News: Jay-Z Questions The Game's Motives, "I Ain't Say Anything Derogatory About Him" [Audio]

Saturday, Jul 25, 2009 8:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Jay-Z recently spoke on The Game's rap battle strategy and why he would attempt a beef when derogatory words were never spoken against him.

Speaking with DJ Semtex, Jay also spoke on the possibility of making another "Takeover" record for Blueprint 3.

"Maybe," Jay said about the need of a new 'Takeover' record. "[laughs] That's a great idea, actually. Maybe. Yeah I go through [considering a diss record], usually I talk myself out of it by the time my day starts. With such a great life, it's difficult. But you know, who knows, maybe. [There should be a committee] because beef now is so corny. It's not really about nothing, I don't know if I said anything to warrant having beef, or if I said anything derogatory about him. If I say I'm not talking about this man,you know, I just said I'm not talking about him. I ain't say anything derogatory about him. So a lot of beefs are either misunderstandings, ego or just stupid or just done for publicity purposes. That could become tiresome. If it's a genuine clash for the top a la Jay-Z and Nas, that's official because we handled it the right way and at the end of the day we ended up working for each other. But a lot of beefs are just frivolous, they lack merit." (DJ Semtex TV)

The Game also warned Jay about what he planned to do if a diss was made towards him.

"My fans expect me to respond and I ain't lost a rap beef to date," Game said in an interview last week. "He just really needs to sit his old a** down somewhere and let the new n*ggas make money...He knows if he goes to war with me, it's gonna be never-ending. From Joe Budden to Memphis Bleek to Ras Kas to Yukmouth to G-Unit as a staff, record label and group, I'm a one-man army man. I will tear you down. They will stop wearing Roc-A-Wear clothing...If Jay responds with a song, it'll be on his album because he's a pretty smart dude, witty, and he knows it'll benefit him more to put it on The Blueprint, if and when he does, just be on the lookout for '400 Bars' ...I'm a really put my pen on the paper and really strike a match." (103 Jams)

Jay also spoke with radio personality Tim Westwood about Game's reaction to his controversial freestyle earlier this month.

"I like the game, the game is changing all the time, I've been dominating the game," Jay said in an interview. "Now tell me exactly what I said, tell me exactly what I said. I said, 'I'm not talking about...' is that a diss? I'm not talking about you. 'Oh you hurt my feelings...' Tell groupie to get over it. If that's a diss, wear that. Tell groupie to get over it." (Tim Westwood TV)

Despite Game's "age" references, Jigga recently commented on his inability to give up his hip-hop spot.

"I hear it all the time -- 'Yo, he should let the young guys, the new generation of guys come in,'" Jay explained in an interview. "But you don't become the front-runner in music because someone lets you. You have to claim your shoes...If you grow up listening to hip-hop, you love hip-hop and that's the end of it. But if you're a 30 year-old rapper still trying to make music like you're 15, then you're making it narrow. At my age, I can't relate to a 15 year-old. I deal with mature and relevant topics for my age group -- it has to all be based on true emotions. The more diversity and the more mature we make hip-hop, the bigger the net you cast...Kanye is really the father to the next generation -- he's from the school of Q-Tip, and now Drake and Kid Cudi are from the school of 'Ye. And, when you look at Kanye, you have to look at Lil Wayne. I think they're like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James." (Reuters)

Check out Jay's interview below:


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