Written by Cyrus Langhorne sohh.com
Jay-Z has addressed recent disses from former Roc-A-Fella Records artist Beanie Sigel and said despite past rap beefs, Beans’ comments caught him off guard.
Speaking with radio personality Ed Lover, Hov explained his current stance on Beans.
“This rap music and the competitive by nature, nothing really surprises me anymore but I’ll honestly say, that was one that was like a shocker,” Hov said in an interview. “When you from a certain place, cut from a certain cloth, there’s certain things that’s just off limits. When you cross that line, we put you in a different box. That one was a little surprising. The competitive nature of rap music dictates that’s how it goes more times than it’s not…I think everybody run outta ideas, it’s all just marketing at this point. I don’t even think it’s competition anymore…” (“Ed Lover In The Morning”)
Sigel recently mocked Memphis Bleek’s relationship with Hovi.
“I mean to me right now, that’s Jay young boy, that’s his lil’ man,” Beanie said in an interview. “Me, honestly, I think Bleek is happy how things are right now. Because now he really gets to be Jay’s lil’ man and it’s evident, you can see it. It’s like he’s the last one who survived. He weathered the storm but the storm didn’t start with the breakup, the storm started when Beanie Sigel got signed to the Roc. He was coming of age when I came. [Laughs.] He’s still coming of age.” (2DopeBoyz)
Despite being a member of Sigel’s State Property, Omillio Sparks recently said Beans is at fault.
“I think it’s personal family business,” Sparks told DJ Vlad. “Even after all that was said and done, I think [Beans] went to jail, came back and signed a contract again. So if you were already feeling some type of way about what was going on, you should have just been on your joint like ‘All right I’m out,’ but he came back and re-signed, you brought that on yourself. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me, right? So you come back and something don’t go right, now you’re mad so I’ll just let them feud. It’s some personal beef, we’ll see the outcome of it later on.” (Vlad TV)
On “Average Cat,” Beans also warns Hov about exposing his habits to his wife, Beyonce.
“This ain’t a diss record, this a real record/How it feel to get exposed — I was the fly on the wall, I witnessed,” Beans raps. “I could say sh*t to make B look at you different/And my gangster was never on trial, I was, stood up tall, no snitch/But the rapper Shawn called the police on me/Because I was front row at the Blueprint 3/I just wanted to see him emcee/Reminisce when we were the R-O-C/But he called on the c-o-p’s/Not only that, he brought in the f-e-d’s/So that’s telling me, F-U Sig/So F you too and F Bleek three/Whether I rap or riddle out this motherf*cker — my name good in every hood.” (“Average Cat”)
Check out Beanie Sigel’s “Average Cat” diss track below: