Lil Scrappy Talks Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, New Album, Bill Cosby, Young Buck and 50 Cent
What are some of your favorite joints on the album?
“Democrat.” That’s about how we all fight for power and we’re all tryna get this money. There’s so much craziness going on in the game, I’m feeling like a Democrat. I like “Ice-T,” because that song means so many things to me. You can translate it and perceive it different. ‘Is he talking about old girl? Is he talking about Ice-T and Coco? Is he talking about crack?’ I was talking about all of them. I got real creative with it.
I see that “Head Bussa” tat you got on your arm and gotta ask you about your take on the whole Chris Brown/Drake club brawl.
Wow…a pop artist and R&B artist. What the fuck? How can ya’ll have any beef? My take is let the bitches do what they do. We supposed to be ni–as, tryna get this money. But at the same time, I know how it feels when you’re heart is broke. I’d just tell ’em to leave it alone. There’s a billion badd bitches in this bitch. There’s so many bitches that look better than my old girlfriend [Laughs].
“Money in the Bank” was arguably your biggest hit to date. What’s your relationship, if any, with Young Buck and 50 Cent? How come the possible move to G-Unit never materialized?
It’s cool, it’s cool. I was just with Yayo the other night. He just wants to work, man. 50 wants to work. 50 hated on my first single, “Money In The Bank.” He was like, ‘What you gonna do, throw money in the video?’ He wanted to keep the crunk thing going. We kind of fell out. He said, ‘I’m just gonna chill on the situation,’ but told me to use the situation. I keep in touch with Buck. I told 50, I would have never [turned my back on Buck].  was kind of tainted by the Game situation. He was up on me, but kind of falling back at the same time.
Years back you threatened to sue the Orlando Police for $250 million. Ever went through with that lawsuit and if so…
[Interrupting] No, I never got a penny from the police. I knew you were gonna ask that! [Laughs]. I was gonna sue them for [$250 million]. I went in the hood and chilled in the hood in Orlando that the cops don’t even come to. In the morning, the dope boys dropped me to the airport and we got the hell on home.