After almost 2 years of being at war with his past bff, Beanie Sigel has decided to make amends with Roc-a-fella executive and hip-hop mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter.
In a phone conversation with XXLMag.com, Beans explains why he’s had a change of hear recently:
“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.”
As you may recall, the former Roc-a-Fella artist had some major issue with Mr. Carter. So much he attacked Jigga and his right hand man, Memphis Bleek, on the severe “What You Talkin About (I Ain’t Your Average Cat)” track back in 2009 and continued to insult the two during nearly every show appearance and interview thereafter.
Sigel, a Philly native, told XXL that he “had an album’s worth of recorded material bashing the Roc, but decided to hold back”. He adds:
“I was explaining the whole Roc-A-Fella shit and a lot of feelings were going to get hurt,” Sigel 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, born Dwight Grant, is currently working on a mixtape and album with DJ Green Lantern.
Hmm. The reasoning sounds all good and dandy, but for some reason this apology doesn’t sit right. I guess I’ll let it ride – for now. Stay Tuned…