Beanie Sigel Says He Should Never Have Dissed Jay-Z
Beanie Sigel is trying to get back into Jay-Z‘s good graces. After dissing Hova in multiple outlets and mediums (i.e. interviews, songs) for close to two years, Beanie Mack is apologizing for his harsh words.
The Philadelphia MC admitted the err of his ways to XXLMag.com. “What Mike Epps say? ‘Gangstas f— up too,” Sigel said. “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.”
Despite being heard on ‘Adrenaline’ from Philly hip-hop band the Roots‘ ‘Things Fall Apart’ album, Sigel’s career took off thanks to aligning with Roc-A-Fella Records on early cuts like Jay-Z’s ‘Reservoir Dogs.’ But after founders Jay-Z, Dame Dash and Biggs Burke went their separate ways, Beans came to feel slighted by certain members of the Roc family, particularly Hova and Memphis Bleek. Also, at one point the ‘The Truth’ rapper claimed Dash owed him $11 million.
But Beanie says not to expect any more vitriol coming from his side. “I was explaining the whole Roc-A-Fella s— and a lot of feelings were going to get hurt,” Sigel said of material he recorded dissing his old running mates that he no longer plans to release. “I was airing s— 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.”
Watch Beanie Sigel’s ‘The Truth’