That was some time ago, and people have moved on. But is there still some animosity out there?
On Drake’s “Pound Cake,” Jay Z raps:
“I’ve done made more millionaires than the lotto did
Dame made millions, Biggs made millions
Ye made millions, Just made millions
Lyor made millions, Cam made millions”
Cam’ron responded to that verse on “Come & Talk To Me:”
“Know me I ran down on Shorty real quick
But guess what she asked me, yo
She said Jay made you a millionaire and looked me in the eyes
Said cake, cake, cake got that from the pies
We made each other millions, that was my reply
But had a mill before I met him, baby, that ain’t no lie
See he named some Harlem cats and the homie from the Chi
But my thing, he ain’t name nobody from the Stuy
And I do it like Bed-Stuy, do or die.
But let’s talk about something else, you and I”
In a new interview with MTV, Cam talked about the verse, saying it wasn’t a diss, he was trying to let people know that he was a rich before he hooked up with Jay in 2001.
However, one of the interesting tidbits Cam revealed is that, to this day, all Diplomats’ music is banned from Jay’s 40/40 Club:
“It’s ridiculous. I got DJs who DJ in there, who are my people and you can’t play no Diplomat music in there. Will we irk you that much…That’s the thing that make me be like, ‘Wow.’ Because I don’t care, I like it, because if I had $500,000 million nothing can make me mad. But just for the simple fact that we get under your skin that much good because we’re that fly, we’re that flashy, and we just that type of people to get you upset. But I don’t have any problem with him, I think it’s cool, but c’mon.”
To be fair, there hasn’t been a true radio hit from a Diplomats member in a while.
Still, it’s an interesting theory Cam provides.