Dipset leader Cam’ron has ended his silence on calling out Kanye West last summer over a “Runaway” instrumental and said the matter has since been resolved.
According to Killa, his issue with Ye stemmed over a favor not being met.
“The reason I took a shot at Kanye, he needed something done for his album [a couple of years ago, and] when he needed it, I sent it back to him in about an hour,” Cam told MTV News during his appearance with Dipset on “RapFix Live” on Thursday. The Harlem MC was referring to the song “Gone” from West’s 2007 LP, Late Registration. “I needed something for my record and he was in Honolulu; he has to do this, he has to do that,” Cam recalled. “And I’m one of those people, I do a favor for a favor. When you need it, I got it back to you. When I needed something, you couldn’t get back to me?” Eventually matters were settled with help from Don C., a Yeezy insider who has a longstanding relationship with Cam’ron. Now, with their differences mended, the Diplomats frontman suggested they could work together again soon — possibly for the Harlem collective’s reunion project. (MTV)
In the fall, Cam went after Ye on his “Runaway” freestyle and accused him of dissing Roc-A-Fella co-founder Dame Dash.
Jim Jones and Cam’ron leaked a new song today (September 15) dissing Kanye West over the instrumental to “Runaway,” a song Ye premiered this past Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. On the track Cam spits, “Kanye you a sucka n*gga/Dissed Dame [Dash], so my attitude is f*ck the n*gga/Stuck to Jigga. How you gon’ live with that? Took the beat, now come get it back.” (XXL Mag)
West later came forward and downplayed having any ill will toward Cam.
“You don’t understand how much I love Dipset,” West told radio personality Funkmaster Flex. “Dipset are so necessary. It’s like when Jay-Z did ‘Death of Auto-Tune.’ That was a necessary moment. It’s people who completely don’t agree anything that I’m doing. But I agree with it so I’m gonna keep doing it. What makes that such a great hip-hop moment is that you have to be expressive. What do you feel? Don’t think about the political, whether or not I can do a beat for you or what that would mean. Just express how you feel — people are not gonna agree with everything I do. I look back and look at stuff I do and don’t agree with it. If I made a diss record of myself, I would kill me. I would be extremely good at it…I use to spit my verses at Baseline [Studios], and just to be able to spit a verse in front of Cam was such a big deal to me and just for him to appreciate any of my lines coming from where I came from.” (Hot 97)
Both artists eventually collaborated together on their track “Christmas In Harlem.”
Kanye West wishes you G.O.O.D. tidings on the finished version of his seasonal tune “Christmas in Harlem.” On the epic affair, Yeezy Claus buries the hatchet with Dipset’s Cam’ron and Jim Jones, roping in G.O.O.D. Music’s Pusha T, Big Sean, and CyHi the Prynce. Teyana Taylor and Musiq Soulchild add some R&B spice to the wintery track, harmonizing with one another about spending the holidays with family. (Rap-Up)
Check out Cam’ron’s “Runaway” freestyle below: