Cam'ron has responded to Jay Z's line on Drake's "Pound Cake," where the rapper says he made Cam'ron a millionaire.
"She said Jay made you a millionaire and looked me in the eyes," Cam'ron raps on "Come and Talk To Me" off his recently released mixtape, Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1. "Said cake, cake, cake, got that from the pies / We made each other millions, that was my reply / But had a mill before I met him, baby, that ain't no lie."
Cam'ron released two albums prior to signing with Jay Z's Roc-A-Fella Records. Released via Epic Records, Cam'ron's debut solo album, 1998's Confessions of Fire, was certified gold by the RIAA. Cam'ron's second album, S.D.E., was released in 2000. Given Cam'ron's likely income from album sales, merchandise, touring, endorsements and other revenue streams, it is probable that he generated at least $1 million before he signed with Jay Z's imprint.
On the aforementioned "Pound Cake," Jay Z says he made several other people millionaires.
"I done made more millionaires than the Lotto did," Jay Z raps on the song. "Dame [Dash] made millions / [Kareem] Biggs [Burke] made millions / [Kanye West] made millions, Just [Blaze] made millions / Lyor [Cohen] made millions / Cam made millions."
Cam'ron joined Jay Z's Roc-A-Fella in 2001. Cam'ron was named Vice President of the imprint in 2002, the year he also released his third solo album, the platinum-selling Come Home With Me.
After Jay Z and his Roc-A-Fella partners parted ways in 2004, Cam'ron made "You Got To Love It," a diss track aimed at Jay Z. On the song, Cam'ron chastised Jay Z's use of sandals, likened him to a camel and claimed Jay Z stole Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc-A-Wear clothing and Kanye West from Dame Dash.