News: Baby Fires More Jay-Z Taunts, "I Don't Think The People Feel Him Like That" [Video]
Friday, Oct 30, 2009 3:40PM
After recently questioning Jay-Z as the number one "hot" artist in rap according to MTV's standards, Baby has continued to explain why his Cash Money Records' roster outshines Hov.
Citing Lil Wayne as the frontman, the Birdman based his main comparison on profits.
"No n*gga in the business itself make more money than us," Baby explained in an interview. "More than [Wayne], than us. So how could a motherf*cker even want that title if he ain't making the most and I don't think the n*gga can rap better and I don't think the people feel him like that, it ain't about us, it's about the people. I think we do the most. So if I win the most championships, it must mean I'm the best. That's how I look at it, we make the most money. Until a n*gga can come by and say he make more money Cash Money, Young Money, why would you want to say you're the best? And that's a personal pride, you can live with that on your own..." (Rolling Out TV)
Claiming Cash Money Records has been more successful, Birdman previously reiterated why Wayne should have secured the top spot.
"Well I feel like, as far as number one to me, that don't really matter, it's about who makes the most money and do the most," Baby explained in an interivew. "I think my son do the most, rap the most, he do the most shows, we do the most so if we do the most, how could you be number one if you ain't making the most? No, no, [beef]. Nothing personal, they just asked me my opinon and that was my opinion. I think we do the most and make the most, so if you don't like it, that's on you. I can't see past Wayne, so I can't see Jay-Z." ("106 & Park")
According to Birdman, a number one "hot" artist should be based on selling ability.
"I don't think he a number one emcee in no kinda way," Baby said in an interview. "Wayne the best he do the most and he make the most money. I dont think no n*gga in the business make more money than us. How could you be the best if you don't make the best money, the most money and you don't do the most. Lyrically, come on man be for real man can't nobody f*ck with Wayne. And to me, if you number one and you aint getting no money it don't mean nothing. Who's making the most money. That's number one to me. F*ck all that rap sh*t. Sh*t, y'all got cold rappers you never even heard and then you got n*ggas who really can't rap and making money. It's about who's making the most money to me. I don't give a f*ck about the rest of that sh*t." (Tropical TV)
Jay recently released a public thank-you statement to MTV for making the No. 1 spot.
"MTV, Thanx for this nod of appreciation," he wrote in a statement. "Although I don't strive to be 'hot' for any particular year, I thank you for the acknowledgment. My whole goal is to be recognized as the best ever. I created the term 'best rapper alive' as a sign of respect to my fallen comrades (Biggie and Tupac). I believe I've allowed a significant grace period, and I believe I would not be respecting myself if being the absolute best was not my goal, and that's why I continue to push myself until exhaustion ... salute." (Rap Radar)
Check out Baby speaking on Jay-Z below: