It would be a stretch to say that everyone is suddenly on Kanye West's side following his 2010 MTV Video Music Awards performance. Former Roc-a-Fella labelmates Cam'ron and Jim Jones responded to West's new track "Runaway" with a recording that takes shots at the Chicago superstar and Jay-Z.
"And Kanye, you a sucka n---a, dissed Dame so my attitude is f--- the n---a," Cam spits on "Toast," which was posted on Missinfo.tv on Wednesday. "Sucked off Jigga, how you gonna live with that/ Took the beat, now come get it back."
"You might take it the wrong way, that's what people do," Jones said. They gonna think we starting trouble, but we just viewing our opinions."
"To be honest, I just heard the record like a fan, like everybody else," Juelz told Flex. "I didn't even know they did the record. Me and Cam and Jim, we been speaking, but they must have did that when they were just together in the studio. That's what they do. I heard the record, I was on the Internet and thought, Wow. It shouldn't surprise people. Especially [with] Cam, he's always said how he felt about Jay-Z or Kanye. He's never been a person that's bitten his tongue."
In the past, Cam'ron and Jay-Z have traded barbs on wax. Cam appeared on J.R. Writer's "Bird Call," which featured former Roc-a-Fella co-CEO Dame Dash in the video. The pair have had differences since the Roc days when Dash attempted to appoint the Harlem MC into a VP position with the label, something that the Brooklyn lyricist disagreed with. (Dash also wanted to promote Beanie Sigel to VP, the idea being that both rappers, Beanie and Cam'ron, would oversee releases from their respective crews, State Property and Dipset.)
Cam'ron has also taken umbrage at Kanye's choosing Jay-Z over Dame Dash in the Roc split, since brash businessman Dash is the one who first took an interest in West as an artist.
MTV News' requests for comments by the parties involved were not returned as of press time.
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