After shocking the hip hop community with his thoughts on Def
Jam President Jay-Z in the
December/January issue of Complex, Lil
Wayne called Hot97 during DJ Absolut’s
show in attempt to clear his comments.
“I don’t like what
he’s saying about how he had to come back because Hip-Hop’s dead and we need
him. It’s not your house anymore, and I’m better than you,”
In response to the quote above, Wayne explained that he disliked the concept of Hov’s album, based on the fact that hip
hop is dead and he is here to save it.
“I think I speak for
everybody when I say it’s not dead as long as I’m still dropping albums,” Lil’ Wayne said on air.
Wayne continued, saying that some of the comments were in
direct result of the situation between himself and Roc-A-Fella this past year.
“I want people to just
look at it like that dude who came out of college that was supposed to get
drafted by the #1 team, which was Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam … They passed on me and
now I’m with a good team and a good coach and of course on every interview I’m
gonna cut down the team that didn’t pick me.”
Not only did Lil
Wayne stick to his guns, when he stated he was better than Jay-Z, he now claims that that
statement could’ve been directed to anyone.
“I’m better than
this game. … We could be having this conversation about any other person in
this game. It was who I was asked about at this time. Ya’ll trying to build a
case on me. But I tell you what. If you build a case against me and take me to
trial, I will beat it.”