Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
For nearly two years, Beanie Sigel has been dissing Jay-Z, his former boss and mentor. During the late 1990s, Jay-Z and Damon Dash were building the Roc-A-Fella empire and Beanie Sigel was one of the integral members. In his time with the Roc, Beans ended up heading his own label.
At one point, many assumed Beanie Sigel would become the next big star at Roc-A-Fella Records, behind Jay-Z. It might have happened, had the dynasty not fallen apart in 2004. While Roc-A-Fella Records still remained active for three more years, Beanie Sigel's career never recovered.
Despite this, Beanie Sigel was very supportive of Jay-Z, until right after the release of The Blueprint 3. Upon hearing the album, Beanie Sigel took offense. A month after publicly defending Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel released a diss track. Soon, 50 Cent joined Beanie Sigel in his attack against Jay-Z, with Beans quickly being forgotten.
From time to time, Beanie Sigel returns to taunt Jay-Z. However, his disses are now long gone after the comments Sigel made last month. Beanie Sigel quoted Mike Epps, saying "gangstas fuck up too." He said the wrong Jay-Z did to him could not outweigh the good, because Jay-Z gave him an opportunity. Jay-Z once rapped about all the people he made millionaires, subliminally dissing Beanie Sigel. Sigel went on to say, his disses were not disses, he was just blowing off steam.
Now, he has come out to clarify his comments. Many hip hop outlets have assumed Beanie Sigel was offering an apology to Jay-Z, but that cannot be farther from the truth. Beanie Sigel said he was not offering a public apology because he never comes out to apologize. Instead, someone from a magazine asked him about the Roc-A-Fella situation. Sigel said he actually asked the interviewer to stop asking him those questions, but he did stand by his previous statement.