Its been more than a year-and-a-half since Beanie Sigel went on a verbal tirade against former boss and labelmate Jay-Z, in which he even teamed up with 50 Cent and was on the verge of signing with G-Unit Records.
However, since then, the Philly rapper has had some time to reflect on his actions … and is apologizing.
In a recent interview with XXLmag.com, Sigel admitted that Jay-Z helped him reach the status he attained in the early 2000s, and that alone, outweighs any wrong the hip-hop mogul has done to him since.
“What Mike Epps say? ‘Gangstas f*** up too,'” Sigel said. “Whatever I felt this dude Jay did wrong to me, it can’t outweigh the one thing he did do for me — he gave me an opportunity. Dude gave me an opportunity. A lot of people don’t get opportunities. He gave me that. That outweighs everything. I need that in black and white. I got caught in the moment and put my feelings out there. I should have never done that.”
Beans dissed Jay and many of his former Roc-A-Fella cohorts back in 2009, via a track dubbed “I Ain’t Your Average Cat)”, and followed by throwing shots in several interviews thereafter.
It went so far, the rapper even recorded an album’s worth of material bashing the Roc, but has decided to hold back.
“I was explaining the whole Roc-A-Fella sh** and a lot of feelings were going to get hurt,” he explained. “I was airing shit out. Just the homies could listen to that when they come into the studio. I couldn’t put that out. It wouldn’t sit right with me.”
Instead, Sigel is now working on a new mixtape with Green Lantern, which should drop in the coming months.