In an interview on Angela Yee’s “Lip Service” show, G.O.O.D. Music emcee Big Sean gave his thoughts on Nas and Shyne’s recent disputes with Def Jam, weighing in on his experiences with L.A. Reid.
“Well, my experiences with L.A. Reid, I’ve had tons of meeting with him recently, and even in my meetings he said ‘Man I’m a guy that’s into hits man, pop,’ you know he says that,” Explained Sean.
“He’s straight up, ‘I’m into hits I’m into that money. I’m into these fucking hit songs.’ So no, I don’t think L.A. Reid understands Hip Hop in the same way that Nas understands it or Shyne or whoever or Kanye. He understands that muthafuckin money, he understands what a hit is, so you gotta respect him on that. He’s responsible for a lot of big acts. But honestly Def Jam does make a lot of mistakes and I’m signed to Def Jam and I appreciate everything they’ve done for me. I’m happy to be on Def Jam.”
Recently, Shyne revealed he was seeking to end his partnership with the storied label, while Nas wrote an angry letter to Def Jam, seeking a release for his project, Lost Tapes Vol. 2.