News: Lloyd Banks Rates Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Halle Berry & More, "She's A Beamer, I'd Whip That Around Nice"
Monday, Mar 8, 2010 4:50PM
Playing off of the success of his new single, "Beamer, Benz Or Bentley," Lloyd Banks used car analogies to rate a few of his favorite female stars.
In a recent interview, Banks incorporated the theme of his new record.
"[Rihanna,] that's a tough one. I'll say a Benz 'cause she got some long a** legs. I'm in that 6.3, too, and my sh*t is like... Yeah, I'll say she's a Benz," Banks said in an interview. "Halle Berry? Out of a Beamer, Benz or Bentley I'd have to say she's a Bugatti. I don't have one of those yet... Jessica Alba is beautiful, man. She's kinda petite, small. I'll say she's a Beamer. I'd whip that around nice...You know it's funny, Alicia Keys is like, we kinda close in age, but from the very beginning her music has always been, it reached an older audience as well. So she gotta be like a Phantom or something. I feel like one day, if not already, she's gonna be respected like the artists she respected coming up." (XXL Mag)
According to Southern rapper Slim Thug, a remix to "Beamer" is currently in the works.
"yep im doing the beemer benz or bentley," Thug wrote in an Q&A forumn. "they called me this weekend." (Formspring)
Banks recently spoke on how his collaboration with Juelz Santana came together.
"The Juelz feature is something that didn't happen in [the past] because we had two of our own entities," Banks explained in an interview. "G-Unit had a lot of our own artists we had to showcase, same with Dipset. I was doing records with Prodigy, Mobb Deep, with everybody. I didn't have to go outside the circle. I was excited about the staff we had there. Now it's time for change."To have 'Beamer, Benz or Bentley' added to [radio station] Hot 97 within three or four days was incredible. That was one mixshow weekend that really came at the right time. I'm so thankful, man. It goes to show as long as you keep striving for what you believe in and your goals, you can make it happen." (MTV)
The record also caught the attention of rapper Fabolous who placed his own version on the No Competition 2 mixtape.
"On my way 2 Atl.. Welcome back dinner at Room Service Lounge.. Party 2nite at Gold Room," he wrote. " RT @LTLline: @myfabolouslife you ready LEGGGGOOOOO!!!!!!!!!<-- u already know! #itsgoindown like a elevator at the top floor Bout 2 meet @Djdrama to drop off 95% off #TiNc2, think imma add All the Way Turnt Up & Beamer, Benz or Bentley 2 the mixtape 2day." (Fabolous' Twitter)
Check out Lloyd Banks performing "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" below: