In a recent turn of events, EST Gee, the talented artist hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, found himself at odds with radio personality Bootleg Kev during a podcast interview. The incident unfolded on Tuesday (August 15) during a session for The Bootleg Kev Podcast, originally intended as a comprehensive discussion. However, tensions escalated rapidly, leading to EST Gee walking out after only 25 minutes and subsequently venting his frustration on social media.
During the podcast, the rapper’s patience reached its limit as Bootleg Kev steered the conversation toward topics unrelated to EST Gee’s upcoming album, “El Toro 2,” which was the main focus of the interview. The catalyst for Gee’s frustration was Kev’s inquiries about his earlier experiences in high school and college football, matters he believed had little relevance to his music career.
In response to Kev’s questions about his past as a standout linebacker at Indiana State University, EST Gee retorted, “What do that got to do with music and shit, bro?” Kev, citing his own interest in football, attempted to clarify his curiosity about Gee’s pre-rap achievements, but the conversation spiraled downward from there.
Following the abrupt exit, Bootleg Kev promptly shared the incident on YouTube, titling it “EST Gee Did NOT Want to Talk About Being a Football Player.” While the clip gained rapid attention and went viral, this only served to further vex the rapper. EST Gee utilized his Instagram Stories to express his frustration, addressing not only the football questions but also Kev’s queries about topics like the porn star Brian Pumper and extraterrestrial life. He viewed these inquiries as entirely unrelated to his forthcoming album and accused Kev of deliberately seeking a viral moment by swiftly posting the clip.
In a direct message to Bootleg Kev, EST Gee stated, “@bootlegkev You tryna play it like I walked out cause of football like [I] ain’t did plenty interviews talking about playing and talk about it in my music. You asking me if I remembered an old man pornstar. If I believe in aliens and the NFL combine????? WTF do that got to do with my album dropping Friday? And I literally just walked out that interview 2 hours ago you already got a clip up??? You tryna go viral LOL 100.”
Furthermore, EST Gee emphasized the real-life challenges he’s dealing with, urging Bootleg Kev not to trivialize his situation. He concluded his message by warning, “I got real life shit going [on] ask around Ion feel like playing so please don’t play wit me cause I play crazy.”