On Tuesday (Aug. 15), EST Gee sat down with Bootleg Kev during a promotional run for his upcoming album, El Toro 2, which is set to arrive Aug. 18. After what appeared to be a normal back-and-forth, the Louisville rapper abruptly walked out of the room during a question related to his athletic past, leaving his host stunned.
Not long after the interview landed on YouTube, Gee took to Instagram Stories to address Bootleg Kev and explain his reasons for cutting the meetup short. Apparently, there were a number of topics that drew his ire over time. “You’re tryna play it like I walked out ’cause of football, like I ain’t did plenty interviews talking about playing, and I talk about it in my music,” the CMG-signed artist began. “You’re asking me if I remembered an old man pornstar, if I believe in aliens, and the NFL combine? [What the f**k] do that got to do with my album dropping Friday? I literally just walked out that interview two hours ago, you already got a clip up? You trying to go viral.”
Bootleg Kev eventually responded to EST Gee‘s concerns on Twitter, making it clear that it was a misunderstanding. “I’m a fan of his music and was genuinely excited to talk to him. I was told by his team that [he wanted to have] an interview NOT filled with typical stuff where we talk about music this, music that, etc.”
He continued in subsequent tweets, “He came 90 minutes late (which isn’t unique with some artists) and didn’t ever really seem to want to talk or be interviewed. I don’t care, I’m still a fan of his music, and we got a moment out of it for the internet. No hard feelings. I create content for a living, and today was, for better or worse, a moment!”
You can see the rest of Bootleg Kev’s response below.
Apparently he has a wide-range of interests that include the “Universe” & Quantum Physics etc (what I was told)…so I approached our interview as I do every single one- let’s have fun, shoot the shit and get to know who you are outside of the music + persona-— Bootleg Kev (@BootlegKev) August 16, 2023
He came 90 minutes late (which isn’t unique with some artists) and didn’t ever really seem to want to talk or be interviewed. I don’t care, I’m still a fan of his music and we got a moment out of it for the Internet. No hard feelings.— Bootleg Kev (@BootlegKev) August 16, 2023
I look forward 2 talking about aliens, Brian Pumper, & Football with tons of other artists in the future! 😂Go grab that EST GEE album #ElToro2 this Friday tho- & salute 2 my friends at CMG & Interscope! I create content for a living and today was for better or worse a moment!— Bootleg Kev (@BootlegKev) August 16, 2023
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