Rap veteran MC Hammer has responded to Jay-Z days after the hip-hop entrepreneur denied intentionally wanting to spark a beef with him on his “So Appalled” track.
Writing on Twitter, Hammer said he felt confident in “defeating” Jay.
“@MercedesRay320 Big Play Ray.. I already won. I addressed a man that most men fear. Used him as a warning to others. And checked him too..,” Hammer tweeted Thursday (November 4).
“Nothing worse than a Spineless Man (ask any woman) .. I ReBuke Weakness..”Why you gett’n at J” .. Shut up ‘Gurly Men’.. govenator lol”
“He Blindsided me with “So Appalled” and now he “wines” me with his new book.. Sean Carter is a genius.. But don’t sleep on me ..” (MC Hammer’s Twitter)
Earlier this week, Jay denied trying to intentionally slam Hammer.
“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)
On the Kanye West “So Appalled” collaboration, Jay comments on Hammer’s fall from fame and publicized bankruptcy 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”)
In response, Hammer released a diss music video called “Better Run Run” at Hov.
The track includes several lyrical references to the rapper, as well as an apparent lookalike. In one verse, MC Hammer raps: “Yo Jay I gotta reason to doubt, if I knock on your door would you come on out? “If I knock on your door that mean I’m knockin’ you out, if I knock on your door boy I’ll bust you in ya mouth.” (Gigwise)
Check out Jay-Z speaking on MC Hammer below: