Interviews

Jay-Z Discusses Almost Signing Lil Wayne To Roc-A-Fella Records & More

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 by

Jay-Z recently sat down with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne to chop it up with Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club radio show in New York City.

During the interview, Jay talked about almost signing Lil Wayne to Roc-A-Fella Records and Birdman stopping the deal from happening. He also shared his thoughts on Weezy F Baby‘s diss about his wife on “It’s Good“.

If you don’t want to watch the full 28-minute interview in the clip above, just skip to the 5:20 mark!

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  • Cut-Tims

    Wayne had to stay at Cash Money cause the mutherfucker tattooed it on his abs

  • corpus christi nigha

    First in this bitch

  • fuck 1 time

    imagine if he had really left cash money and signed with jay tho…..there would be no drake or nicki minaj

  • corpus Christi nigha

    Awwe fuk yu tims

  • Eshall

    Jay z? I’ll pass thanx

  • jigga is an asshole…who is he to compare her bitch to baby…fuck u jay

  • Run Rabbit Run

    The whole interview was great….

  • @MDRAIJER_

    Haha, Wayne would never leave Cash Money

  • uDENI

    damn if this had of happened i bet there would of been a watch the throne collab album with jay and wayne

  • Loyal fan

    FUCK JAY Z ND ROC NATION!!!!!!

  • amurph

    So if jay had made Wayne into his protege, that would mean no Kanye? Damn tho

  • chieff

    I think Wayne with roc a fella wouldve made a truly legendary Wayne. A well respected Wayne.
    That doesnt mean what he has become is bad, but i think a bit of “restraint and discipline wouldve helped him become a very respected rapper.
    Kanye wouldve still happened, and it wouldve been a trio to fear : Jay, wayne, kanye.

    Being with baby, wayne has always done whatever he wanted, and it didnt always result in great music. PLUS, with jay you get the acces to all the respected producers and editors. In this chapter, wayne doenst make very good decisions. I mean, letting soulja boy produce on your album? and feature him when you know he sucks.
    Would you see jay z let soulja boy do that? :)) thats a joke

    MY POINT is, Wayne with rocafella wouldve been a respected rapper

  • KamZiro

    @chieff Damn You Suck Nigger, Stop Judging Weezy YMCMB Runs This Ma Fuck, So Shut Up… Wayne Belong To CMR That’s Why Is Writen In Hi Stomach… I Don’t Think I Would Have Loved Wayne If He Waz With Jay Z Becouse I Never Liked Jay Z At All 😐 (No Frank Ocean Though)

  • Wayne is Cash Money

    If wayne joined jay z label,there was going to be no cash money now,wayne has been carrying the label for a long time…but that’s y I respect Wayne coz he showed loyalty and proved he can still make money with he’s niggaz! YMCMB till he dies!!!

  • Don

    I respect Wayne for staying with cash money but boy if he did sign to the roc smh Watch The Throne would have been Jay Kanye and Wayne be real now that would have been nice

  • KamZiro

    Ow Come On People Stop Judging This Issue… Jay Z Didn’t Sign Wayne So People Or Wayniacs Get Over It And Be Glad That Weezy Is Makin’ CMR Big

  • Sir. T

    Wonder if Wayne did sign there, would there be YM?
    Damn! Roc wouldve be the best now. The trio Tunêchí– Hov– Yeezy.. UNSTOPPABLE!!

    Twitter @ZukisaniT1 ( I follow back, ask’em they’ll tell you)

  • 2starR

    Wayne too NEW ORLEANS to leave cash money…them niggas grew up together, LOYALTY

  • Edo

    I now have the utmost respect for Jay, hope he’ll do another collab’ wit Wayne maybe in the future…

  • Kidd

    @fuck1time actually if you remember jay was also looking drake and nicki but if he signed to jay young money would be signed to roc as well because young money was founded before this almost happenedbesides he wouldve signed them regardless

  • Kidd

    Why does it sound like everybody is sucking jay have yall forgotten about a week ago you guys were saying hes weak and wayne would kill em now it sounds like niggas on jays side wow yall the biggest floppers forreal weezy kill gayz

  • Green ranger

    Jay says one thing and all you fucks jump on it as though a “roc” Wayne woulda been different. Sure maybe he would’ve said more boring, standard, cookie cutter lines like Hov does, but bottom line is, Wayne is Wayne and he would do what he’s gone regardless.
    I know it’s wrong to hate on him bc he’s honestly a good rapper, but something about him just makes me fucking hate him. Fuck gay-z

  • Green ranger

    Jay says one thing and all you fucks jump on it as though a “roc” Wayne woulda been different. Sure maybe he would’ve said more boring, standard, cookie cutter lines like Hov does, but bottom line is, Wayne is Wayne and he would do what he’s done regardless.
    I know it’s wrong to hate on him bc he’s honestly a good rapper, but something about him just makes me fucking hate him. Fuck gay-z

  • Drugs

    Hey fellas,stop argueing, wayne rule the world.

  • lil tune

    I don’t think that would have been a good signing, wayne probably would be more commercial than he is now tbh. Weezy made cash money who they r 2day so if he woulda left, CMR wouldn’t be big. YMCMB fuck jayz

  • dipset

    Wayne would never cash money no matter what..he is YMCMB

  • its obvious that he’ll be cash money till tha death of him

  • patriots

    non of yall real fans anyway and only started listening to wayne around drought 3 or dedication 2 days cuz if yall waz real fans and had listened the first dedication when wayne said he was thinking about it but he wasnt finish doing wat he had to do at cash money man i hate to say but wayne really got some fucked up fans how cash money all about loyalty and their fans not. Smh These niggas not real weezy fans

  • patriots

    non of yall real fans anyway and only started listening to wayne around drought 3 or dedication 2 days cuz if yall waz real fans and had listened the first dedication when wayne said he was thinking about it but he wasnt finish doing wat he had to do at cash money man i hate to say it but wayne really got some fucked up fans how cash money all about loyalty and their fans not. Smh These niggas not real weezy fans

  • youngpash

    If Wayne would of sign to the roc aww man just imagine it this dude would b epic he would rap better n b richer js n for the ppl thats guna smd keeo smd

  • tony_montana

    I’m kinda glad he didn’t sign to the Roc because we all know Jay-Z doesn’t want any of his artists to be better than him, & wayne’s just too big to be “just a protege” u know, but at the same time if Wayne had signed to the Roc he would have definately been more consistent because Jay’s known for his Honesty Criticism, unlike Cash money where no one has the balls to tell Wayne when he’s just sucking you know…so as much as signing with him would have had its negatives, it would also have had its positives aswell IMO.

  • Mad

    If Wayne no longer CM, birdman can’t rub his hands anymore .

  • LP

    @Mad lmao ya Jay would be the one with a star on the top of his head rubbing his hands

  • Showiz

    If wayne will be in his label it’ll be sad for CM and it’ll be a fail.
    Wayne will suck if he’ll do that.

  • FUck you Danny

    ^shut up

  • Kidd

    @Danny M when does the new rich gang single drop

  • Fdeagle25

    I respect hov. You got to. But it is YMCMB till death for Wayne so also respect for that loyalty. I agree with chieff up there as well.

  • Me_brazylloyd

    Put it together jigga I rock hoes ya’l rock fellas

  • real talk

    foreal yall niggaz some straight up dickriders saying fuck jay-z just cause wayne say it smfh that nigga 45 wit a swag like he 25 the nigga money long as fuck and don’t get me started wit HOLY GRAIL!!!!!!!!!! classic 10 times better then any carter album and dam sho better then inahb2 and i fucks wit wayne but i fucks wit jay too and not gonna stop coping jay shit cause wayne dissed him thats some real homo shit be yo own man i guess yall gonna wear capri’s and kiss yall daddies on the lips to cause wayne say it’s cool and wayne my nigga but dam i listen to his music and not act like im in ymcmb like some of yall niggaz

  • trickster

    Nice interview… I respect the nigga, simply cos he’s a smart nigga… I like wayne simply cos he makes good music they both make good music after all… Laughing out loud

  • zizouymcmb

    shut up nigga gay-z i gess you are scared that’s whay you are saying that and you know waht weezy steel on the top of the game nigga……Weezy F Baby 4 life nigga

  • Kidd

    @realtalk if it holy grail really is ten times better than any carter album then i guess the original ianahb is too let me explain. Ianahb for certain wasnt waynes best album its fourth on that list but “somehow”(sarcastically) it scored better on every album review than holy grail wow and this is a so called classic where even the producers said the album was lazy wow obviously you dont know music you dont even know half about his weak album i do and im not even a fan of his weak ass

  • LuvTunechi

    MY BOO WAYNE ALWAYZ DID LYRIC PLAY BCUZ HE IS A MUSICIAN WITH AMAZING TALENT, N IM GLAD THAT JAY WAS NOT DISRESPECTFUL BOUT IT; I ALWAYZ FUKD WITH JAY; HE IS TRILL, BUT WAYNE ALWAYZ BEEN DA RAWEST REGARDLESS!!! <3 TUNE <3 LUH YU BABI!!!! I KNO YU DNT DISRESPECT; YU JUS HAVIN FUN WITH YUR MUSIC… ;+))) WAYNE IS AMAZING, N ALWAYZ JUS DUZ HIS THANG!!! TU ANYONE WHU THINKS WEEZY IS DISSIN ANYONE, FUK YU CUZ HES JUS HIM MINDIN HIS OWN BUSINESS!!!! <3

  • Jesse

    I respect him for this he told the truth didn’t get disrespectful and said the truth wayne did flip the line

  • gay-z better fuck off y.m.c.m.b or else. birdman is the only person who will be fucking wit weezy Nd the rest of the young money crew will be 2. and thats my word like scrabble

  • axe

    jay and wayne????? hell naw

  • stunna

    Wayne wil never leave YMCMB …infact jay-z might be lying about the whole signing shit…Wayne is cash money until he dies motherfuckers!

    • YM! NO CASH MONEY!

      not anymore

    • felix cee

      you sure?