Saigon Believes Jay Electronica Lost His Path Due to ‘Rich White Woman’
Saigon is a bit upset with Jay Electronica. In a newly released interview with VladTV, the New York MC speaks at length about the 'Exhibit C' rhymer in terms of the strong buzz he received after releasing that song and failing to capitalize off of it.
Saigon says a woman was behind Jay's lack of musical output, and without her interference, he could have been one of the biggest conscious rappers out.
"I know he wasn't ignorant but I don't know where Jay Electronica was gonna go because I don't think he put out enough music," said the "Yardfather."
"But if that was his path, I think yeah, Jay Electronica had a huge buzz. He had a huge buzz. Then his buzz got deterred somehow by a rich woman with a lot of money who supposedly took him off his path," he continued. "That's the story of a lot of people, because it was like everybody was anticipating him and then the next thing we know he's dealing with a rich white woman, and then we never hear from him again."
Of course, Saigon is talking about Jay Elec's girlfriend Kate Rothschild, who reportedly left her husband, Ben Goldsmith, for the rapper about two years ago. The couple set off a major scandal in the British press, which quickly leaked over to the States and became a big news story here as well.
In addition, Saigon said he has a lot of love for Jay, but he shot a few harsh words at Nicki Minaj. He respects the lovely lyricist, but thinks she shouldn't be associated with the Barbie brand since her lyrics aren't for children.
"Me and Jay's cool," Saigon explained. "I f--- with Jay Electronica. He's a f---ing gifted lyricist, and he had that energy that you need coming in as a new artist. I want to hear the music. I'm anticipating his album just like it was my own.
And as far as the Queen Barb. "I don't blame an artist like Nicki Minaj, but it just confuses me why a lot of her lyrics are x-rated, meanwhile, they market her with Barbie," Saigon added. "I got a 5-year-old daughter who loves Barbie. Then they use Barbie to market Nicki Minaj and Nicki Minaj is, not to bash, I don't even want to finish that because it looks like I'm bashing."
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