Westside Gunn Addresses Conway the Machine's Past Contract Issues with Griselda
Several months after Conway the Machine left Griselda Records, Westside Gunn addressed his brother's past issues with the Buffalo-based label.
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Several months after Conway the Machine parted ways with Griselda Records, Westside Gunn is finally addressing his brother’s past issues with the label.
During an appearance on the Breakfast Club in March, Conway revealed his contract with Griselda, which he’s since fulfilled en route to becoming an independent artist, wasn’t in his favor. However, Conway did admit to never reading the fine print in the paperwork.
“When we did that shit in the beginning, I really wasn’t all the way… I’mma keep it a buck. I didn’t even read that contract, bro,” Conway shared. “I didn’t read that shit—I just signed that shit and moved on. Unfortunately, the contract wasn’t in my favor. So now, going forward, it’s time to redo all that. I gotta make sure it’s in my favor now.”
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Westside Gunn maintained that any financial issues the pair previously had is in the past.
“That’s my brother,” Gunn said. “That fool’s son is my nephew. If you ask that man now if I owe him a penny…that shit got twisted and screwed up. They tried to blow it out of proportion like I robbed my brother. And what he was saying was he never read the contract, which he didn’t.”
“That’s my brother, but he can’t ever say I cheated on him,” he added. “That’s why you see, ain’t shit stop. We still been on tour since that came out, and we have done every festival since that came out. We’ve been on each other project’s since that came out. If somebody robbed you, why would you do that?” Conway’s been building up his Drumwork Music Group, which Gunn says he fully supports, noting, “My brother’s a grown man; he wants to be a boss and have his chapter. Why not?”
Gunn then urged people to “stay out of family business,” admitting that despite his previous disagreements with Conway, the pair are on good terms now.
“Family sometimes have disagreements,” he shared. “The negative narrative, that’s what people love. That’s what they want. And I’m trying to tell people, put this shit in bold letters: it’s never happening. Griselda is forever, can’t be stopped.”