Jay-Z Speaks On Collapse Of Lil Wayne's Potential Roc-A-Fella Deal

Jay-Z says Lil Wayne's reference to Beyonce on "It's Good" was never "a real threat."

New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne may be at the top of Young Money’s musical empire, but at one time the I Am Not A Human Being II emcee was very close to signing with Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Records. Up until now the reason behind the deal never coming to fruition was not quite known, but during a recent interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, Jay-Z spoke on the signing that never came to be.

According to the Magna Carta Holy Grail rapper, the idea of Lil Wayne becoming a Roc-A-Fella Records signee started to become very bleak when a “torturous interference” letter was received shortly after Jay expressed his interest in Lil Wayne to Birdman.

“This is the first time I ever told this truth,” Jay-Z revealed. “The truth is after I had a meeting with Wayne—I had a relationship with Baby, when I used to go to New Orleans I would meet up with him…So, I felt it was only right to call him. I called him out of respect like ‘Yo, I was talking to Wayne. Just to let you know. Boom boom boom.’ So, after that I think we received a letter at our office for like torturous interference from a lawyer…And it all just went from there. I would rather lose that situation and do the right thing than the opposite. Cause I think I could have signed him. I could have signed him and then told him after. I did the right thing and I’m cool with that decision.”

Jay-Z continued to speak on Lil Wayne after being questioned about the rapper’s reference to his wife Beyonce on Tha Carter IV’s “It’s Good.” On the song Weezy raps, “Talkin' 'bout baby money, I got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, Get that 'how much you love your lady' money.”

The Brooklyn spitter didn’t seem too concerned with Wayne’s line, stating that he didn’t take the mention seriously or see it as “a threat.”

“It was aight. It’s part of the sport and the competition. I didn’t take it serious. I didn’t view it as a threat. I thought it was just a flip of a line that I said…I didn’t take it as a real threat. I took it as a flip of a line,” said Jay-Z.

Jay-Z’s interview with The Breakfast Club can be found below (via XXL Magazine).

RELATED: Jay-Z Releases Lyrics To "La Familia," Contains Lil Wayne Diss

124 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "where were the shooters when 40 glocc had birdman and wayne" That video didn't even show Wayne's face. Pure publicity stunt.

  • Hassan

    Hawthorne police killed an innocent dog and harassed a harmless man. Shot the dog four times. The best dedication song of the year. Bitch don't kill my dog watch?v=xiVoe_W94iA

  • Anonymous

    If Jay decided to really go in on him, that little gremlin's career would go up in smoke. The same Jay-Z that lost to Nas destroys that clown Wayne.

    • Anonymous

      Nas didn't win that battle, and Jay wouldn't beat Wayne simply because the streets prefer Wayne, not some old rich guy out of touch with what passes as hot.

  • YESSIR

    DRAKE STUCK IT IN MY BOTTOM NOW I'M QUEER, STUCK IT IN MY BOTTOM NOW MY WHOLE TEAMS FUCKING QUEERS

  • YEBO

    DRAKE STUCK IT IN MY BOTTOM NOW I'M QUEER, STUCK IT IN MY BOTTOM NOW MY WHOLE TEAMS FUCKING QUEER.

  • Dentaldamboy

    because i'm on an accountant I have to do gay shit like comment on random hiphop sites cause that's what real accountants do, not keep track of money. Birdman also has me sucking like five balls at once. I say five because lil wayne only has one testicle.

  • Milehighkid303

    Wish Jay would've responded and just bodied him, there is NO COMPETITION anymore in Hip Hop so many dudes are scared to go on wax and just "do it for the sport" or even throw a line out there to let the others now what is up. THIS is why I'm glad people like 50 Cent are still around, guy threw shots DIRECTLY at Wayne and all these cornballs and never retracted ONCE. With that said, gotta respect Hov though, he's just matured so much and kept the hustle going. Just wish there wasn't so much rampant fuckery allowed in the game nowadays. ONE!

  • Anonymous

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  • Drake runs rap

    fuck all you anonymous jay z cammel rider cunts go to the desert you virgin fucks and go fuck a camel. The fact is drake runs rap and drake will body this camel for stepping up against ymcmb. Drake runs rap just accept it and move on you Anonymous cunts

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  • Anonymous

    "Yeah, he got a squad of skateboarders that will come loiter outside Jay's mansion" Not skateboarders, J Snitch. What I'm referring to are real shooters with eye crust, and very poor judgement, waiting by the phone for someone to give them permission to empty a few hundred rounds into Jay's SUV.

    • Anonymous

      where were the shooters when 40 glocc had birdman and wayne shitting their pants scared to get out of their truck???? 40 glocc had them shook and he got beat down 1 handed by a male stripper

  • Anonymous

    "Hov also got Rihanna and we know about her achievements" Being Chris Brown's punching bag?

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  • YEBO

    people say that pac got raped in prison and had a boyfriend in drama school. google "2pac and Eskiah." 2pac was also used to strip and hump blow up dolls on stage yet yall have the nerve to call guys like game gay for allegedly being a male stripper and having a tongue ring. even though pac was a documented stripper and had a nose ring. 2pac also supported queen latfifah at a gay pride concert. if a rapper like wayne or kanye did that today you guys would be all over them for it and hate mongering. yet Pac is guilty of the same behavior. and victim of the same types of rumors. 2pac was also a documented ballerina. The point is you n*ggas live in glass houses and habitually throw stones at today's rappers for doing the EXACT same shit that pac and biggie did! Biggie rapped about raping jesus, fukin men in the ass, and sucking his girl's dad's dick yet you n*ggas say NOTHING! but let kanye where leather and he's a faggot!? You fuking hypocrites!

    • exposed

      lmfao @YEBO, you copied the whole thing off yahoo answers that was posted 9 months ago fucking idiot. check for yourself: http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20121007185631AANtxqB

    • ^^

      You and YEBO need to kill yourselves for the bullshit you said.

    • doped.king

      U r speaking the whole fuckin truth, but niggas think they are sort of gangsta or startin a revolution by hating on these new rappers........let the hate flow #bitchniggas.

    • Anonymous

      im not gonna waste my breath on you ya fucking troll get a life and a job you bum

  • Anonymous

    Tortious* interference.. c'mon people..

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI-KjVLS6Uk

  • Dentaldamboy

    You YMCMB haters are fucking idiots. Because I'm an accountant for Cash Money Records, I spend a lot of time with Birdman. What some of you may not know is Michael Jackson was planning on signing to YMCMB at the time of his death. He had even changed his stage name to Mic Jackin. He was planning on releasing 2 Major albums of hard hitting Trap shit, one a collaborative album with Lil Wayne titled Trap Kids. Since Michael's demise Cash Money records have actually teamed up with NASA and are creating a Global headquarters in Space and on the Moon. The reason for this is to create a new genre of hiphop called "Zero Gravity Rap". Lil Wayne was hospitalized because during his first zero gravity rap training session he rapped so hard he created a Blackhole that nearly engulfed him. The universe was not ready for his talent so it tried to take him, luckily all it got was his chain and a couple of Big Mac vouchers. All you haters are gonna be sorry soon YMCMB will be so big it will have its own gravitational pull meaning you will be drawn into it no matter what you do.

  • Kurtousy

    Jay responded with a line on Magna Carta Holy Grail. Track 15 - La Familia...... Niggas wanna kidnap wifey/ Good luck with that bruh/ You must gone hide yo whole family/ what you think we wearin all black for....

  • Level 32

    You cats is Young money groupies, Young Money only just got hot in the last few years, before that please tell me who their stars were...Go ahead...I'll wait...Right. Now, let's keep it Ben Frank, signing with Hov would have been a great move for a great emcee, by the time the proposal was made however, Wayne was already exposed and comfortable with being the head so it wasn't meant to be but had Hov got to Wayne before Carter 3 we'd be talking about how real Rocnation is...If we're being 100%

  • So Icy Boi!

    lmao lmao lamo... stop stop stop... Jay-Z is juss an 50 years old faggot who cant even fuck Beyonce without a strap-on or dildo. what iz diz nigga talkin about? Lil Wayne doesnt need diz old ass camel... Jay is mad dat Weezy outsold his shitty albums numerous times. nobody can sell 1 milli first week. nobody. Lil Wayne iz da King of Hip Hop. sit down old man. swag

    • -

      waynes a man kissing gremlin pop starlett that was in the boy band Hot Boyz (sounds like a gay bar) since he was like 13.. aint been nowhere near the streets since..

    • Anonymous

      Why are you worrying about another man's impotence or virility? Take that back you's a fucking fruit...

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  • YoungKelzCT

    this site sucks balls where is the hiphop dx

  • YMCMB OVA ERRYTHANGGGG

    Jay knows ymcmb got hard body niggas that will body this camel and send him back to the desert. this nigga can't fuck with ymcmb we outchea

  • sxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZUGpOjswDk

  • Anonymous

    gotta hole lot more respect out of hov after this,,, he handle the wanye beef straight up for once and actually acknowledge his talent... i hope they keep beefing, hopefully product more raw music

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45D55h0DGNo

  • JPipe

    this is old news.. Jay tried to get him back before carter 1

  • Anonymous

    "Hov already got J Cole. He ain't losing no sleep over Aubrey" Awww. You're getting all geeked up over Cole going gold.

  • Anonymous

    "I told everyone, Bleek & all, flood the music because 50 Cent is coming. 4 months later, 'In da Club' hits and it was over." Jay knows he had to duck out of rap for a minute and fake his retirement because he didn't wanna get Ja Ruled out of the industry in 50's prime!

    • Anonymous

      50 got tore up by Jada & Styles, Nas, GZA, and...... "Curtissss"-Cam'ron And I'll cue up the Crime Wave video and wonder why Pimpin Curly ain't on Adult Swim yet. Financial Freedom sounds good bending corners in the car right now. What life are you guys living?

    • iv54

      lol idk if jay retired because of him, but the hip hop world has never experienced a monster that 50 was in hid prime. he took the game over and shut everybody down

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H28uibSLdfg

  • Bobyahed2dis

    This article is bullshit, Jay wouldnt have the balls to sign a artists that's clearly more talented than him. Jay only signs artists that are c-list capable like Kanye West and Birdman signs a roster full of worldwide renowned a-list celebs and gangstas!!!

  • Anonymous

    Jay's afraid of Wayne. That's pretty obvious. All Jay can do is flaunt his money, but Wayne has real connects.

  • sxxx4

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  • sxxx4

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  • sxxx9

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  • Anonymous

    i like how he said back in the day they used to rap because they loved that shit but now a lot of these new cats cant rap and are only doing it for the money and fame when they have no business being on a microphone or stage!!

  • Anonymous

    wayne aint no boss ahHhaa

  • Anonymous

    wayne aint ready yo he radio he aint really ready

  • Anonymous

    wayne rubs his jay-z tat every time he goes in the booth tru story

  • dentaldamboy

    Birdman would have been making tacos if he lost wayne

  • Kutter

    It's called Tortious Interference, ignant-ass maw-fugga.

  • 77700099

    http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/e/ea/MTME1_Reflector_camera.jpg

  • Anonymous

    surpised jay-z mentioned wale in the rappers he think will be around in 10 years. I'm surprised he did not mention Meek Mill. Wale better lyrically but Meek Mill is more for the masses and street hits. Personally I don't think either if them will be around in ten years. Just a little surprised i think meek might have slight more buzz around him than wale. meek can't rap for shit tho. made the mistake of followin him on instagram. videos of nigga just yellin into a mic

    • Anonymous

      Cassidy follows Meek on Facebook.

    • Aizen The Arrogant

      LOL this groupie said he followed Meek on Instagram. You fail just for admitting that bullshit.

    • Anonymous

      he only mentioned wale cause he just had a number 1 album for a week and he is managed by roc nation although i think meek is too!

    • foreal

      i personally like Meek over Wale, but Wale has radio play and that is what you need to stay in the game and stay strong. It is a business and if Meek isnt bringing in dollars then he will be gone and the next rapper is up

    • Anonymous

      Skills last longer than a buzz, plain and simple. There's nothing long term about having a buzz, a buzz is just that then it goes away.

  • lol

    This site should title these articles "breakfast club interview with (artist)" Instead of making up these titles from things in the interview as an excuse to post it. You want to post their interview and use it as content for your site, we get it...Just be honest.

  • Mississippi

    It's TORTIOUS interference not TORTUROUS...Wayne had a contract that Jay was interfering in, that's all.

    • Anonymous

      Wayne was approaching "free agency", remember him talking about it on Dedication? Jay didn't sound as concerned as Birdman because Jay can carry his label in the booth alone, Birdman needed Wayne especially when all the other Hot Boys left the label.

  • Anonymous

    Birdman woulda been out the game if that had gone down.

    • Anonymous

      FACT: BIRDMAN PUT THE LABEL ON WAYNE'S BACK. WAYNE HELD IT DOWN. HONESTLY, I THOUGHT THEY WERE COMPLETELY DONE AFTER JUVIE LEFT.

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU

  • zxsss9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMKXheW_pZ4

  • Anonymous

    You can tell how bad Jayz wishes he signed Drake. He probably feels like an idiot for not doing that. Look at all the photos them two take together. Prob walkin round da apartment mumbling to Bey "damn wish i got dat nigga drake"

  • Anonymous

    birdman wasnt ready to give up his young little piece of ass so he had his lawyers send a letter saying waynes booty was property of birdman and birdman only

    • Anonymous

      lol 2 fags kiss eachother lol and say its like a father and son relationship TALK ABOUT BULLSHIT

  • Anonymous

    Good interview. Checkout thegrandreport, they have some cool entertainment news and videos on there too

  • dentaldamboy

    I was prevented from talking until Jay Z talks but now let me share my side of the story. It is true Wayne was considering leaving Cash money but the real reason why was because Juvenile and Mannie Fresh were trying to rape him in the ass. Wayne went up to birdman to try to get them out but, understandably, Birdman refused because of the concept of family. Wayne went to Jay Z because he was the only person offering him a deal (he's wack by the way). He went back with the deal and Birdman finally agreed to boot them out. When Wayne called Jay Z to let him know he was staying, Jay Z got mad and tried to rape him. Wayne got the fuck out. The next day, Jay Z received a letter from Wayne's lawyer that if he comes close to wayne, he would be arrested. Since then, Jay Z has not come close to selling a million opening weekend while Wayne hit a million with Tha Carter 3 and almost hit a million for Tha Carter 4.

  • Sarah

    Ok, Lil Wayne's music might not be that good, but still, it's funny!

  • Will The Real NYC rappers Stand Up

    So Jay-Z wanted to sign Lil "ugly" Wayne! This is an evidence that Jay-Z doesnt give a fuck about hiphop. Wayne is garbage. New York keeps on sucking dirty south dick to much! New York doesnt need those weak faggots from the south (with exception of a few)

    • Anonymous

      Listen to whole interview. Jay is a true businessman. And fuck Bobby DeNiro.

    • zerocool6687

      LOL, you still believe in Santa Claus too? While I agree the integrity of hip hop is all to often fucked with business is business. I fucking hate Wayne but the masses fell in love with his garbage and he became a cash cow. Jay-Z, who is obviously quite an astute businessman, seen this and tried to play another scratch ticket. That is life in the real world homie!

    • Anonymous

      lol, Wayne was in NYC rolling with Dipset when the Block Is Hot and Carter 2 were bubbling. Jay was gonna snatch him up, and Baby cock-blocked and gave Wayne YMCMB, Drake and Nicki. Where you been?

  • Anonymous

    THERE YA GO WAYNE DICK SUCKERS BABY WAS TOO SCARED TO LET HIS BOYFRIEND GO

    • realtalk

      how do you expect to be taken seriously as a writer and you put something like "torturous interference" in this piece? Does that even sound like it makes sense? TORTIOUS Interference. Educate yourself.

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