Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
In 2009, Jay-Z released The Blueprint 3 on his new record label, Roc Nation. The hip hop community was wondering how the old Roc-A-Fella roster felt about this. For the most part, they were all happy for Jay-Z and his new venture.
Beanie Sigel was supposed to be the next in line on the label through his State Property imprint. But, his refusal to tone down his lyrics led to him being overlooked. Still, Beans had only positive things to say about Jay-Z.
Only one month after Beanie Sigel praised Jay-Z, he released a diss record. Initially, he said this was not a free pass for others to go after Jay-Z. However, Beanie Sigel soon teamed up with 50 Cent to go after Jay-Z.
For the most part, the media sided with Jay-Z. It was not because of his popularity in comparion to Beans, but it was because Sigel did not make much sense. Looking back on it, Beanie Sigel realizes this too, so he decided to explain why he acted the way he did. Beanie Sigel said he dissed Jay-Z because he was shaken down by a bodyguard at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club. Because of this, he decided to go after Jay on record.