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Fat Joe Says Rap Beefs Should Have Expiration Dates After Longtime Beef With JAY-Z Did ‘Nothing for Me’

There are some rap beefs that have played out on hip-hop’s center stage, while others have remained behind the scenes, like the beef between Fat Joe and JAY-Z.

In the ‘90s and early 2000s, Joe’s Terror Squad crew and Jay’s Roc-A-Fella camp had serious tensions and reportedly things got physical twice — once at New York City’s Club Carbon and another time when Terror Squad member Big Pun ran up in the Roc-A-Fella offices.

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Cuban Link, who was also a Terror Squad member, talked about the beef in a 2013 interview.

“People got it twisted with that,” he said. “It was two altercations with JAY-Z. That one, the club, was a whole different thing. JAY-Z wasn’t even there.”

“That time it was [Memphis] Bleek. Bleek rocked somebody [from Terror Squad] with a bottle … N—– came back to the VIP bleeding and then after that, [we] got it popping. N—– started chasing the whole Roc-A-Fella,” added Cuban.

The beef between Joe and Jay ended years ago, and the two collaborated on the “All The Way Up” remix. Joe also signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management last year and now has a podcast on the rap legend’s Tidal site.

In a recent interview, the Terror Squad leader talked about his past beef with Jay, making amends and how he’s thrilled to be on Roc Nation.

“[Jay] was like, ‘I see you making this. We can help you make this,’ and they ain’t lie. It’s the truth” Joe explained. “I’m happier than ever. I’m happier with whatever move I made with them. These guys get to it. They open up doors that ain’t necessarily open.”

Joe didn’t go into detail about what ended the beef between he and Jay, but time had a lot to do with it. In fact, the Bronx rapper said all rap beefs should have an expiration date because after a while, it doesn’t make sense to continue them.

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He also said having problems with JAY-Z didn’t help him in any way, and it only made things harder.

“They should have time limits on rap beefs,” Joe said jokingly. “Maybe one or two years the most. You shouldn’t be eight years later, ‘F— you,’ this and that … It gets boring after a while. It ain’t do nothing for me. All it did was close doors for me.”

Meanwhile, Joe celebrated his 48th birthday at Jay’s 40/40 club in Manhattan recently and some of the celebrities who attended include Mary J. Blige, Tiffany Haddish, Keith Sweat, Ja Rule Floyd Mayweather and Joe Budden.

Jay couldn’t attend because he and Beyoncé were busy with the “On the Run II” tour, but he sent 10 massive bottles of his Ace of Spades Champagne to Joe, which costs $6,000 each.

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