It’s been less than a week since Jay-Z dropped his platinum album “4:44” and several rappers who were called out — including Lil Boosie, Future and Kanye West — have clapped back.
Lil Boosie and Future responded to Jay’s lyric on “The Story of O.J.,” where Hova mocks MCs who hold a stack of money as if they are talking on the phone.
“Y’all on the ‘gram holdin’ money to your ear / There’s a disconnect, we don’t call that money over here,” Jigga rapped.
Boosie let loose on Instagram Live, saying Jay’s words wouldn’t work in the 34-year-old’s native Louisiana.
“I don’t know about all these other states [that] just because Jay said that they won’t put money to they ear again,” he says Monday, July 3. “But in Louisiana … they gon’ put money to they ear. Like, his word is not law down there.”
Future also chimed in with a simple Snapchat image. He was name-checked on “Kill Jay-Z” where Jay rapped, “In the future, other n—- playin’ football with your son / You had lost it, 13 bottles of Ace of Spade what it did to Boston.”
Nicki Minaj wasn’t dissed on the album, but she had a lot to say about Black men opening their ears to Jay’s feelings about infidelity when, according to Minaj, Black women have been saying the same thing for years.
“We ain’t BEEN droppin’ jewels on these n—– behind closed doors? tuh!” she wrote Sunday, June 30. “Every girl is making one of these 3 faces at a n—- right now.”
Minaj’s ex, Meek Mill seemed to take her post as a dig and put this message on Instagram before deleting it.
Kanye West, who has been estranged from Jay, seemed to respond to his former collaborator by bonding with 2 Chainz at a Fourth of July cookout. Once upon a time, West would be seen sitting at fashion shows with his wife, Kim Kardashian-West, Jay and his wife, Beyoncé.
But there weren’t only rappers who chimed in. Rev. Al Sharpton hit back at this “Family Feud” lyric.
“Y’all think small, I think Biggie / Y’all whole pass is in danger, ten Mississippi / Al Sharpton in the mirror takin’ selfies / How is him or Bill Cosby s’posed to help me?”
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) June 30, 2017