“They weren't prepared for a person like myself,” he explained. “They were basically out for themselves. I never was on a team like that. I was always on a team that was supportive of what I wanted to do and this time it was more like ‘we need you to do this.’ People know me to create new artists to continuously come with new people. Once I realized I was basically on my own in that building, I said ‘it’s time for me to get out of here.’ I saw the decline of Def Jam and I was just like ‘I don’t want to be a part of a sinking ship.’…There's definitely hard feelings because I’m not cool with people stunting my growth. I’m a person that keeps growing
except literally, of course."