Dipset’s Cam’ron has placed a lid to the top of the can of worms Jay Z opened up courtesy of his “Pound Cake” lyrics and promised there is no real beef in his “Come & Talk To Me” remix response.
According to Killa Cam, he felt a need to speak out in light of Jay claiming he made artists like himself millionaires during his time at Roc-A-Fella Records.
“I didn’t really take no shots at Jay,” Cam said when asked about his “Pound Cake” response. “I just thought I named a couple facts. I didn’t have any beef with Jay. Basically, Jay’s really strategic. I respect Jay because I respect people who get money and I respect his motivation to get money and his hustle. I respect that but the way he put his rhyme, it was more like, he said, ‘I made more millionaires than the lotto did,’ like, Lyor [Cohen]. Like, Lyor didn’t have millions already? I don’t know about Kanye, him and Dame – and the way I worded it, I meant to say I had a million before we did business together because when I met Jay, he didn’t have a million dollars either. That’s why I respect the grind and the hustle. I knew Jay and Dame when no one had a deal, when they were grinding and going on the road, opening up for Method Man when he was hot.” (Miss Info TV)
Killa also admitted since Jay dropped those lines, he has been approached on multiple accounts about Jigga helping him touch millions.
“I respect what he came from and what he did but the way he put the rhyme, he was like, ‘I made more millionaires than the lotto did,’ and I was like, by the time I got to Roc-A-Fella, I already had my own thing going,” Cam added. “Whether my music was gold or not gold, I was doing me. You know what I’m saying? I just wanted to clarify that because it was like, ‘Jay made you a millionaire?’ I just wanted to speak on that. I go to Harlem, ‘Yo, Jay made you a millionaire?’ We made each other money. Basically, at the end of the day, I made money and he made money. … I didn’t go crazy, you know when I go crazy, I go crazy. To me, that was more like straightening out what he said. It wasn’t no diss or nothing like that. I don’t got no ill will towards him. I wish him the best of luck but once you say my name I’m like, what’s going on?” (Miss Info TV)
Earlier in the week week, Cam said Jay could have rephrased his bars but instead went with a witty name-dropping “Pound Cake” verse to catch attention.
“Not really shocked, that’s just mad random. I thought it came from nowhere basically. Just to clarify, I don’t think Jay was necessarily taking shots at me. I just stated the facts of the scenario. He said he made more millionaires than the lotto did, but I knew Jay when he didn’t have a million, when none of us had a million, when Dame and them were on the come-up. I respect what all of us have done because I know where we all come from. But the way he put his lyrics [together] and made it seem like he made n*ggas money or put them in the place where they was supposed to be… He could’ve worded it like he helped n*ggas make more millions, instead of saying you made n*ggas millionaires. … Yeah. It wasn’t nothing, but you know the streets and the blogs and the radio personalities turned it into whatever they wanted to turn it into. I’m fine with that.” (Karen Civil)
On his new “Come & Talk To Me” remix, Killa responds to Jigga’s claim of putting millions in his pockets during his early 2000’s run at the Roc.
“Know me I ran down on shorty real quick. But guess what she asked me, yo Word? She said Jay made you a millionaire and looked me in the eyes /Said cake, cake, cake got that from the pies /We made each other millions, that was my reply /But had a mill before I met him, baby, that ain’t no lie /See he named some Harlem cats and the homie from the Chi /But my thing, he ain’t name nobody from the Stuy /And I do it like Bed-Stuy, do or die” (“Come & Talk To Me”)
In Jigga’s “Pound Cake” verse, he refers to making current and former Roc associates millionaires including Killa.
“Cake, cake-cake, cake-cake, cake /500 million, I got a pound cake /N*ggas is fronting, that’s upside-down cake /Get ‘em a red nose, they clown cakes /They shoulda never let you ’round cake /Look at my neck, I got a carrot cake /Now here’s the icing on the cake /Cake, cake-cake, cake-cake, uhh /I’m just getting started, oh, yeah, we got it bitch /I’ve done made more millionaires than the lotto did /Dame made millions, Biggs made millions /Ye made millions, Just made millions /Lyor made millions, Cam made millions /Beans’ll tell you if he wasn’t in his feelings” (“Pound Cake”)
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