News: Kanye West's Got A License To Kill, Says Nas [Video]
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 3:50PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West can add "License To Kill" to his resume after Nas revealed he ultimately motived Ye to step up his jewelry game to crush any competitors.
According to Nasty Nas, Ye credits him for bringing out the overly flashy chains.
"I never finished it, Jacob [the Jeweler] went to jail," Nas said referring to a medallion. "He went to jail and ain't get the chance to finish it. I took it out early. Kanye [West] called me like, 'You told me to step my chain game up.' I said, 'You right, you right.' That n*gga came out with the overkill. I said, 'Yeah, n*gga, kill 'em.' My n*gga Ye gettin' 'em with the chain, boy! Egyptian. Original black man." (L-R-G)
West visited New York City's Times Square King Tut exhibit last summer sporting a huge gold medallion.
"He said it was something he really wanted to see," exhibition rep Alison Buchbinder told MTV News about West's visit. 'Ye was snapped checking out artifacts like the gilded coffins of Egyptian pharaohs. Buchbinder said West dropped by on June 29, which would have been two days after the Chicago MC spit his latest single "Power" atop a mountain at the BET Awards. West showed up to the museum rocking a mammoth gold chain -- the same bling he sported during his awards show performance -- that features a sculptural representation of the Egyptian god Horus. (MTV)
On the rapper's blog, he posted up details regarding his Horus chain and pyramid ring he wore at last year's BET Awards show.
Horus is one of the oldest and most significant deities in the Ancient Egyptian religion, who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times. Horus served many functions in the Egyptian pantheon, most notably being the god of the Sky, god of War and god of Protection. (Kanye West's Blog)
Reports suggested his performance jewelry was worth over $300,000.
Jacob & Co. created a custom-made link chain and charm depicting Egyptian god Horus, as well as a four-finger pyramid ring, for Mr. West's comeback performance. Both are made of 24k yellow gold. Kanye's monstrous chain and ring came with a larger-than-life price tag. Both items retail for a whopping $300,000. (Rap-Up)
Check out Nas' interview below: