J.I.D has recalled “tweaking out” when he met JAY-Z and the Roc Nation boss praising The Forever Story.
During an appearance on the Throwing Fits podcast, the Atlanta rapper told a story about the time he lost all composure when conversing with Hov, who was highly complimentary of his latest album.
“People that I’m a fan of, I don’t give a fuck, I’ma fan out,” J.I.D said. “I tweaked out when I met JAY-Z. He fucks with me, and I didn’t tweak out, I was just like, ‘Uh, uh.’ I was [gone off the D’USSE] too.
“‘Cause I met him a couple of years ago, we said ‘wassup,’ that was calm. But this time when I met him, Elliott Wilson introduced us again. He was like, ‘I remember, wassup?’ Then he hit me, he was like, ‘Congrats on the album, I really fuck with it.’
“In my mind I’m asking questions like, ‘Oh, you heard it? Oh, you know I’m on tour right now?’ and everything, and it came out as just, ‘Thank you.’ And then I got up outta there. Walked away and thought about everything I wanted to say to him, my whole life…”
He added: “It fucked me up. I had so much stuff I wanted to say.”
J.I.D then revealed what he would have said to JAY-Z if he had kept his cool.
“I probably would have asked him something specific and then just been like, ‘Yo, I quoted you like seven times on the album. You should probably sue me or say you fuck with me,'” he joked. “Not that many [times], but a handful of inspiration.”
When asked the hot-button question about whether he’d take a million dollars or have dinner with JAY-Z, the Dreamville signee had a clear answer.
“I’m thinking about, is it million dollars tax free?” J.I.D said. “What are the incentives with it? Is it just straight cash? Liquid? We taking that cash.”
He also revealed Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Adele are on his bucket list for collaborations.
J.I.D released The Forever Story on JAY-Z protégé J. Cole‘s Dreamville label in August, with features from Yasiin Bey, Lil Wayne, 21 Savage, Lil Durk, Baby Tate, EARTHGANG, Ari Lennox, Ravyn Lenae and others.