Lupe Fiasco recently claimed he wouldn't trade places with Jay-Z if he could. "I don't want to be Jay-Z and be worth $400 million and perform on every awards show," he said. "It's getting in touch with somebody who needs to improve their self-esteem. As opposed to driving a Bentley and putting some chains on." We don't believe you. Nah, just kidding, we do. That's just mad emo. [LupE.N.D.]

Capone-N-Noreaga stopped by Angela Yee's The Morning After radio show and talked about their new deal with Raekwon's label, "We took an oath, and we shook hands and pricked fingers. There was no money exchanged, there was no signatures, we just took a shot of tiger bone and said we in from here on out," intoned Capone. "When you dealing with reality, the reality is we trying to do this thing independently and we're not that smart... He won with Cuban Links 2 and he felt that the War Report 2 was right in the same... it was both Maybachs. Ours was just dusty." Still want to try some tiger bone. YH. [TeamYee]

The president of our democracy is a socialist, but that doesn't make him evil, says presidential hopeful New Gingrich. "By any standard of government control of the economy, he is a socialist," Gingrich said. "That doesn't mean he is evil. He just has dumb ideas." Alright, Newt. [AJC]