Rap veteran MC Hammer has decided to keep things moving and end his two-month beef with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.
According to Hammer, Jay’s “So Appalled” bankruptcy reference has been addressed and is no longer an issue for him.
“As a responsible veteran of twenty something years of this [Hip-Hop]. I can’t leave it out there with tensions,” MC Hammer said in an interview. “I am reading comments on both sides, it’s not about that, I have seen all of that before. There is an opportunity to say at some point. We onto the next thing. You know, Jay took his shot and I answered. Now let’s move on.” (All Hip Hop)
Hammer also tweeted his 1.9 million Twitter followers about the beef coming to an end.
“Re- Mix time !!! 7 Days is enough. I’m Accepting Jay Z at his “Word” and moving on. I made my point. #KingHammer”,” he tweeted yesterday (November 10). (MC Hammer’s Twitter)
On Kanye West‘s “So Appalled” collaboration, Jay references Hammer’s fall from fame and publicized bankruptcy woes despite being a platinum-selling artist in the early 1990’s.
“And Hammer went broke so you know I’m more focused/ I lost 30 mil so I spent another 30/Cause unlike Hammer 30 million can’t hurt me.” (“So Appalled”)
Jay later denied using Hammer as a scapegoat to create a beef.
“I didn’t know that wasn’t on the table for discussion,” Jay laughingly told DJ Semtex. “I didn’t know I was the first person to ever say that? Am I? [laughs] I’m not, am I? I know I’ve heard that before, I didn’t think I was the first one to say it. I guess, you know when I say things, I think people believe me so much that they take it a different way. It’s not rap anymore at that point. I didn’t mean it. I said some great things about him in the [Decoded] book that I have coming out — he’s gonna be like, embarrassed. I said some really great things about him in the book and about people’s perception of him and how he’s from East Oakland. It is what it is. He took it the wrong way. I didn’t know I said anything wrong. I don’t know if I said a lie.” (DJ Semtex)
Check out MC Hammer’s “Better Run Run” music video below: