Westside Gunn has officially left Shady Records.
Speaking on the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, the Griselda staple clarified that his his affiliation with the Eminem-led record label ended following the release of WHO MADE THE SUNSHINE? in October 2020. “Um, I’m off Shady. I’m actually a free agent. It feels great,” he said. “Who Made The Sunshine was it. I already spoke to Paul [Rosenberg]. Everything’s good. Like, everything’s signed, sealed and delivered, I have my paperwork, like, I’m off Shady.”
“I’m one of those type of dudes, I’m not no public talking n***a. That’s just how I move. It’s like saying me and Benny or me and Conway or Conway and Benny or whoever, we might have a disagreement, but the world will never know. We still gonna be brothers and cousins,” Westside Gunn continued, adding, “It’s the same way even with business, because at the end of the day, this a big world. Even if somebody else is a sucka, I’m never gonna play that sucka role.”
Reports state that the Buffalo, NY rapper was vocal about his disappointment with Shady Records — specifically with the way the label promoted his album and Eminem’s failure to promote it on his social media. Westside Gunn also previously called out the label for their silence on Griselda’s 2020 BET Awards nomination, tweeting, “I wonder do @ShadyRecords know we’re nominated for a BET AWARD tonight.”
Watch the full episode of The Joe Budden Podcast above.