News: Jay-Z Responds To The Game's Disses, "Tell Groupie To Get Over It" [Audio]
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009 9:38AM
Jay-Z has broken his silence on Chris Brown rumors and the recent disses shot at him by The Game.
In addition to confirming his new single will be "Run This Town" with Kanye West and Rihanna, Jigga spoke on allegedly blackballing Brown and what Game should do.
"We're all flawed human beings," Jay told Westwood. "All a person can do is apologize...Everyone should be allowed to make mistakes, it happens. That [BET gossip] is the silliest rumor I ever heard...I was really sitting back and watching all these suckers comment 'cause you don't comment on rumors...That's not even my style. If I got a problem with Chris Brown, I got a problem with Chris Brown. I haven't said anything live or behind the scenes. I don't agree with what he did, that's it. But as far as not letting him perform at the BET Awards, come on, that's stupid, that's a sucker move...I didn't do it and I wouldn't do it, that's not how I deal with my problems, through using BET or record companies...I like the game, the game is changing all the time, I've been dominating the game. 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)
Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Dame Dash also spoke on his perception of Jay preventing Brown from performing.
"Are you surprised [Jay would do that?]," Dame said in an interview. "Wasn't I his best friend? Did he do that to me? So he can't do that to Chris Brown? It's just a little bit more flagrant, but that's how he moves...I don't believe in publicly punishing people...At the time, maybe Chris Brown had some emotional things going on and somebody didn't teach him right. That's when you're supposed to nurture him and be like, 'Hey, that's not the way you do things.' You don't school him by punishing him, you school him by teaching him...He's taking money out his mouth. I'm sure Chris Brown is feeding a lot of people so I know a lot of people probably mad. You can't mess up other people's money, that's not fair and that's why I don't play those games. Like I ain't gonna call you out there, I'ma let people experience you. But then again, I'm not judging what anybody do, I'm saying what I would do." (SmackTube)
In addition to Jay, Game was called out by incarcerated rapper Max B who accused him of jacking his slang.
"I don't even listen to the radio man," Max said in an interview. "I just sit in my cell...All that male stripper sh*t man, I'm not co-signing that. N*ggas is using my slang, I hear a lot of wavy...I'm not hearing no 'Free Max,' no homage...Soon y'all n*ggas gonna be getting Max B tattoos on your f*cking a**es, you f*cking homo n*ggas. N*ggas is frauds, you f*cking girly frauds. Girly f*ggots...When I say something, I do it. When I say I'm gonna end a n*gga's career, I end it, you already know. I can't wait, I can't wait." (Max B TV)
Jay's upcoming record will reportedly be the first official single from Blueprint 3.
JUST GOT WORD: NEW Jay-Z single coming this Friday (July 24) called "Run This Town" with Kanye and Rihanna! Plus, here's what his album promo schedule will look like: Sept 10 - "Run This Town" webcast from Rocawear 10 year anniversary party in NY. Sept 11 - Blueprint 3 album release & NYC concert assoc. w/NYC Fireman's charity. Sept 13 - MTV Awards performance. Sept 14 - Jay Leno primetime NBC series premiere performance (first musical guest ever). (Hot 106)
The Blueprint 3 is due in stores Friday, September 11.
Check out Jay-Z's interview below:
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