Jay-Z Brushes Off Lil Wayne Diss: ‘That’s Sport’

Jay-Z and Lil Wayne

With his first child on the way and the “Watch the Throne” tour set to launch later this month, the last thing on Jay-Z’s mind is beef. The hip-hop titan had little to say when asked what he thought about Lil Wayne’s subliminal shots on Tha Carter IV.

Weezy’s controversial verse appears on “It’s Good” featuring Jadakiss and Drake. “Talkin’ about baby money, I got your baby money, kidnap your bitch, get that how much you love your lady money/ I know you fake ni**a, press your brakes ni**a/ I’ll take you out, that’s a date, ni**a,” raps the Young Money MC.

The lyrics were in response to Jay’s verse on “H•A•M,” where he reportedly took shots at Birdman, spitting, “I’m like really, half a billi, ni**a really you got baby money/ Keep it real with ni**as, ni**as ain’t got my lady money.”

MTV News caught up with Hov at his carnival-themed benefit last week, where he reluctantly addressed the situation.

“That’s sport, that’s rap music,” said Jay. “Nothing is going to change but the participants. I don’t even see why that’s news.”

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72 Comments

  1. Nahjee

    Yea jay handle it like a man he don’t got time for little black boys who skate around and think they white and kiss men

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    Jaymalls Reply:

    @Nahjee, lol… Co-sign!
    Jay called wayne a “participant,” that shit is going to go over alot of nigga’s heads

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    Big.Deal Reply:

    @Jaymalls, Wayne just want a response so he can spark the “next big beef”, but he fail the realize he’s called Jay-Z the best rapper alive before. He kind of defeating his own purpose, he need to continue his auto-tune struggle life in his own arena.

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    StarsRblind Reply:

    @Big.Deal, All three of you are idiots. That’s not what he’s saying. He’s saying beef is a normal part of rap and he’s knows it’s nothing serious other than just another shot. They both actually like each other so before you hop on someones dick, know what they’re talking about.

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    MrUnhateable Reply:

    @Big.Deal, Really? Y’all read all that from that small ass quote? Sounds like jay z just said it’s the sport of rap to take jabs and it’s not beef. Y’all REACHING if you took anything more than that.

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    StarsRblind Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, Thank the fuck outta you for saying that because that is exactly what he’s saying. Plus everybody (or anybody) who listens to either of them would know they have alot of respect for each other as rappers.

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    Big.Deal Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, I was speaking on his beef attempt in general. If you gon reply to my comment, reply to MY comment. I don’t remember quoting Jay in my post, sir.

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    MrUnhateable Reply:

    @Big.Deal, Meant to respond to the clowns before you. Sorry. But on ur comment, how you figure Wayne want a response? He’s bigger than jay at this point and even said he knew jay wouldn’t respond.

    Chanelle Reply:

    @Jaymalls, U so lame ass wanin to create some excitement of jay for not sayin bearly nuthin geez watch sopies

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    MrUnhateable Reply:

    @Nahjee, So pharrel, lupe fiasco, odd future, and the other rappers that like to skate are trying to be white? And here i was thinking skating was for everyone since their are pro skaters of all races. Plus kissing baby is old news, that’s his daddy biological or not, he considers that man his father so get over it. Black people love the Italian mob culture but forget them dudes kiss each other on the mouth and cheeks!

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    Big.Deal Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, I wouldn’t say Weezy is bigger than J, he definitely has the popularity vote among the teeny boppers, but he’s not “bigger”. I do agree that liking skateboarding doesn’t make Lil Wayne a “wanna be white boy” though. That kind of thinking is stupid. -_-

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, Wayne will NEVER be bigger than Jay. Wayne & his entire crew are gimmick artists. Nikki is a recycled Lil’ Kim, Drake is lighter Ja Rule singing hits. They only sell the way they do because they appeal to the kids (young and old) that like their versions of hip hop. Jay is a BUSINESS man (rapper, author, owner (fashion, basketball& music), president, philanthropist, mentor, producer & most importantly husband & father to be. Jay has been around long enough & has seen youngins coming in … remember 50 cent when he first arrived on the scene. He & his crew were hot for a moment but it fizzled out. Ah Jay, heavy is the head that wears the crown.

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    bigdog23 Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, so you think wayne is a gimmick? really??? he has been a rapper since he was 11 are you serious and YM artist are that artist
    Nikki is nothing like lil kim you think wearing a wig makes them alike really??? and drake is not like Ja not really the dude can sing and rap, and what those been a businesses man has to do with rap he wears the crown of hip hop because he is a businesses man really??? bring a real argument you people hate just for fun

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    YUNG Will Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, wooooooh u fuckin buggin wayne is way betta den JayZ riii now, wen it comes to best rapper of all time it is eminem but wen it comes to best selling rapper its Jay Z bumb ass

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  2. LOlz

    @Hahjee wat r u talking about, people r making a big deal of this, but lets solve this once and 4 all and look at the verses and tracks
    Lil Wayne’s Diss>Jay z’s diss
    It’s Good>ham

    Done, jayz just thought he wouldn’t reply but jays to old and washed up to play ball

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    AmbeRussell Reply:

    @LOlz, n it took wayne 8 months to reply back and some shit he aint about. wayne aint never shoot no1 but his damn self, let alone gonna kid nap any1. and at the end of the day, jay z got more money than wayne. beyonce made 89 mill in 1 yr n wayne is worth 85 mill. just stating the facts, no opinions here.

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    stirr Reply:

    @LOlz, Ch…. I doubt Wayne even wrote that line. Wayne hasn’t been hot ever since GILLIE THE KID stopped writing for him… FACT. I guess he will have a hard time paying back birdman for all the album he bought of the wack a** Carter4 lmao.

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    StarsRblind Reply:

    @stirr, You don’t know what you’re talking about. No one has ever wrote an entire verse for Wayne. If anything he rapped and a writer helped censor or guide what he said, but at the end of the day it was Wayne’s verse. School is your friend, and logic and English are two classes I’m going to need you to take before you post something ignorant online. You really think that he would have someone writing all of his raps for any length of time? Someone who has been a successful rapper since he was 13 and enjoyed it? And Birdman didn’t buy a bunch of albums for numbers. How many could he have bought? 900,000 is about 500,000 more than other big rappers have gotten. So your saying Birdman spent somewhat over 4 million to give Lil Wayne an edge? Bridges were built so people like you could jump off of them, so do us all a favor…

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    iamjones Reply:

    @LOlz, wayne verse or should i say album sucked yea it did numbers but end of the day jay verse killed

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    WatchTheThrone Reply:

    @LOlz, haha so you’re gonna play your own opinions off as facts?
    i think all this arguing is retarded but not half as retarded as someone who takes their own opinion for fact and uses it to ‘settle it’ once and for all…

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @LOlz, Little Wayne’s version is gay as f*ck! That dude it talking about dates … please go back & study the art of beefing (i.e. Nas & Jay, LL & Cannabus, KRS 1 & everybody). He’s mad because he’s not a skilled business man like Jay … this dude signed a slave contract, he has to pay Baby to make an album.

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  3. Ice

    I assumed that the term “baby money” meant a smaller amount of money, like a baby. People are unsure of the context of line so why try and start controversy. Beef’s are played out.

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  4. Lisa

    I can see why it is news. You have to be either very confident in your own lyricism or just plain stupid to take shots at a veteran like Jay. But he is right, though. That’s the way the game is played. And he knows that Wayne is no competition to him.

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    MrUnhateable Reply:

    @Lisa, Wayne is no competition but currently runs the rap game and runs the hottest rap group? Delusional hater much?

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    Dre Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, He doesn’t run the rap game. His album sales is still nowhere near ems.

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    bigdog23 Reply:

    @Dre, if by ems u mean eminem he is a real gimmick he is white dude trying to be black and he sells the albums because of that its not about the race but more about the gimmick like the cats on boots be acts cute so he can kick but well eminem tries to act like something he is not to sell records and it works but he is no were near the best rapper talk.

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    Dre Reply:

    @bigdog23, really thats why he has destroyed both jay z (renegade) and lil wayne (drop the world, forever, no love) on songs. Don’t be ignorant.

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    Lisa Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, Wayne is about as mainstream as they come. It’s delusional to think that he runs the rap game. I never said a bad word about the dude, but he’s nowhere near Jay’s level lyrically. It’s just the truth. If they were to battle, Jay-Z would murder him. Being a popular artist does not necessarily qualify as being great at what you do. It just means that his lyrics are relatively simple and easy to understand. It takes some intelligence to understand Jay-Z and other great lyricists. If you think I’m a hater, you clearly don’t know anything about music. ‘Cause my comment was not a “Wayne is a loser, he should get lost and hang up the mic” type of comment. It was me stating the truth. Truth hurts. Stay dumb.

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  5. AmbeRussell

    as if he even gave a fuck about a 8 month too late of a reply from wayne. shit he had all that time to say some and he waited til his album was leaked to have a come back to what jay said in ham, a song that came out before i started my spring semester at school. smdh. wayne cant get mad that bey has more money than him. bey n jay been in the game when u made real money from album sales n been a-listers for almost just as long, so i never got the point of him dissin jay 8 mths later.

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  6. SNOOP BABY

    WEZZY BABY WAS JUST COMING BAC WITH SOME BACK UP

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  7. CE

    WELL IT LOOKS LIKE JAY IS A PU**Y CUZ YOU DIS WHEN YOU GET THIS BACK THAT WAT YOU COIMG WIT OH PLZ UR FAKE NIGGA

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    iamjones Reply:

    @CE, hows that ham came out months ago bout wayne girlfriend why diss now dummy

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  8. 2XCL

    Why would they take shots at each other anyways? I remember they did that song ‘swagga like us’ with T.I. and Kanye.

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    Fan Of A Fan Reply:

    @2XCL, i know right

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    UCHE THA KOKOMASTER Reply:

    @Fan Of A Fan, jay even had wayne on hello brooklyn 2.0 in his american gangster album back in 07

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @UCHE THA KOKOMASTER, Wayne even had Hov on Mr. Carter back in 08 .

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  9. hating is for suckas and getting money is for winners

    jay is da man and handled it like a man he is a veteran and legend in the rap game …….jayzmoney +beyoncemoney=grownfolks money..jay is a half billi..beyonce has$300million most likely more than that they got more money than cashmoney whole click..bey makes more money than all of them..so lilwayne needs to sit

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  10. YADIG

    THA CARTER IV>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ILLMATIC, READY TO DIE, REASONABLE DOUBT, THE DIARY, THE BLUEPRINT(STRAIGHT NAPTIME MUSIC), THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP, ME AGAINST THE WORLD, ALL EYEZ ON ME, REASONABLE DOUBT, PAID IN FULL, STILLMATIC…. THA CARTER IV IS AN INCREDIBLY FOCUSED AND VERY MASTERFUL PIECE OF WORK THAT TRANSCENDS HIP-HOP WITH IT’S INCREDIBLE WORDPLAY & STORYTELLING, ELABORATE PRODUCTION, CLEVER USE OF GUEST APPEARANCES, AND A MESSAGE THAT WE CAN ALL OVERCOME OBSTACLES (WAYNE’S JAIL TIME)… CARTER IV IS A MASTERPIECE… DEAL WITH IT HATERS…. MEN LIE WOMEN LIE NUMBERS DON’T (ISN’T THAT WHAT THAT OLD HEAD SAID??)
    JAY-Z SCARED!! HA!

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    Wayne Reply:

    @YADIG, dude, listen to tc3 and realize how bad it makes tc4 look c4 mediocre at best

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    KaramelKisses Reply:

    @YADIG, Sorry but C4 is nowhere in the atmostphere of Reasonable Doubt. Even lames like Game will tell that is a masterpiece. You’re right men & women lie (which explains your post) but numbers don’t but you also have to keep in mind that you kids think his music is good & it’s not. All he does is lay down punchlines over beats … he doesn’t rap about anything relevant.

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    bigdog23 Reply:

    @KaramelKisses, All wayne hatters got to say is that he’s audience is kids come on what do you expect they grew up with it, I grew up with biggie and pac but don’t I get my generation real rap died with them, this is what we got now jay z is not like them no one is this is hip hop and if you hate lil wayne but think eminem is a rapper you need to check yourself seriously

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    Missy Reply:

    @bigdog23, Your ignorance is hilarious. I don’t know if your just plain hating on eminem or just stupid. Em is one of the Goats according to many hip hop veterens, legends, I think they know a bit more about rap then you do. But then again you probably don’t know that much about it, as you are defending lil wayne like a stan. While he’s not close to eminem or Jayz at all, succes and talent wise.

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    Yeezy & HOV Reply:

    @YADIG, men are you not ashamed ? Carter IV it’s Bullshit !!!!

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    Drew Reply:

    @YADIG, Aight, Tha Carter IV ain’t touching any of those albums lyrically. And for Numbers don’t lie, C4 has sold 1,300,000 copies in 3 weeks. Marshall Mathers LP sold 1.73 Million copies in it’s 1st week. Numbers don’t lie, right?

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  11. mzbeautyqueen

    they both old and washed out WHO CARES! NEXT!

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  12. MrUnhateable

    Jay z basically said it’s hip hop! The jabs, dissing, all that of apart of the culture. Jay and Wayne friends. Jay know Wayne run the game like he did in his prime

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    jackswagger Reply:

    @MrUnhateable, exactly, jay knows wayne is at the top right now, but jay aint hating on wayne at all, he wanted wayne to succeed. and jay also wanted drake to succeed thats why they did shows together before drake first album, jay was kinda co-signing him in a way….personally im a fan of both jay & wayne since 96′Reasonable doubt and 99′ Tha block iz hot….

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  13. Kdnyc

    @yadig u must of listen some other shit cause the Carter 4 was more like nastrodomus. Carter 4 shouldnt even be mentioned in the same sentences of any of those game changing albums u mentioned. It crazy cause his number fan (drake) gave high praises to rick ross album and aint say shit about the carter 4 dum ass wayne fans are pure comedy im over and out

    Watch the throne>>> Carter 4

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  14. Steve

    Lmao Jay took shots at Wayne just because he’s thats Nigga and he can do that. But I liked Wayne’s response their little frenemy relationship is just something to keep Hip hop Live and not boring At the moment.

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  15. JHP

    Tha Carter IV was a very disappointing album, I don’t care if it sold more than Watch The Throne, cause WTT was way better. Songs like New Day & Murder To Excellence were talking about real topics that people can vibe with or relate to, all Wayne does is spit random punchlines over a beat, very few songs on that album made any sense or had a clear topic. Wayne appeals to an immature demographic impressed by his repetitive punchlines, which is also the demographic that buys the most albums. I do like some of Wayne’s songs, but I’ve became less of a fan with everything he started to do post-Carter III, like Rebirth and now Carter IV. Hov still has 12 number ones, and that consistency, that has kept him at the top for a decade and a half, lets see if Wayne’s still around in his 40s

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  16. TRA

    Lol at Yadig, Lil Wayne is a decent rapper, but he has never made an album better than Jay-Z. Jay-Z has four platinum selling, classic hip hop albums in Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, The Black Album, and the underrated American Gangster which got far better reviews from fans and critics than any Lil Wayne album you can name. Lil Wayne’s best two albums were Tha Carter 1 and Tha Carter II. All of Lil Wayne’s other albums have been disappointing, overrated,or flat out garbage. Anybody who thinks Tha Carter IV is better than Illmatic, or Reasonable Doubt is either a stupid, hardcore, biased Wayne fan, or doesn’t know a lot about hip hop. Even Jay-Z’s worst albums which are Kingdom Come, The Blueprint 2, The Blueprint 3, and Watch The Throne were far better than Tha Carter 3, and Tha Carter IV. Jay-Z is in his 40s still putting out platinum selling albums. Lil Wayne will have to survive two more decades and put out at least 3 classic albums before he can truly say he has surpass Jay-Z. Lil Wayne has been in the rap game for two decades and only has two good albums. Let’s see if Lil Wayne can make an album than The Blueprint, and then we can talk, Lol at Yadig.

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    bigdog23 Reply:

    @TRA, Really the carter III is way better that Jay Z’s last album its not even close the album leaked 2 weeks before it released and it still sold a million and then some the first week,Jay is a great hip hop artist but he will never be as good as some of you make him sound and if your hate wont let you see that the carter III save hip hop then no use saying more you are just a hater!

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  17. Alex!

    it is really just “sport” to say that he will kill his wife? anit those fighting words?

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    SHITEOUS ! Reply:

    @Alex!, He’s letting hime talk ! Wayne is as height as a leprechaun , Beyoncé’s Louboutins are higher than him !

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  19. TRA

    @bigdog23, I’m not hating on the fact that Lil Wayne is selling records, I think Lil Wayne is good, but I don’t think Lil Wayne has never made an album better than Jay-Z, but that is my opinion. You say that Tha Carter III saved hip hop, but I doubt anybody outside Lil Wayne’s fanbase is calling Tha Carter 3 a classic album. Even though Tha Carter III sold a million copies in its first week out, I still feel Jay-Z has made better albums. I believe Tha Carter 1 and Tha Carter II were far better than Tha Cater III, Rebirth, and Tha Carter IV. It’s not always about who sells the most records, but it is about the quality of music.

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    SHITEOUS ! Reply:

    @TRA, Preach it !!! Watch The Throne is shitting on The Carter I, II, III and IV !

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  20. TRA

    @bigdog23, Record sales don’t mean shit if your album gets bad reviews. Tha Carter IV got bad reviews from music critics left and right. The only people who love the album are Wayne hardcore fans. I give Wayne credit for selling a lot of records, and I think Wayne is ggod, but Jay-Z makes better music in my unbiased, humble opinion. I take quality over record sales anyday of the week.

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  21. lover

    How do you determine quality of music? Is it when u like it, it becomes good quality, when u don’t it become poor in quality..but facts don’t lie jay has never sold a millie, jay has more influence and respect in rap game but facts says lil wayne is better if u check sales.

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  22. bino

    Nika fuk u dnt say little blak boys young ass mathafuka before I beef up wit ur bitch ass

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  23. Stre3t Danc@

    I like their music, but when it comes to stuff like this.. Weezy Fail Baby is a non-factor.

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  24. SHITEOUS !

    Hey , first of all Jay is slaying all these nigg*s just like Beyoncé is slaying all these bitches! That baby is going to be powerful . And second everything Jay said in that verse was the truth he has half a billi , Birdman + Lil’Wayne have baby money compared to him , and they don’t have B’s money even put together so … who’s winning huhh ! 29 grammy & 800 millions dollard couple and still growing !

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  25. Josh256

    Wayne has been successful since 13, he has sold some Baby money- true!!! But he ain’t close to “Hard knock life”….we can still have the industry run without wayne’s voice…His diss verses are only DIRT OFF YOUR SHOULDER!!!

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  26. brainfood.com

    I keep hearin’ ya’ll say “the numbers don’t lie, right?

    If you don’t think the #’s lie check out the current belittled unemployment rate….that’s a big ass lie. It’s way more people hurtin than they portrayin…

    I know Jay said the numbers don’t lie, but I was ALWAYS told that “Figures lie, and liars figure.” Just take a look at all these “studies,” that are done on black people. Are you sayin the “numbers” in all those studies are true? Probably not.

    Baby, I know J is cool any erthing, but the truth of the matter is the final numbers depends on who counted them numbers to begin with. hell yeah numbers lie cause the people who counted them lie! They didn’t just count themselves! FOH (excuse me…)

    Ya’ll share that!

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  27. Redfoxxx

    People such venom!!! Is it necessary??? They both have their place in the game and the culture. However, HOVA da GOD aka JIGGA aka Iceberg Slim aka Lucky Lefty aka Young Hov aka S. Carter aka Jay-Z is the brand. He is the architect of the Blueprint. His DNA is in all these cats music which makes him their daddy!!! Jay’s been doing it for so long cats use his lines his mannerisms without even realizing it. Secretly they want to be him and wish they were him. He’s one of a kind and no one I mean no one will ever even come close just like Jordan. He’s bringing a team to Brooklyn for God’s sake.  He is designing the VIP suites, the uniforms, calling them the Brooklyn Nets. Hes bring jobs and economic development to his hood. Thats gangsta. What the hell has Wayne ever bought to his hometown or Baby. Jay has money power and respect. He is respected in the business world by Warren Buffett, President Obama asked him to kick off his relection campaign. The list goes on and on. Who has asked Wayne to do anything please. The business world wouldnt touch him with a 10′foot pole. Why? Jay is the brand he makes all his partners rich. He is the Jordan of this rap shit with Bill Russell rings (11) while Wayne is like LeBron, a great athlete but no rings… Win some championships first YMCMB then throw rocks at the Throne. Jay is bigger than hip hop bigger than rap. He has songs with Lenny Kravitz, Sade, Lincoln Park. Watch the Throne!!! Pay homage to the King!! Most Kingz get their heads cut off but Jay sleeps with one eye up as hustlers do. Respect his hustle. He’s getting money like athletes. Laughing all the way to the bank.

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  28. trina

    jay z throw a true shot at lil wayne wayne came back hard cause he was tight

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  29. Yeezy & HOV

    Jay-Z is the Best,Zeus,the God Mc,Jay-Hova…all the superlatives going well and he sticks to his character and his career,i don’t agreed cause wayne win lyricist of the year in #BETHipHopAwards WTF.Watch The Throne is art,Carter IV is just a product. Self Made,Dream Chaser,Cole World,Red album & more >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Carter IV

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  30. Yeezy & HOV

    Blueprint3 & WTT is better than Carter III & IV.lil wayne have only two good albums(cater I & carter II), the others are so bad that you feel that mixtapes not albums.

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  31. J

    Okay, Personally Jay-Z is my favorite. Lil Wayne is also a very good rapper. But their styles are different, they do different things. They’re both amazing artists in their own way. Bringing YM into this is pointless, Drake, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Kanye are all good rapper’s. I wish they would all make a record together and people would stop worrying about it, they sure aren’t. Also a side note, I would like to hear a Kanye/Wayne song and a Kanye/Drake song Jay/Wayne need a new one also.

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  32. f

    jay-z is jst a bitch he cn’t beat da best rapper alive i thnk h shuld jst get away be4 he get sm realy good assweeppin

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  33. Hashim

    J gat gd shit but weezy will skin da f**n jiga alive/dont 4get nas burried his dam ass alive! Weezy>hov

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