Jay Z has long been rapping about selling drugs. Now one of the Brooklyn, New York rapper’s self-proclaimed cocaine customers has come forward.
“Back in the late ‘80s, I went to this man on a few occasions, hand-to-hand,” STAR says regarding Jay Z on his Shot97 Radio show. “He had the good shit. Now his shit wasn’t as popping as the West Indians over in the 90s and in Flatbush. Them Shower Posse niggas must have had that shit shipped in from Columbia or some fuckin’ where.”
Given that he was a regular customer, STAR says that Jay Z also accommodated him on occasion.
“When my money wasn’t right,” STAR says, “he extended credit to a coke head in the wee hours.”
This type of business practice coincides with Jay Z’s lyrics about his drug dealing practices on “Izzo (H.O.V.A.).” On the song, which was included on his 2001 album, The Blueprint, Jay Z raps in the first verse, “Was herbin’ ‘em in the home of Terrapins / Got it dirt cheap for them / Plus if they they were short with cheese, I would work with them.”
Even though he’s coming forward with these stories more than 20 years after he says they took place, STAR says he wanted to silence the people who question whether or not he really knows Jay Z.
“You ain’t talking to some silly nigga who’s trying to play Jay Z out,” STAR says. “He no longer a drug dealer. I’m no longer a coke head.”
STAR’s video and Jay Z’s “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” are as follows: