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Jay-Z Calls Cam's Dis Track 'Trash' And A Cry For Attention

Cam'ron Attacks Jay-Z With Dis Track 'You Got It'

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MTV: So let's get to Cam. You said you're torn about whether or not to respond to his dis record, "You Got It."

Jay-Z: That sh-- is trash.

MTV: Nobody was really surprised that Cam dissed you. From the outside looking in, it looked like the two of you never really vibed. Has there been animosity between you two for some time?

Jay-Z: I don't really think about it like that. I never thought about it as a problem. It's like, "You don't know me, I don't know you." It didn't cross my mind. I wasn't stuntin' it like, "I got a problem with Cam." I just didn't think about it.

Jay-Z, Freeway, Cam'ron and Juelz Santana
MTV: One of his accusations is that you blocked him from an executive position at Roc-A-Fella years ago, after Dame offered it to him. Do you think that what's led to this?

Jay-Z: He also said he wasn't gonna take the job because he wanted such-and-such amount of money. I really don't think it was anything. He has an album and a movie coming out and he wanted some attention. You can't say it's because I put the kibosh on the [Roc-A-Fella] presidency and then say, "I wasn't going to take the presidency because they didn't offer this amount of money."

MTV: There was so much speculation about who you were going to dis when you announced the "I Declare War" concert last year. Were the Dips people you were going to go at?

Jay-Z: When I went into the "I Declare War" sh--, I was half joking, half making a statement. Maybe I would have some fun. I didn't really have anybody in mind. It wasn't something I was really sitting home thinking about, plotting and planning. Then, later, I was like, [bringing Nas out] — that's way more interesting than pulling out the Summer Jam screen. I did that already.

MTV: Cam kind of put Dame in the middle of this because, on the song, he says he's riding on you for what you allegedly did to Dame. Then in an interview with Hot 97, he said that Dame told him you were looking for photos of the Dips and information to use at the "I Declare War" concert.

Dame Dash and Cam'ron at Cam's press conference, 01.25.2006
Jay-Z: To be honest with you, that's the most surprising thing. That [Cam dis record] is bullsh--, but [the situation with Dame], that is like, wow. It's shocking.

MTV: So were you looking for dirt on the Dips?

Jay-Z: I don't know about that. Like I said, I'm still in shock about [Dame]. That's just crazy to me.

MTV: Have you and Dame talked about it? Do you plan on talking about it with him?

Jay-Z: Nah. Nah. I'm still in shock, to be honest with you.

MTV: Earlier you said you were torn, but a lot of people have been getting at you: Cam, Jim Jones, Prodigy from Mobb Deep. Are we going to hear a "Takeover 2," where you just address everybody?

Jay-Z: Sh--. I'm not in that space. But at the end of the day, I'm a man first — and before I'm a CEO, I'm a MC. It is what it is. At the end of the day, I'm too far advanced for these dudes. [He laughs.]


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