Juelz stopped by the superstar boxer’s Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcast to have friendly conversation. However, stopped halfway through to clear the air on what exactly happened all those years ago.
In the clip Tyson can be seen at Source Awards aggressively grabbing Santana’s arm while the pair were posing for a photo with Cam’ron and the rest of Dipset.
“I need to pull this up because I got Mike here … I need to justify this,” Juelz began. “One day we was with Cam… I always get like, crucified on the internet when this clip is posted. Mike grabbed my arm or something and put my arm up, and it was like, ‘Damn, Mike pressed you.”
Tyson stated the video was misinterpreted and that jokes were started that Santana “must have been 12 years old back then.”
The Choke No Joke clip was then pulled up, with Juelz Santana criticizing a headline with the caption that he had been “manhandled.”
“We gotta fix this shit, Mike,” he laughed. “Look at Mike, man! … What did I do, Mike?!”
Mike replied: “I was saying, ‘Tell all those n-ggas you the man.’”
Santana went on: “We got it clear, Mike was not pressing me. He was trying to get me to tell y’all n-ggas I’m the motherfuckin man!”
Later in the interview, Santana stated that he was close to doing a collab project with Jeezy called Best Of Both Hoods, however it never came together. Though, once things calmed down with the Snowman, Juelz was able to meet up with Lil Wayne, and the two recorded a still unreleased project together.
“Jeezy kinda, he took off and he got real big, I don’t wanna say he got like… I mean, basically, the mixtape didn’t happen. Me and Jeezy did about four records then he kinda got real big, whatever, we didn’t do the mixtape,” he stated.
Juelz continued: “Wayne called me up and said, ‘Yo, what’s up with the tape you supposed to be doing with Jeezy?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, man. Jeezy’s moving, he’s doing a lot of things right now.”
“We went on tour and me and Wayne just got super close, we did a bunch of records on tour. Wayne is a studio rat, so after the shows Wayne always had the studio booked. Me and him would go to the studio, record, we recorded so much music. We just became super close, and that’s been my brother ever since.”
Wayne and Santana have collaborated on numerous songs together including 2013’s “Leanin Low” and 2020’s “Bloody Mary,” which happened to appear on Santana’s #FREESANTANA album. #FREESANTANA was released five months before the rapper finished his prison sentence on gun charges.
“When you at your darkest moments you see the most light and the most clarity,” Santana told Tyson of his time in prison. “When I was in that jail cell. For one, you’re never in life gonna get time like that.”
He went on: “Nobody should want to go to jail, but if you have any time you’re never gonna get time to where you sit for that amount of time…with yourself. To learn yourself, to understand yourself to understand why you are where you are. What’s your meaning in life, you’ll never get that except for going to jail.”