In a recent interview with GQ, Freddie Gibbs revealed that he uses Instagram burner accounts to taunt other rappers in their comments section.
“You’re never too old to learn,” he allows, explaining why he spends so much time online studying his peers. “N****s become irrelevant because they stop learning and being sponges to the game. I eat, sleep, and breathe this shit, every day. I’m looking at what everybody’s doing. I’m getting on fake Instagram pages leaving comments like, ‘That sh*t is wack.’ I’m doing all kinds of bullsh*t, taunting people.”
At 38 years old, Freddie Gibbs is experiencing the most successful year of his career, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album for Alfredo, his collaborative album with veteran producer The Alchemist, and preparing to make his film debut. He didn’t win, but in typical Gibbs fashion, he was all jokes at the party he threw on Grammy night.
Read GQ‘s full profile here.
Last December, he was kicked off Instagram, saying that the temporary ban was the “end of an era.”
I just got banned from gram. ?
— Big ? (@FreddieGibbs) December 21, 2020
A few weeks later, during an appearance on the hit Showtime series Desus and Mero, Gibbs explained what led to his Instagram ban. “They said I’m an excessive bully, they said I put too much nudity and sexual behavior, but really they say I’m bullying niggas, that’s what I get flagged for everyday. So I’m like, ‘Who the fuck am I bullying?’”
With his ban now lifted, let’s hope Gibbs can re-focus his energy on prepping a follow-up to last year’s Alfredo.