It was wrong for JAY-Z to drop his new album with Beyoncé “Everything is Love” just one day after Nas. At least that’s the way 50 cent sees it.
While speaking to DJ Whoo Kid, the “In Da Club” rapper turned to the camera and told Jay what he thought.
“That’s f–ked up,” he said. “I know what you did to Nas, Jay. He come out on the same weekend. This nigga still slapping him without everybody noticing what’s going on.”
“I ain’t heard not one of them [Nas] records on the radio,” added 50. “Why the f–k you do that, man? I be saying f–k that, I do whatever the f–k I want to do, and people be looking at me like I’m grimy for doing that. This n—- be super quiet and be doing some real grimy sh– … He just got a different way of doing things.”
— DJ Whoo Kid (@DJWhooKid) June 30, 2018
If you’re old enough or into hip-hop history, then you’re probably fully aware of the beef between Jay and Nas that reached a boiling point in the early 2000s. But in actuality, tensions began in 1996 when Nas didn’t show up to record the song “Bring It On” for Jay’s debut LP “Reasonable Doubt.”
Then after a few not-so-subtle shots between Nas and Jay’s protégé Memphis Bleek, most notably on Bleek’s “My Mind Right” and Nas’ “Stillmatic” freestyle, Jay dissed the Queen’s legend at Hot 97’s Summer Jam.
Some of those lines made it onto the song “Takeover,” which then sparked a response from Nas called “Ether.” In the end, a lot of folks crowned the Queens native the winner.
In fact, to this very day within rap circles, anytime someone loses badly or really gets insulted, many say that person got “Ethered,” which shows the impact of Nas’ record.
Now, 17 years later, some believe that Jay and Beyoncé dropped their “Everything is Love” album to steal Nas’ spotlight, but according to TMZ that isn’t the case at all.
Reportedly, Nas recognizes that the Brooklyn rapper and Bey “are hip-hop royalty,” and he enjoys the new release. Plus, the “Illmatic” rhymer wants to achieve “Black excellence” these days, which is another reason he doesn’t mind that “Everything is Love” came out.
Meanwhile, Jay and B’s album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album charts and sold 123,000 equivalent units in its first week. It was beat out by the Australian pop, rock band 5 Second of Summer and their LP “Youngblood.”
Nas’ album “Nasir,” which sold 77,000 equivalent album units, grabbed the No. 5 position, which is the twelfth time he’s reached the top five.
At this time, neither he or Jay have responded to 50’s comments, which shouldn’t be surprising since they don’t use social media as much as the G-Unit rapper or in the same way.
For years now, 50 has made headlines by making a slew of controversial comments, like he did just days ago when he created a meme about Terry Crews and his alleged sexual assault.