Jay-Z cleared up recent rumors that he has beef with Chris Brown and plotted against the singer to ensure he was not allowed to perform at this year's BET Awards. In a recent interview with radio personality Tim Westwood, Hov said that although he has no problem with Brown, but if he did he would address him face to face. "That's the silliest rumor I've ever heard," Jay said of the alleged debacle at the BET awards. "You don't comment on rumors. It's just so silly. Let me categorically deny that. That's not even my style.

"If I have a problem with Chris Brown, I have a problem with Chris Brown. I haven't said anything [about Brown] live or behind the scenes. I don't agree with what he did and that's it. That's the end of it. As far as not letting him perform on the BET [awards]? That's stupid. I wouldn't do that. That's not how I deal with my problems." The rumors of the alleged rift stemmed from Brown's assault on former girlfriend Rihanna, who Jay affectionately calls "little sister." Brown has since released a public apology for the incident.

Jay also took another shot at rapper The Game. When asked about his thoughts on the emcee he pretended not to understand that question. "I like the game," he said. "I've been changing the game forever." The 39-year-old went on to say that his freestyle during a live performance of his current single 'D.O.A.,' was not meant to dis Game. "Tell groupie to get over it!" He said laughing.

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