After easing up on his Jay-Z attacks the past few weeks, Cam'ron is preparing another major assault. Killa recently called on none other than comedy legend Jimmie "J.J." Walker to spoof Hova in the split "Lick It or Not"/ "Wet Wipes" clip, which was shot in New York last week. Think of the character as a J.J.-Z of sorts.
"I showed up, I was there for a couple shots and I was done," said Walker on Monday (March 6) via phone from his Las Vegas home. "They just called me up. I'm never hiding."
The Bronx native is best known for his classic role as "Kid Dy-no-mite" James "J.J." Evans Jr. on the '70s sitcom "Good Times." Walker hasn't appeared heavily on TV since the show ended in 1979, but he performs stand-up between 25 and 300 times a year and hosted the recent Body and Soul Tour featuring Guy, Bell Biv DeVoe, En Vogue and Keith Sweat. He's also going to be appearing on the hit TV series "Everybody Hates Chris."
Walker dressed in a gold Roc-A-Fella chain, buttoned shirt and blue New York Yankees hat for Cam's shoot, mimicking the hip-hop mogul Cam recently devoted a dis track and press conference to (see "Cam'ron Says Attack On 'Old Man' Jay-Z Wasn't Unprovoked"). In one scene Jimmie is even shown stepping out of a Maybach wearing sandals and jeans — a fashion no-no, according to Cam. Jay-Z's name is never spoken during the split video, but it's heavily implied that Walker is supposed to be him. Both songs appear on Cam's Killa Season, due May 9 (the movie of the same name comes out on DVD on April 25).
While Walker described the Diplomats as "nice" guys, he said he had no idea what the video was about.
"I don't really know, to tell you the honest-to-goodness truth," the 58-year-old said about the video's plot. "There was actually no script. You know me, I did a lot of improv. They said just follow the action and go for it. They rolled up the video and I did what I do. ... I did my thing and everyone seemed to be happy with it.
"Cam'ron took some girls from me [in the video]," Walker added, providing a little more insight. "I gave my look, my thing I do. There was a little upsetness. He had his posse with him. I didn't have a posse so his posse out-dueled my posse, but that's it."
According to Cam's camp, Cam and Walker have their first confrontation at a club filled with beautiful women in the "Lick It" segment. In "Wet Wipes" — which takes place primarily at a Waffle House after the club scenes — they engage each other again, with Killa taking Walker's chick.
Although Walker says he's a connoisseur of older music, he actually was up on Cam's "Oh Boy."
"Cam'rom seems to be an interesting cat," he said. "His crew was telling me, 'You gotta get up to date, man. The Stylistics, we all love them, but you know, time's up.' "