Well, if you could ask late great rapper Notorious B.I.G. he would have said:
"Beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep/ Beef is when your moms ain't safe up in the streets/Beef is when I see you/Guaranteed to be an ICU."
Thankfully, the most intense hip-pop beefs in the past 10 years didn't end with anyone in the ICU, but they did end in a few ruined careers, bruised egos, and surprisingly, in court.
Jay and Nas' beef heated up with Jay-Z dropped the "Takeover" on the Blueprint. The diss track was a great surprise to Queensbridge rapper, but it was all good because Nas had some lyrical napalm up his sleeve.
Nas dropped "Ether" and New York City had to pick a side.
Hip-Hop fans had to decide who won the battle, but just as people were leaning towards Nas' "Ether," Jay-Z dropped "Super Ugly."
And then things got confusing. Who was the best?
Was it Queens rapper Nas? Or was it Brooklyn's finest Jay-Z?
Jay-Z and Nas' beef is still one of the most talked about hip-hop beefs, and the verdict is still out on who won the war.
But yesterday, the 'net was shocked when a behind the scenes video of Nas planning on "hanging Jay-Z" at Hot 97's Summer Jam was posted on all the blogs.
Hip-Hop fans probably didn't realize at the time, but Nas was not playing with Jay-Z and was totally ready to take his beef to a whole new level.
Despite Nas' feelings, Hot 97 decided to draw the line and wouldn't let Nas lynch Jay-Z during their concert. Nas wasn't a happy camper and decided to skip out on the show entirely, but some 10 years later, we think Nas is probably glad he didn't lynch Jay on stage.
Click through our list and check out the 10 most intense hip-pop beefs in the past 10 years!