Weekend News Wrap Up: Guru Update, The Clipse Speak On Lil Wayne Beef & Gucci Getting Released?

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As we all know the legendary Guru suffered a heart attack in the recent weeks and there has been tons of controversy concerning his condition and his business partner Solar.

But Guru’s publicist released a statement updating his current condition, saying that the rapper is currently in stable condition:

“Ending three weeks of coma-reports to press and fans. Moreover, the emcee has been diagnosed with Anoxia, effects from a lengthy history of asthma and lung problems. The term “anoxia” means “lower levels of oxygen than most.” Per medical reports online, that oxygen level not only effects breathing, but also the required levels for organ tissue.”

We continue to hope for his recovery and wish him and his family the best.


Malice, one half of The Clipse spoke recently on the beef between the duo and Lil Wayne.

The beef started up back in 07′ when Wayne felt that Malice and Pusha’s “Mr. Me Too” was about him. Weezy told Complex Mag:

“I thought the whole ‘Mr. Me Too’ video was about me, to tell you the d*mn truth. They think I want to be like them. I’m on a million-dollar bus going around the world charging people from $50,000 to $150,000 for verses, and I got 77 songs in magazines and I got a billion more. Do the math; you think I’m trying to be like you? No sir.”

Pusha T also spoke on their problems with Wayne saying:

“You can’t kiss other men, you can’t wobble dee-wobble dee, and and you can’t bite styles…You can’t bite everybody’s styles. You can’t try to rap like Jay-Z, dress like the Clipse, become a coke dealer after 5 albums, and now dress like Jim Jones. You can’t do all that and be a legend. You have to be a trendsetter and he ain’t setting any trends.”

However, both the Clipse and Wayne have grown since then and Malice explains that the streets had an influence in the beef and that it should not have come out to public light. Malice says:

“Yeah, and it never deserved any light and it never deserved any kind of attention. We was getting money with Cash Money with ‘What Happened to that Boy?’ We were in New Orleans and we shot the video and we were hanging out and we were close at one time. It’s just unfortunate that it had happened. I think the streets were talking and I think Wayne probably felt like we were saying it but anybody that knows The Clipse or knows anything about us, you see our etiquette and how we roll. We don’t talk about anybody. The streets were talking about him wearing BAPES and it’s a dope clothing line but the streets said that and I think Wayne took it out on us and everything we said was just in response. But right now I think Wayne has hot music and I ain’t got no beef but you can’t talk about The Clipse though. Can’t nobody talk about The Clipse and just let that be that.”


Gucci conducted an telephone interview with Billboard from jail this past weekend and speaks on his release and his plans for when he gets out. He was sent to jail after violationg his parole during the peak of his major album release The State Vs. Radric Davis.

He talks about writing songs while locked up, saying:

Unfortunately I’ve been to jail a couple times. Anytime I come in it’s difficult to make music, write songs. This time, I have a peace within me. I’ve been so excited to get out. I’ve written about 50 to 60 songs.

He also spoke on the fact that he went to jail during the peak of his career and the setbacks it has had, saying:

With money and selling CDs, I can always do that. I believe I can make all the money I’ve missed the last six months. But I can’t regain the time with fans and family.

Gucci is set to be a free man again sometime in April and will be immediately dropping The State vs. Radric Davis: The Appeal, his follow up to his latest.

You can check out the full Billboard interview here.