News: Baby Stands By Jay-Z-Lil Wayne Remarks, "I Think We Do The Most & Make The Most" [Video]
Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 11:14AM
After making headlines earlier this week for questioning Jay-Z's status as the number one "hot" artist in rap according to MTV's standards, Baby says he is standing by his controversial opinion.
Claiming Cash Money Records has been more successful, Birdman reiterated that Lil 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)
Gucci Mane also took a slight jab during a skit on his The BurrPrint (The Movie 3-D) mixtape.
As the mixtape begins to circulate, the streets are beginning to ask if Mr. Laflare is dissing the man who authored The Blueprint? During an interlude called "Gucci Speaks 2," Mane questions Jiggaman's status. "Brick Squad survey," Gucci begins. "First question, Jay-Z is the greatest rapper alive? Survey says that's a lie." Later in the interlude, LaFlare turns his attention to himself. "Gucci Mane is not the hottest rapper in Atlanta? Survey says that's a lie," he continues. Asked by MTV News, Gucci declined to comment further on the interlude. (MTV)
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: