Lil Wayne Reacts to Alleged Jay-Z Swipe [VIDEO]

Lil Wayne and Jay-Z’s beef may get thrown in the microwave and reheated. The New Orleans rap superstar finally spoke out about a line spit by Jay-Z on “H.A.M.”—the first track from Jigga’s collaborative album, Watch the Throne with Kanye West —that many speculated was aimed at Weezy.

In an interview with MTV News, the Young Money General said he may respond on wax to the alleged swipe, but he can’t lie about money he doesn’t have. ”Me and my wit, given my wit, I would probably play off of it,” Wayne explained of how he would go about addressing the barb. “But I wouldn’t make it a competition, because actually, the subject that he’s talking about in that line, I can’t box with the god. I’d be the first one to tell you that, given my wit, and the type of person that I am, I’d capitalize and I’d play off of it. Yeah, I definitely would.”

The line in question stems from Jay’s verse on the Lex Lugor produced cut, “H.A.M.” which dropped last January. “Niggas fantasize about the shit that I do daily/ Like these rappers rap about all the shit that I do daily,” he raps. “I’m like really, half a billi, nigga, really you got Baby money/ Keep it real with niggas, niggas ain’t got my lady money.”

In the meantime, Weezy is readying the release of his new video for “6 Foot 7 Foot,” the first single from his forthcoming album, Tha Carter IV.  The clip will premiere on MTV tomorrow night (March 3) at 7:54 p.m. EST.—Elan Mancini

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  • Cherrelle

    That’s actually my favorite line in the song. However, why is the media so quick to portray it as a diss towards Lil’ Wayne rather than letting it be what it is…lyrics (the words of a song). Am I the only one that think the line“I’m like really, half a billi, nigga, really you got Baby money/ Keep it real with niggas, niggas ain’t got my lady money,” is just Jay comparing others (in general) small money to him and Beyonce large amount? They were named Forbes Top-Earning Couple.

  • Don mcCaine


    you gotta know that’s how Jay throws his barbs, with a clever subliminal. Baby been throwing around he got Jigga long $ and challenged him (google is your friend). Even Tim Westwood (UK guy) has an interview w/Jay asking him about this, so in this incident it ain’t the media blowing it up, they’re following up on the topic.

    the smart thing is Wayne said he know he can’t match wallets, but he’s gonna make sure his rap is gonna fill his wallet…

    But I’m surprised the reaction Wayne threw out

  • @domdirtee

    ahaha…way to fix the typo…

  • RapMusic25

    Of course that line was a diss towards Wayne and Birdman,those two where on a radio show bragging about how they got more money then Jay Z,thats why Jay wrote that line.Plus,Jay Z always throws subliminal shots cause he`s to coward to mention names.

    • Biz Markie

      I remove your roof nigga let the sun shine in
      Thirty-eight waist, enough to put one nine in
      Really a thirty-six without the gun I’m thin
      but when the gat is tucked, I’m fat as fuck
      Ignorant bastard, I’m takin it back to day one
      No kids, but trust me I know how to raise a gun
      For niggaz that think I spend my days in the sun
      well here’s the shock of your life, the glock not the mic
      Homey I’m not into hype; trust me, I’m still street
      You still fuckin up then trust me I still creep
      Yeah I know the platinum chain be lookin real sweet
      but reach and I bury niggaz sixty feet deep
      S dot Carter turn rappers into martyrs
      Seperate fathers from they daughters, why bother
      I’m a crook like you, I took like you
      I disobeyed the law threw out the book like you
      How dare you look at Jigga like I’m shook like boo
      I keep the fifth with me nigga, come and get me..


      Yo, your summer’s bout to get hot
      Niggaz home from jail and they plottin
      Heard about the watch, the Bentley hard-top
      The Continental T, got em resentin me
      God I work hard, please don’t envy me
      I paid the cost to be the boss to floss this hard
      I can recall a year ago I almost lost this job
      All y’all remember is the part about me parkin the hog
      What about all them days I was walkin my dogs?
      Barkin at broads, but they never hollered back
      And if they did all they said was, “Where dem dollaz at?”
      Imagine, bein skinny growin up around broader cats
      The quiet assassin demeanor of them college cats
      until I got a gat and loudly start poppin back
      Round the way, niggaz called me Bobby Bouchete
      Now all I hear is whispers of what you gon’ do to Jay
      How y’all gon’ stick me up, take my jewels away
      Pull out your gat, car jack me take my cruise away
      Well I got news for y’all fools today, hey..

      I made it so, you could say Marcy and it was all good
      I ain’t crossover I brought the suburbs to the hood
      Made em relate to your struggle, told em bout your hustle
      Went on MTV with do-rags, I made them love you
      You know normally them people wouldn’t be fuckin witchu
      Til I made em understand why you do what you do
      I expected to hear, “Jay, if it wasn’t for you..”
      But instead, all I hear is buzzin in your crew
      How y’all scheamin, tryin to get accustomed to my moves
      So y’all could tape my mouth, stake out my house
      But I got pride I’m a nigga first
      I gotta cock back and pull the trigger first
      That’s how Jigga work
      The funny thing; I represent y’all everytime I spit a verse
      and that’s the shit that hurts
      But hey, I got my mind right, got my nine right here
      So when y’all feel that the time is right..

      Aiy yo yo, aiy yo yo
      It’s only fair that I warn ya, rap’s my new hustle
      I’m treatin it like the corner, fuck with me if you wanna
      My game change but my mindframe remains the same
      I gotta protect what’s mine
      Shit I started from nothin; zero, zip
      I made my way hustlin, I don’t owe niggaz shit
      I’m paranoid now, so I keep the gun gripped
      Cats I played skelly with? Niggaz done flipped
      I keep a banger in the ankle, one in the hip
      Two in the stash, one come up when I shift
      I keep one under the chair where I sit
      I even got a gun in the hair in the bun of my bitch
      Ask Big; everytime he’d come to my crib
      he’d find another gun that I hid
      I’m ready to make this one of the, hottest summer there is
      Everyday like a hundred-and-six.. shit..

  • Q461

    Hov stays with the slick lazy subliminals these days ” Tell you ordinary Joes to Budden up shit” Yawns.
    This line at Wayne and Baby was a bit stronger, but overall I think Weezy would give Jay a run if they actually battled. I got a feeling Wayne would eat alot of niggaz. He’s still hungry while Jay seems a bit complacent these days lyrically. Just my opinion.

  • El Tico Loco

    I would like too see a superstar rap battle, not on records I mean face to face, but that would open some gates that would infringe on their comfort, because with all the hits these cats have the best rappers you might know are right on your block or lunch period if you’re a youngin and they would kill to battle a rap superstar.

  • Daze

    Wow, i was able to understand every word that came out of weezys mouth…see what stayin of da syrup can do for you…hopefully it helps his rap too

  • Enlightened

    Co-sign Daze

    I was just about to say, I’m proud of this nigga. It’s an obvious difference seeing this nigga off drugs. It’s not just talk, you can see it. I’m happy for anybody that get a chance to kick a drug habit

  • corbin

    i thought he had a couple tear drops around his mouth as tattoos? did they cover them up or did he have em removed?


    The line was mos def a diss on the sly. Yeah, jay has done this for years. I doubt if he scurrd cause jayz has actually battled some hi profile rappers.

    as for jayz and wayne battling. Who has wayne battled?


    Yeah wayne has even admitted wayne don’t battle.

    as for his wit, i mean the boy got flow BUT i challenge you all to track his career. Check his flow with juve. Check his flow with gillie. Check his flow with the clipse, currency, drake. Now check his flow with Cory Gunz.

  • alderman j

    JAY Z is the KING of indirect disses!! He wants to keep this profile like he is ABOVE EVERYBODY!! He wont be direct, that would be an actual competition, and i dont think he wants that!! He just wants everybody to bow down to him! YALL KNOW WHAT IM SAYING IS TRUE!! oh and he didnt say he didnt want to battle, he said he isnt going to say he has more money than JAY, you have to comprehend what someone is saying and most of the people leaving comments either crazy as hell or have no idea what they just saw!!

  • KILA

    Wayne sounds like Kobe in an interview. I would like to see what he responds. Jay aint the only one who throws slick jabs in his bars. Remember Weezy bustin 50 upside the head on the track he did wit Pimp C (R.I.P.)?

    “Bitch I’ll Pour Syrup in yo Vitamin Water”

    Yea itd be nice to see if Jigga kan step to Weezy kause in my opinion Nas won their battle anyway.

    (back track get that 8-Mile soundtrack)

  • http://yahoo mark x

    jayz is just a pain in de ass

  • Toni

    Can someone tell me who crowned JayZ “the best hip-hop artist alive”. Jay acts like he is the top hip-hop artist in the game. Seriously… Jay only became relevant after Tupac past away. Before Tupacs death, Jay’s music was less then average. Now all of a sudden he is the biggest thing in the last decade. He constantly puts out the same type of music. Also please stop reminding us that you do not write your lyrics, we can all tell from listening to your music. Maybe if you did take some time to write your lyrics we would be able to listen to more then just 2 or 3 tracks from each of your albums. Here are five current hip-hop artist better then JayZ. Raekwon, Ghostface, Common, Busta Rhymes, Mos Def. 

  • ddx

    this kid wants to see his ass kicked by jay-z…
    remember that jay-z has battled DMX and Nas (the best rappers alive)… so who tha fuck is wayne for jay z ??…

  • Diamondice

    Wayne got alot of shit goin on bt why did kanye fuk up in an interview last year tokin shit about wayne.he even put jiga i mean wat tha fuk!i thot jigga nd wayne were cool bt nah that big headed mofuker claims b got mo shit.wait til baby do a drive by on her bitch ass.its al waynes fault coz he even said”the eyes wil always see this bt hope i dnt make em blind to folow fukin dark nd turn their baks to the greatest.” lil wayne,the game,50 cant,diddy,birdman,amber rose nd i gon fuk up kanye nd jay-z..FUCK JIGGA AND KANYE WEST.FUK EM MOFUKERS!AGHGH AM FUKIN PISD..