On the day it was announced that Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" would be his first #1 single, Beanie Sigel tried to make sure Hova wasn't in the mood to celebrate. Footage shot by DIYRyan appeared on 50 Cent's Web site, showing Beans in a home studio in New Jersey.
"You in the hall already/ On the wall already," Beans raps to his friends in the video. "You's a work of art/ Man, this boy's all pretty/ Type to not feed no workers/ 'Cause he grubbed already/ Noodle, I had the sauce/ We could've made spaghetti/ But I'mma shine on my own/ I'm a star already/ Lost the Best of Both Worlds/ He could've called R. Kelly."
The lyrics and flow were in the same cadence of Jay-Z's last verse of the Blueprint 3 track "Already Home."
On Saturday, Sig called into DJ Whoo Kid's Shade 45 satellite radio show show and said he was waiting for Jay-Z to respond to his anti-Jigga campaign.
"I hope so, for the sport," Beanie said of whether he thought Jay would throw lines back at him, thus igniting a full-fledged rhyme war. "I'm ready to stretch my legs. I'm ready to jump in the ring.
"I don't think there's much a person could say about me," Beanie added. "My gangster's never been on trial. At the end of the day, what can you say about a real n---a? I ain't never tell on nobody. I was never in an awkward position where I had to curb my manhood. ... Jay can rap. You can't take anything from Jay, but yo, I'm nice, cuz. I'm nice!"