News: The-Dream Downplays Jay-Z Fashion Diss: "Beyoncé Asked Me Where I Got These From"
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 12:05PM
Atlanta singer The-Dream is not holding any grudges toward Jay-Z despite being publicly dissed during the Grammy Awards last weekend and said people do not realize how innocent the incident was.
According to Dream, fans took Jay's joke about his Grammy night head apparel way too far and do not know how much of a jokester Jigga really is.
"Me and that guy, we was already goofing off the whole night," the singer/songwriter said when MTV News caught up with him backstage after his win. "Jay's a funny guy, people don't know that. Of course they're looking in from national TV and they're like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe he did that!' And I'm like, 'No, I can believe he did that.' What you may not believe is that I have my own digs that I do all the time, so it's all good." (MTV)
The Grammy-winning singer/producer also revealed how much interest the headgear sparked from Jay's wife, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.
The-Dream said he especially wasn't taking it personally since someone very close to Jay had given him props about that very same hat. "Actually, Beyoncé asked me where I got these from and said they were so dope she wanted me to get her both of them," he said. "So I don't know what that means. [Jay-Z is] kind of like digging at both of us. I guess we're country. This a country thing." So has The-Dream found a new side hustle? "I'm trying to sell something other than music," he said with a smile. "I'm trying to get it on. I'mma have these hats down on the corner for $3.99 -- come get you one!" (MTV)
Young Hov used the Grammy Awards platform to shine light on Dream's dome.
When the rappers and Frank Ocean took the stage to accept the award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "No Church in the Wild," Jay-Z used his moment at the podium to take a swipe at The-Dream's not-so-formal attire. "I want to thank the swap meet for his hat," the rapper said, poking fun at Dream's "Parental Advisory" beanie and "Boyz N the Hood" cap. (Access Hollywood)
After the Grammy Awards went down, the Southern hitmaker revealed his involvement on rap star Kanye West's upcoming solo LP.
"I've been told to zip it," he said. However, he did reveal Kanye West is working on his next album -- and he'll be joining the hip-hop star in Paris to work on it in the coming weeks. (Billboard)