Beanie Sigel was once a key a key member of Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella team. The Philadelphia rapper and his State Property family helped Hov build a dynasty. But when that dynasty crumbled so did his relationship Jay-Z.
Starting in October 2009, Beans began airing Hov out on a several diss tracks. He released "Kill A Jigga Man", "What You Talkin Bout (Average Cat)" and "I Go Off", but Jay never responded.
Today (May 31) Beanie issued an apology to the man he dissed so viciously.
“What Mike Epps say? ‘Gangstas f*ck up too,’” Sigel told XXLMag.com. “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.”
Whether or not his relationship with Jay can be fixed is anybody's guess, but the Broad Street Bully says it could have gotten worse. He told XXL he has an album's worth of disses going at Hov's head, but he won't release them now.
“I was explaining the whole Roc-A-Fella sh*t and a lot of feelings were going to get hurt,” he said. “I was airing sh*t 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.”
Next up for Beans is a mixtape and album with DJ Green Lantern.
What do you make of Beanie's apology? Do you think Jay-Z will ever forgive him and work with him again?
Beanie Sigel "I Go Off" ft 50 Cent
Beanie Sigel "What You Talkin Bout (Average Cat)"
Beanie Sigel "Kill A Jigga Man"