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Jay Z Responds To DMX

Posted By on November 6, 2006

Months ago, DMX didn't have many flattering comments for former label-mate/friend/partner Jay-Z. As his album neared its release date, he began taking shots at Jigga. He even dissed Jay's clothing and sandals. Hov didn't take that so nicely. In the new issue of XXL, Hovito opened up and shot back at X with his side of the story.

"I know who I am. I don't have to pretend. That, to me is the problem with Hip-Hop – people are pretending. I don't have to put up a front or act a certian way all the time. I can smile, and I can have fun. I'm not gonna wear Nike Airs on a 200- foot yacht and it's 400 degrees outside. I'm not gonna do it. I don't care," he said in defense.

He didn't stop there.

"I'm not walking around the city, muthafucka. I'm not walking around in the city in jeans and flip-flops. I'm not doing that either. But I'm not gonna be in St.-Tropez … I had on the fuckin' white linen with the Purple Label pinstripe pants. I'm gonna dress according to the weather. I'm not gonna wear a long T-shirt down to my knees and walk around the beach. I'm not doing that. And if that means that I'm not Hip-Hop, then I'm not Hip-Hop. fuck it. I'm secure with who I am. I don't have nothing to prove. I'm a man first," he added.

Jay-Z's next project Kingdome Come will be released later this month.

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  • ursocalledgod

    sooooo he DID give hime 20 million..smh an advance is just like a loan and it came out of rock nations / jays pockets. he never said he gifted him anything.