News: Beanie Sigel Says Jay-Z Stopped Lil Wayne's "Greatest Rapper Alive" Pursuit [Video]
Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 7:30AM
Beanie Sigel has continue his war of words toward Jay-Z by accusing the rap mogul of dying down Lil Wayne's past pursuit of being known as the "Greatest Rapper Alive."
According to Beans, Hov is known for protecting his image and was persistent in making sure fans saw him co-sign Wayne to avoid one-sided comparisons.
"A lot of Jay-Z fans are my fans too," Beans explained in an interview. "At the end of the days, [Memphis] Bleek's fake too. F*ck outta here. I ain't trying to hear that. Bleek got the same characteristics, man...Lil Wayne professed the 'Greatest Rapper Alive' [title] and was getting the momentum. Lil Wayne can rap, Lil Wayne can spit, in my point of view. I like Lil Wayne, he should have kept moving with it and then Jay come and tell Lil Wayne he gonna pass the paton to him [then] Lil Wayne falls back...Kanye [West] coming at you, if you listen to the 'Big Brother' record, it's the same thing...That's one thing about me, I ain't no liar and [Jay] knows that sh*t...Go back to the B.Coming record, 'I Can't Go On This Way,' listen to the beginning of that record. All you gotta do is listen to it, trust, karma, team, us, Roc, solid, d*mn, 'D'Evils.' Listen to the music..." (G-Unit Radio)
Cash Money Records' Baby also vouched for Wayne saying the rapper's lyrical talent bypasses Hov.
"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)
Known for having inner label issues with Lil Jon and Trillville, SOHH recently spoke with Lil Scrappy to get his take on the Beans and Jay showdown.
"You can't," Scrappy said about avoiding inner label beefs. "Everybody got their own ego, everybody got their own manhood, everybody got their own. Even, some people don't know they're haters and they end up hating the other dude, you feel me? For no reason, hating them because he got so much swag. Or he's hating because he's doing better than the last dude so there's always gonna be haters everywhere you go, even on the label. If there's haters in church then there's gonna be haters on the label, there's gonna be haters in the courtroom, there's gonna be haters on the label. There's haters everywhere, you got people that's putting out your music that hate you, so sh*t, that's hard...If you a real gangsta, cuz, you tell the n*gga to go meet you somewhere. Whatever we gonna do, let's do it and be done with it. If you 'not' gonna do it, then make that joint big. Get some money off of it 'cause when you going against each other, you really don't make no money, 'cause his fans don't like you and the other dude, his fans don't like you. So they would have bought [your merchandise] if y'all weren't even beefing." (SOHH)
Roc-A-Fella co-founder Dame Dash also said rap conflicts like Jay and Beans should be avoided.
"I love Jay, I love Beans -- what's the reason for beef?" Dash said in an interview. "That's stupid. What's the reason for beef? People die, people don't feel good -- I want people to laugh...I was hurt for him, more or less, because I know that ain't him. But I don't want to speak on that. Whatever [Beanie's] going through where he's got to do that...I could understand where he may look at things and feel that way. I can see that. He's probably got a lot of people around him and nobody to really tell him what's going on. It was a different environment for Roc-A-Fella back then. I feel bad for those cats. I love those cats. I hate that they struggle. I hate it. I hate to see anybody struggle. I don't embrace that. I'm not one of those dudes that get happy when I hear something bad about somebody I had a bond with. I really loved those dudes." (MTV)
Check out Beanie Sigel speaking on Jay-Z below: