As we previously reported Chingy settled his differences with Ludacris, returned to the Disturbing Tha Peace imprint. In August of this year he left Capitol Records, signed with Island Def Jam and began working on his forth studio album, Hate It or Love It.
While fellow Def Jam rapper LL Cool J has been quite vocal about Hova's conflict of interest, Chingy brushes off concerns.
"Not knocking LL or nobody," Chingy told SOHH. "It's just my opinion. That's what Jay-Z do. He was a artist, blossomed into a CEO, president of a company. And he still wanna be a artist at the same time. I can't knock him, for doing what he do. It don't matter if he's the president. I understand that it's like you're competing with your boss but like that's what he do man."
"I ain't looking at it like I gotta compete with him," he continued. "I'm just out here doing me. I'm not worrying about what he doing. I'm worrying about what I'm doing and me selling them records."
When asked if he felt any pressure releasing an album in an era when rap album sales have been less than stellar Chingy replied, "Naww man, pressure bust pipes, so I try not to feel too much pressure and let the pressure get to me. I just clear my mind, try to go in the studio, make a nice album, make some great music, just get it out there and the rest is history."