Jay Electronica Continues to Not Answer the Nas Ghostwriting Question [Video]

Last month, rumors circulated that Nas had used ghostwriters—namely Jay Electronica and stic.man of dead prez—when working on his 2008 album, Untitled. The talk sparked discussion, speculation, doubt, disappointment, and all sorts of other reactions.

At the time, both Jay Elec and stic took to their social media platforms, with neither outright denying their roles in the crafting of the album. “Nas is one of the Greatest Ever. never has and never will need a ghostwriter. that man’s pen and legacy is without question,” Jay wrote on Twitter in mid-August.

Over the weekend at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia, curated by his label boss Jay-Z, the New Orleans rapper, when asked by MTV, continued with his tip-toeing around a direct answer regarding his involvement in the process. “I said on my Twitter, you know, Nas is one of the gods, one of the greatest of all-time, one of the godfathers of even my own style,” he said. “I met Nas on a humble submission, you know what I mean. And Nas is one of the greatest ever. He never has or never will need a ghostwriter. He’s legendary. His pen game is unquestionable. And salute to Nas. And all the other bullshit is just bullshit.”

  • This will be deleted

    Sounds like he answered the question twice, y’all just fishing for stories. This will be deleted.

  • ReaderO

    To the nameless coward who posted this story: WTF? So XXL is cutting staff but somehow, you, the fucking idiot who posted this article are STILL employed? JAY ELECTRONICA JUST SAID NAS NEVER HAD GHOSTWRITERS. Kill yourself.

  • carmen

    you guys are dumb, read it again…jay said ‘a humble submission” thats the story and quite in question you idiots

  • http://www.facebook.com/dinamite.dvoyce Dinamite Dvoyce

    THIS IS WHATS WRONG 4 THE MEDIA….U DUMB FUKS AT XXL….FOR A WRITER TO SAY HIS PEN IS WITHOUT QUESTION WHAT THE FUCK U THINK THAT MEAN U SHOULDOF HAD THE FUCKING WRITERS NAME SO WE COULD TELL THE FUKBOY TO STOP STARTING PROBLEMS BECAUSE THATS HOW BIG AND PAC DIED MEDIA FUKBOYS ALWAYS TRYNA DO SOME SNAKE SHIT