but she still going strong. I was trying to see if she is taking anything some kind of herb diet I mean I need to know I want to be around when I am 90, too.[Laughs] Oh word, you really used to watch that show?Yeah man, you know I use to live with my aunt and that’s all she would watch Golden Girls and the judge show. She used to watch Golden Girls and People’s Court, so I did, too.Did you like test her and like ask her which Jeezy record were her favorite?Nah, she just said 'I love your music and I’m a big fan.' I was just like, ‘What?! That’s what’s up!’ Then we spoke about the Golden Girls and how much of a big fan I was.But on a more serious note, a lot of folks were kind of counting you out before this album dropped, and then you came out and smashed the charts. Are you relieved now?You got to understand, man, in my eyes the music was already there, and I already knew the music was gonna be okay. It was more so the business and a lot of people don’t understand that. I’m not one to make excuses but it was so many things going on behind-the-scenes with my label.So you’re gold already, but do you see the album platinum doing a million?You know its gonna do that, and I keep setting the bar higher for myself even though the climate is different but I’m up for the challenge. I ain’t never been scared, it’s what I do.
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