In light of Cam’ron’s recent “Dipset is over” remarks, estranged member Juelz Santana has shared his response to the Diplomat leader’s choice words.
Despite Cam’s feelings on the Dip movement, Santana said he maintained his loyalty and helped the four-member crew reach success.
“I put a lot of bricks in that building,” Juelz stated in an interview. “So my work was more than put in, so even if you can say you brought me to the game, well guess what, I gave you everything for bringing me to the game. I helped build that Diplomat building to the top floor. When you think of Dipset I’ll always be in your brain. If Cam feels like for whatever reason he is too big to get over whatever happened, or he’s too stubborn or whatever the case may be, so be it. At the end of the day, I am comfortable. I can look in the mirror.” (All Hip Hop)
Earlier this week, Killa said spectators should give up on a Dipset reunion.
“When I shake somebody’s hand, [my Diplomat tattoo] is what you see,” Cam said in an interview. “Shake hands. The only thing that bothers me is when n*ggas be like, ‘Oh, so you can be down with Dipset? They gonna put you back down?’ How can you put somebody back down for something that they own? Keepin’ it a hundred, Dipset is Dipset but Dipset is over. They gotta get over it.” (World Star Hip Hop)
Cam previously addressed the fans and said getting back with his old crew was not possible.
“Look, I hear the deejays, I hear the fans, I hear everybody,” Cam said in an interview last spring. “I’m not doing a Diplomats album. I’m not rhyming with Jim or Juelz or nothing. I wish them all the best of luck. Accept it people. The people don’t wanna seem to accept it. I don’t have time to do that, it’s not happening, I’m not doing it.” (NowWutTV)
Juelz also talked with SOHH last summer and detailed his contributions to the Dipset legacy.
“I always respected Cam’s decisions,” Juelz explained. “As far as Dipset, Cam is the boss. He do what he want, but you know, just as much as I can say that, n*gga has to give me my credit too as much as, as far as I’ve built that whole building though. You architected it but I built the whole building. I put at least 85 percent together, the bricks were geared to Dipset, like I said, Cam was always Cam before anything, ya dig? So when it came to Dipset, I was an artist that put everything on the back and really went forward. But as far as Dipset expanding, Dipset is in my blood. So, it is what it is, I don’t know. How I feel about Dipset is how I always feel, with Cam, if that’s what he wants to do, expand it, then it is what it is. I don’t know them dudes over there to not like them — I don’t know them to say nothing about them. I respect all hustlers, anybody trying to get on in any type of way.” (SOHH)