Beanie Sigel on Jay-Z: ‘I Don’t Got Nothing to Apologize For’
Beanie Sigel wants it to be clear that he never actually apologized to Jay-Z. The Philadelphia rapper, and former Roc-A-Fella Records artist, refuted reports that he he was sorry for coming at Hov in a song during an interview with DJ Green Lantern and Boss Lady on Sirius XM’s Invasion Radio show.
“I never made a public apology,” the Broad Street Bully stated. “I talked to somebody from a magazine and they brought this issue up. You never hear me quote say apology. I wouldn’t… What I said was — to stop that interviewer from asking me those questions and everybody else that asked those questions — Beanie Sigel is more than what me and Jay [argued over]. It was something personal with me. It was just at the end of it, ‘Look dude I don’t want to talk about that no more.’ I’m off that.”
Beans was referring to XXLMag.com’s original report where he was was quoted as saying, “Gangstas f— up, too.” The Philly rapper felt that he was being baited by the interviewer into speaking ill of Jay-Z. However, the ‘Feel It In The Air’ rapper did confirm the original story’s assertion that he was grateful for the opportunity Jay-Z presented him, despite their not being on the best of terms now, to say the least.
“I said, ‘Well listen we talking about me, we ain’t talking about nobody else,'” B. Mack said. “Regardless, Jay, whatever he did that was wrong, the one thing that he did do that outweighed a lot of things that I thought that he didn’t do, or could of did, or should of did, was he gave me an opportunity. A lot of people don’t get them opportunities. That’s what I said. If people took that as me apologizing, I don’t got nothing to apologize for.”
Boss Lady then asked Sigel if he took the whole situation too emotionally. “Yeah, because I felt how I felt and I still feel how I feel,” concurred Sigel. “But, just letting it go for everyone else — hustler’s No. 1 rule is never lose your cool. I broke one of those hustler’s rules. Gangster’s f— up! But at the end of the day I still feel how the f— I feel.”
During the show, Green Lantern also relayed that he and Sigel are in the studio working on the follow up to their 2004 mixtape ‘Public Enemy #1.’
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