During a recent appearance on Forbez DVD Live, YDB criticized Brooklyn rapper Jay Z for not teaching others about the Five-Percent Nation after Hov was pictured wearing a chain that boasted a jewel-encrusted pendant of the Five-Percent Nation’s Universal Flag during a radio interview with Power 105.1 last year.
YDB, son of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard, prefaced his remarks on Jay Z with brief talk about the Illuminati, a secret organization both Jay and Beyoncé have been rumored to be a part of for quite some time. He then stated that he has no problem with the rapper wearing the Universal Flag, but says Jay Z isn’t teaching anyone about the symbol or the organization it stems from.
“We the only people talking about Illuminati,” YDB said. “I don’t see no country artists biggin’ up Illuminati…You got people like Jay Z in the game. You know, doing other stuff to other artists. You know what I’m saying? I could burn a bridge right now, but I’m telling you the truth…If he spreads this, which we are all his messengers, I don’t see nothing wrong with it. But if he says anything bad about it—And he not teaching nobody right now. Him and Beyoncé—Beyoncé’s a beautiful woman, but they not teaching nobody shit. All I’m trying to say is we here and we only here to teach. I’m Elijah Muhammad’s student, he had a lot of children and I’m putting a lot of babies on this planet right now.”
YDB also addressed his relationship with Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Dame Dash. Months before ODB’s death, the rapper signed to Roc-A-Fella Records upon being released from prison in 2003. During an interview last year, YDB revealed that Dame is currently withholding material and rights to ODB’s music.
“Tell Dame Dash that I’m looking for him and I want those masters back right now,” YDB said, according to SOHH.com. “Why we gotta go through the courts when we could do this man-to-man. We need to build about it and let’s get this thing right. He got my father’s songs and I want them back.”
While speaking with Forbes DVD Live, YDB informed listeners that he has no issue with Dame, but is willing to “get aggressive” over what he feels he’s owed.
“And I don’t hate Dame Dash,” he said. “I just want the money from Dame Dash. But if shit get aggressive then shit get aggressive.”