But Versace’s support from his industry friends didn’t reflect how others saw his transition into music. As someone who is known for his comedic talent, it was difficult for people to take him seriously. Even Gunn was initially doubting his capabilities.
“Everybody was tweeting, like, ‘If Jay Versace is on a Westside Gunn album, I’m never listening to him again,’” he recalled, according to the outlet. “People were really like, ‘Has it really came to this?’ Just because I do comedy doesn’t mean that comedians don’t have talent. Being a comedian is a talent in itself. I was a little bit upset about just thinking, ‘This is what people think?’”