Beans airs out some personal issues and pent-up gripes with former boss Jay-Z over a grave beat and Mobb Deep “Hell On Earth” sample.
Jay-Z says he did his part when it came to supporting Beanie Sigel. Over the weekend, footage hit the Net of Jay at a press conference that reportedly took place on October 30 in Toronto.
A journalist asked Jay for his reaction to Beanie going public with some grievances against Jay in his new song, “What You Talkin’ About (Average Cat).” Beanie apparently feels his material wasn’t promoted as heavily by the Roc boss as it could have been.
This what Jigga had to say
“He has a lot to complain about, not me,” Jay started out in a jovial manner. Then he got a little more serious.
Well, Beanie Sigel, at the time — and you can look it up if you like, just to be honest — was driving two Bentleys. I don’t know how; it’s impossible to drive two cars at one time. With his momma in the sticks and selling 800,000 records, I don’t know what more you can do for somebody. What people choose to do when they attain of success … at some point you have to look in the mirror, and look at yourself. Beanie Sigel had a record deal, a record label, and a clothing line — and never went platinum, ever. I don’t know in the history of rap has anyone done so much with so little. I don’t even know what more can you do for a person at that point. A record deal, that’s normal. A record label and a clothing line? If that’s not pushing a person, sh– …
This is the audio interview when 50 Cent appeared on Philadelphia’s Power 99 radio station with Beanie Sigel Tuesday (November 3) and made the announcement.
“Beans is coming to G-Unit,”. 50 says ”
Beanie says those statements are false. He claims that Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke placed the down payments for both vehicles as a birthday gift, his only obligation being a monthly car note of just $5,100.
“It’s not like I had all this wealth and I bought… like you helped me obtain all this wealth and gave me me these two Bentleys,” Sigel explained. “They just gave away monthly plans. The issue with the Bentleys, you shot yourself in the foot with that.
“You didn’t give me a record label. It only cost a couple hundred to search the name, State Property Records. I think I paid another couple hundred dollars and I patented the LLC company. My record label only cost me $700 … maybe $750. I did that on my own. You didn’t give me that,” he continued.
In fact, Beanie Sigel says the Roc-A-Fella heads didn’t give him much. He did admit that the State Property Clothing line was given to him like Jay stated. However, the deal was in Jay-Z’s favor and not his. In the end, the profits were taken from him anyway.
He [Jay] is a crumb, and I will put my foot on his neck until he responds[on a record]”