It’s been known that Beanie Sigel has had some issues with former label mate/mentor Jay-Z. Now he is airing it out on his latest track, “What You Talkin Bout (I Ain’t Your Average Cat).”
Friday morning (October 30), Sigel called up Philadelphia radio station 100.3 and spoke with Charlamagne Tha God about how hard he used to ride for Jay and how Hov disappointed him.
“I backed all his plays without even asking him. Jadakiss is not no walk in no park. Nas is not no walk in no park. These are dudes that could have ended my career,” he said, referring to former Roc-A-Fella rhyme wars that have long since been buried.
Beanie got into the heart of his falling-out with Jay during his interview with Charlamagne, saying that he hasn’t spoken to Jay in more than two years.
“I’m not really dissing Jay,” Sigel explained. “It’s certain parts in there where my emotions. … It’s an emotional record for me. When I listened to The Blueprint 3, I heard a lot of shots directed towards people.
“I feel he gave out a lot of pairs of shoes on that album,” Beanie added. “I felt my feet was meant for a couple of them.”
Beanie specifically mentioned the line “I heated up the Roc already, why can’t y’all get hot already?” from “Already Home.”
“I understand Jay, you at a certain place in your career where everyone can’t go,” Sigel said. “You don’t need Beanie Sigel in the building with a pre-perception that ‘this crazy dude might do anything.’ … We taint his image, State Property and the place that he’s at.”
Sigel also told Charlamagne that neither Jay-Z nor Dame Dash were fair when it came to paying State Property during their time on Roc-A-Fella Records.
“I love the way 50 [Cent] did with his dawgs,” he said. “If you look at it, them dudes got more money and more bread than anybody in State Property ’cause 50 made sure of that. 50 went on tour and paid them, not [telling] them ‘it was a good look for them to be on the tour’ and things like that. True story, I’m sitting on house arrest and the Young Gunz call my phone ’cause Jay-Z is only paying them $1200 a show and they had to split it.”