The Clipse’s Malice has addressed his past feud with Lil Wayne and explained that the streets may have influenced the rap beef.
According to Malice, their issues should not have come out into the public light.
“Yeah, and it never deserved any light and it never deserved any kind of attention,” he said about the beef ending. “We was getting money with Cash Money with ‘What Happened to that Boy?’ We were in New Orleans and we shot the video and we were hanging out and we were close at one time. It’s just unfortunate that it had happened. I think the streets were talking and I think Wayne probably felt like we were saying it but anybody that knows The Clipse or knows anything about us, you see our etiquette and how we roll. We don’t talk about anybody. The streets were talking about him wearing BAPES and it’s a dope clothing line but the streets said that and I think Wayne took it out on us and everything we said was just in response. But right now I think Wayne has hot music and I ain’t got no beef but you can’t talk about The Clipse though. Can’t nobody talk about The Clipse and just let that be that.” (Hip Hop Game)
In a fall 2007 interview with Complex Magazine, Wayne addressed his issues with Clipse.
“I thought the whole ‘Mr. Me Too’ video was about me, to tell you the d*mn truth,” Weezy says of the Clipse song. “They think I want to be like them. I’m on a million-dollar bus going around the world charging people from $50,000 to $150,000 for verses, and I got 77 songs in magazines and I got a billion more. Do the math; you think I’m trying to be like you? No sir.” (Complex)
Clipse’s Pusha T also talked about their stance against Wayne in the past.
“You can’t kiss other men, you can’t wobble dee-wobble dee, and and you can’t bite styles…,” he said. “You can’t bite everybody’s styles. You can’t try to rap like Jay-Z, dress like the Clipse, become a coke dealer after 5 albums, and now dress like Jim Jones. You can’t do all that and be a legend. You have to be a trendsetter and he ain’t setting any trends.” (Shout Mouth)
Their latest album, Til The Casket Drops, landed on the sales charts last December.
The Clipse even things out in Top 50 as Til The Casket Drops debuts at No. 46. With a week in the books, the duo’s third group project has moved 31,500 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out a past Clipse interview down below: