See 10 Rappers’ Reactions to JAY-Z’s Money Phone Lyrics on “The Story of O.J.”
The title track had the BeyHive up in arms on social media after Jay seemingly admitted to cheating on their beloved Beyoncé with multiple women, while Judaism practitioners bashed him for an alleged anti-Semitic lyric about Jewish people's financial strategies—even Kim Kardashian had something to say after he called out her husband, Kanye West, on "Kill Jay Z." Out of all Jay's album quotables, however, there are some specific lines he delivered about hip-hop artists flaunting cash that has some people in the game coming for his jugular.
On "The Story of O.J." JAY-Z provides a slew of gems, but the lines that have fans and fellow rappers divided is, "Y'all on the ’Gram holdin' money to your ear/There's a disconnect, we don't call that money over here, yeah." With the money phone becoming a status symbol in hip-hop over the years, rappers who've taken it upon themselves to pose with cash to their ear took the line to heart. Even Duct Tape Entertainment CEO Big Blank Black had a few words for Jay regarding the bar via Instagram. “Fuck that shit JAY-Z talking ’bout," he says. "Where I’m from we show that shit.”
Since then, more than a few rap artists have shared their opinions on social media, giving their take on the lyrics—some for their own personal gain, others because they frankly could care less what the vet has to say. Either way, JAY-Z is keeping his head up, having just released the tour dates for 4:44 and three new bonus tracks, including one featuring a freestyle from his firstborn, Blue Ivy.
Take a look at what some of your favorite rappers have to say about JAY-Z's disdain for the money phone below.