News: Lil Wayne Addresses Jay-Z's "Baby Money" Jab
Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011 8:30PM
Weeks after Jay-Z's "H.A.M." turned heads for allegedly taking a shot at Cash Money Records' Birdman and Lil Wayne, Weezy finally offers his take on the "Baby Money" reference.
Wayne feels although Jay may have taken a shot, a beef will not become the end result.
According to Weezy, who heard the track personally through Kanye West, he isn't looking to start another competition with Jay. Wayne told MTV News that he didn't ask 'Ye about the alleged dig: "I wouldn't ask him about a Jay-Z line because he's not Jay-Z." That doesn't mean Wayne wouldn't respond to the line, even if he hasn't returned fire just yet. "Me and my wit, given my wit, I would probably play off of it," Wayne explained. "But I wouldn't make it a competition, because actually, the subject that he's talking about in that line, I can't box with the card. I'd be the first one to tell you that, given my wit, and the type of person that I am, I'd capitalize and I'd play off of it. Yeah, I definitely would." (MTV)
Baby recently spoke to radio host Big Boy and downplayed Jay's "Baby Money" line.
YMCMB's head honcho appeared on Big Boy's Neighborhood while out west last week for All-Star Weekend and answered questions on his spending habits. When asked what the biggest check he had ever received was, Birdman answered, "$100 million." He then went on to boast about how many whips he's pushing, upcoming ventures for Cash Money and cleared up any rumors of having beef with Jay-Z over his sneak diss on 'H.A.M'. "We ain't trippin', we spending Baby Money." Looks like Stunna's using the Baby Money thing as his new motto. (Complex)
Following a winning $1 million Super Bowl bet in early February, Baby also referenced Jay's line via a Twitter post.
"we gonna keep spending 'baby money' ...billionaire minds stay tuned," he tweeted February 7. (Baby's Twitter)
Reports last month suggested Jay was taking a subliminal shot at Birdman on "H.A.M."
"Really, you got baby money." The line is a double entendre meant both as a general reference to the small amount of money that other rappers have in comparison to Jay-Z, and as a specific reference to the wealth of rapper Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter, also known as "Weezy Baby," and fellow New Orleans rapper and record executive Brian "Birdman" Williams, also known as "Baby." The latter recently claimed the former had more money than Jay-Z, which is, well, simply not true. Jay-Z earned $63 million dollars last year, tops on our list of hip-hop's top earners, while Lil Wayne banked $20 million. Birdman did not make the list. Perhaps the best line on Jay-Z's new track is a verifiable and, one might say progressive, boast: "(You) ain't got my lady's money!" Indeed, Beyonce took in a whopping $87 million by our last annual count, more than any rapper -- and more than Jay-Z and Lil Wayne combined. (Forbes)
Check out Baby addressing Jay-Z's jab below: