Jim Jones and Cam'ron are still on bad terms. In a Friday (June 17) interview with Hot 97, Jones reveals that money is a main source of his rift with Killa Cam.

Jones says that at first, he thought the beef was a joke. However, he then explains how the differences between the longtime collaborators began to pile up. The Harlem rapper tells Ebro in the Morning, "For the most part, me and Cam always had a strange relationship. Not in the beginning -- in the beginning, we was like two peas in a bucket, fuck it. As time goes and you get money and you're that young with so much power and nobody over you telling you what you should be doing, how you should be moving, you tend to separate. Money makes you your own man, especially when you make a shitload of it."

The "Ballin" rapper also touches on a recent Cam'ron and Juelz Santana collaboration, titled "Oh Yeah," which originally featured a verse from Jones before Cam removed it. Jones tells Hot 97, "Somebody called me and was talking to me about the record and was like, 'Yo, you know he took your verse off that record?' Because I didn't hear the record -- I just thought it was a Juelz and Killa record, respect, that's Dipset all day. But then I was like, 'What? Somebody pull the record up, lemme hear what record this is.' And lo and behold, it was the record I had jumped on. So, you know, when y'all ask about Diplomat records, there are Diplomat records [in existence]. Somehow, I'm not making the cut."

Jones also says that Cam'ron is largely responsible for all the new Diplomats merchandise that has been popping up. He says, "I've learned that business is the most important thing in this game ... I don't even indulge in the Diplomat business. That's more of a Cam thing. When you see a Stance socks or that type of thing, those are moves that him and his team are making."

View the entire 30-minute interview, which also delves into Stack Bundles' situation along with a new album and a new TV show for Jones. Keep it locked for XXL for more news and music from Jim Jones.

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