Beanie Sigel Apologizes to Jay-Z [XXcLusive]
After more than a year-and-a-half of dissing Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel has something important to say: Sorry.
“What Mike Epps say? ‘Gangstas fuck up too,’” Sigel exclusively told XXLMag.com over the phone, while in his native Philadelphia today (May 31). “Whatever I felt this dude Jay did wrong to me, it can’t outweigh the one thing he did do for me – he gave me an opportunity. Dude gave me an opportunity. A lot of people don’t get opportunities. He gave me that. That outweighs everything. I need that in black and white. I got caught in the moment and put my feelings out there. I should have never done that.”
The Philly rhyme spitter dissed Hov and Memphis Bleek, his former friends and Roc-A-Fella cohorts, on the scathing “What You Talkin About (I Ain’t Your Average Cat)” back in 2009 and proceeded to insult the two during nearly every show appearance and interview thereafter.
Sigel, born Dwight Grant, even told XXL that he had an album’s worth of recorded material bashing the Roc, but decided to hold back.
“I was explaining the whole Roc-A-Fella shit and a lot of feelings were going to get hurt,” B. Sig said. “I was airing shit out. Just the homies could listen to that when they come into the studio. I couldn’t put that out. It wouldn’t sit right with me.”
Sigel added that he’s currently working on a mixtape and album with DJ Green Lantern.— Mark Lelinwalla