Oh, this is interesting.
During the interview, Memphis was asked how he felt about Jay Z/ Nas beef, and then he revealed an interesting detail, stating:
“I started that drama so what you mean how I feel about it? I felt like I got my big homie in some shit. It’s going down out here in these New York streets. Me and Nas actually never got into nothing. It was all that he say, she say shit so Nas did a freestyle on a [DJ Clue] tape I think that was and they called me, I think I was in the Bahamas, and they hit me and was like, ‘Nas getting at you on this joint and he played it for me over the phone. So niggas like, ‘Damn, Nas shitting on you?” So then I wrote ‘Mind Right’ and was like, ‘Cool, you getting at me, I’m a get at you. So then when ‘Mind Right’ dropped, it popped, it did what it did, Nas did another freestyle where he went at Jay, [Beanie Sigel], Freeway, everybody, so he basically opened the floodgate for himself. So once he did that Hov was like, ‘Don’t worry about it lil bro, I got you,’ and then he dropped ‘Takeover’ and here we go…Nas didn’t say shit, somebody lied, he didn’t say nothing about me. That was just me going off that gas, I led it and I let it fly baby.”
When asked about which beef record he believes is better, “Ether” or “Takeover,” Bleek says:
“Anybody that listens to facts would. I’m not going to say ‘Ether’ was a bad record, it was dope, but all that sh*t was just fake sh*t. Anybody that know, know Hov was that n*gga man… ‘Takeover’ was factual. N*ggas had pictures that implemented the lines they were saying.”
Welp, it’s #FactsOnly.
Earlier this year, Memphis Bleek revealed he thought Jay Z unintentionally hurt his rap career after his verse on Kanye West’s “Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix).” Keep the good stories coming Bleek.