Lil Wayne & Jay-Z Beef
Before this Lil Wayne and Jay-Z beef began, both rappers have admitted that they are fans of each other. They have even collaborated together on songs such as “Hello Brooklyn 2.0“, “Mr. Carter“, and “Swagga Like Us“, as well as performed live together at shows such as the GRAMMYs.
Wayne also confirmed to People magazine that one of his favorite songs ever is Jay-Z‘s “Lucky Me“, which he also got tattooed on his neck and leg. He also nearly signed to Jay‘s Roc-A-Fella Records label back in 2006 before he decided to stay loyal to Birdman and sign another deal with Cash Money Records.
You could actually say that Birdman is the reason for this beef happening, because it seemed to all start in 2009 after Baby told Tropical TV in London that he thinks Weezy is the #1 rapper in response to Jay-Z coming first place on MTV’s “Hottest MCs In The Game” list.
“I don’t think [Jay-Z] is the number one emcee in no kind of way. Wayne’s the best. He do the most and he make the most money. I don’t think no nigga in the business make more money than us. How can you be the best if you don’t make the most money? And you don’t do the most? Lyrically, come on man, be for real, can’t nobody fuck with Wayne… If you number one and you ain’t getting no money it don’t mean nothing.”
After hearing this interview, Jay decided to send shots to Birdman in a song with Kanye West called “H.A.M.“. Check out his subliminal bars below:
“I’m like ‘really’? Half-a-billy nigga? Really? You got Baby money; Keep it real with niggas, niggas ain’t got my lady money”
To stick up for his father figure, Tunechi then responded to Jay-Z by rapping about kidnapping his wife Beyonce on a song called “It’s Good” off Tha Carter IV, which was released in 2011:
“Talkin’ ’bout Baby money? I got your baby money; Kidnap your bitch, get that ‘how much you love your lady’ money”
While at a Pre-Grammy party in 2012, Wayne got on the mic and rapped a short freestyle sending some shots at The Throne. If you don’t already know, The Throne is a hip-hop duo group consisting of Jay-Z and Kanye West.
“I met a bad red-bone, I took the bitch home; I asked her what she wanted to watch, she said: ‘surely not The Throne’”
Two years after Tunechi rapped about kidnapping Beyonce on “It’s Good“, Jay decided to respond back on a track called “La Familia“:
“Nigga wanna kidnap wifey, good luck with that bruh; You must gonna hide your whole family, what you think we wearing black for? Ready for that war, ready for that war ready; You ain’t ready yo’, you radio; You ain’t really ready, real nigga chea”
Lil Wayne has not yet responded to Jay-Z, but in 2014 he did show love to Jay by calling him “the god”. I think every one will agree with me when I say that this beef is not that serious and more about both artists being competitive in hip-hop!