Was There Tension Between Jay-Z & Lil Wayne At The 2011 MTV VMAs?
Reportedly, you could feel the tension between Lil Wayne and Jay-Z at Sunday night’s 2011 MTV Video Music Awards show. The two hip-hop superstars are rumored to be in the middle of a beef that allegedly started over one of Jay’s lines in “H.A.M.” In the song, the Brooklyn native rhymes, “Really you got baby money,” which many speculate refers to Wayne and his mentor Bryan “Birdman” Williams. Wayne responded with the lyrics, “Talk about baby money, I got your baby money/kidnap your [bleep], get that how much you love your lady money,” on the track “It’s Good” from his just released album, Tha Carter IV.
Over the weekend, both of the music industry heavyweights were present at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the VMAs, and according to Page Six:
“…tension between Jay and Lil Wayne was palpable after both apparently dissed each other on their respective new albums. Spies at the VMAs noted that the two hip-hop titans never spoke to each other and were separated by security guards during the awards show. They also noted that Jay left right after wife Beyoncé’s performance, while West [Kanye] stayed to see Wayne’s performance.”
Despite the talk of a beef, a spokesperson for Wayne told Page Six:
“Wayne doesn’t have a beef [with] any artist. That’s not his character. All he concerns himself with is his own music and pleasing his own fans.”
We’re going to take Wayne’s rep’s word for it this time since this is a little on the silly side—even by hip-hop standards.