Jay-Z Responds To Lil Mama’s VMAs Disruption — Admits He Was A Little Pissed

2009-09-14 - Jay-Z and Lil MamaWhile Kanye West was the one who grabbed most of the headlines for his disruption of Taylor Swift’s moment at the VMAs a week ago, Lil Mama also gained a little attention for her unplanned appearance onstage for Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ show-closing performance of “Empire State of Mind.”

Jay had yet to really address the incident, but did recently while speaking with Hot 97’s Angie Martinez.

The rapper says it was in bad taste, and would’ve never done something like that to another artist.

“Me personally, I would never do that. I would never have the nerve to do that,” Jay told Angie. “We worked for weeks … we went to rehearsals, we did run-throughs, and we worked really hard on the performance to put on a show for people. To interrupt that moment for us, I don’t think that was the right thing to do.

“I actually think its the equivalent to what Kanye did to Taylor Swift, but nobody really talked about that because I’m not little sweet girl from the middle of America,” he continued.

(Watch Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ performance at the VMAs here )

As he continued his response, Jay explained that a lot of hard work went into the preparation of the VMAs performance, and for someone to ruin it wasn’t right.

“I’m cool with her being excited and all that, I’m just saying that you have to understand people put in work to make that performance happen,” he said. “The planning of it … if you look at those screen, we had to go to Yankees stadium, shot that live. There was a lot of planning that went into that performance. The intro … to disrupt that was a little out of line.”

Was he pissed about it though? Yes.

“Yea, I was a little angry to be honest. But you know? What am I gonna do? Fight Lil Mama? Have a tussle with her?” Jay joked.

24 comments
  1. 1st!! come on Jay. She came out towards the end.Its not like she ruined the performance. The performance wasnt all that anyways!!!

  2. Joe you are a dumb ass…I’m not that big of a Jay-Z fan but that performance was unbelievable only to have the moment ruined by bow-wow in drag jumping on stage.

  3. Jay-z was right on what he says on lil mama crashing the party towards the end of performance.He work hard 2 make it right and Lil Mama came on stage to mess it up.So He deserves to be piss off for what happen

  4. joeblow is a bonafide idiot. That chick has sum balls 2 jump on stage like that. Especially when NOBODY knew who the fuck she was…she looked like his little alien sidekick

  5. I THINK HIS PERFORMANCE WAS MEDIOCRE. THE SONG WASN’T IMPRESSIVE. HE STILL RECEIVED THE NUMBER ONE ALBUM FOR TWO WEEKS. IT’S ALL BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR HIM.11 NUMBER 1 ALBUMS NONE OF THEM HAD ANYTHING TO SAY. PEOPLE APPRECIATE HIS BRAND MORE THAN THE MAN.AS LONG AS HE MAKES MONEY FOR OTHERS. HE WILL BE RELEVENT.

  6. i think it’s messed up for Jay to treat Lil Mama like that. I was at home excited and amped up. So can you imagine being there in the moment?
    And she wasn’t just any fan she does have a lil fame lol. And didn’t he just interrupt a performance with coldplay?

  7. lil momma is trash lookin 4 spotlight!!!
    im not gonna front though being from brooklyn that song does get me hype!!!!

  8. What a diss by lil ma. She is no where in the league with the two superstars. Just looking for a career boost. Her excuse was lame, I don’t buy it. Bet she has an CD coming out soon. Lump her in with Kanye West.

  9. @Sasha- Well if she has a lil fame then she should know better! Point blank she should have kept her ass off the stage no matter if you like Jay or not.

  10. every one that said he was wrong and wasnt that good need to suck a fat one

  11. What on earth was this ugly little crackhead munchkin doing jumping on stage with the Jiggaman?

    She should be in her dirty one bed flat smoking crack

  12. Lil mama was wrong for getting up there she should have got crunk from her seat. Im not from ny but it had me crunk. I think that they did a good job considering the awards show was boring anways

  13. all u ppl sayin mama was wrong is stupid cuz ukno if a sum1 was singin bout ur hometown,u wud b up dere doin ya thing,she sed she was inda moment,she hardcoreNY,does d@ make iht wrong2show pride in wea she came 4rm?j had no reason2b mad.LEAST he cuda done was make da best of da situation,ALL PERFORMERS KNO wen suntin goes wrong just make da BEST of it,take lil mama’s side j wont h8 u,trust,im pretty sure he dont evenkno ya’ll asses exist NEway, :)

  14. lil mama was wrong for doing that but you have to realize that she didn’t know what she was doing. she was “in the moment” and just having fun. She didn’t intend for it to be this way. All jay had to say was that he felt pissed about it and that he feels she was wrong. Lil mama owes him an apology but give her chance first

  15. Lil Mama had some nerve. How did that alien get on stage anyway. She looks like a ghetto crackhead little munchkin

  16. I think Jay-z handled it in a cool way. He really never brought up the issue until he was asked about it. He was asked about it and he spoke his piece! To crash another artist moment, is uncool and shows her lack of class, little Ghetto as munchkin. Ugly too! At least Kanye West had an excuse, the man was stoned off Hennessy. Dammmm, she looked like a little out of space alien or something!

  17. The crazy part is she is an entertainer…she knows exactly what she did…the real question is why, and where was the security?

  18. This was 7 years ago, I hope by now you died of illiteracy.

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