Beanie Sigel wants it to be clear. Despite admitting that he was wrong recently, for dissing Jay-Z over a year-and-a-half ago, he says he never apologized for it.
In a recent interview on Sirius/XM’s “Invasion” radio show, hosted by DJ Green Lantern and Boss Lady, the Philly rapper refuted previous reports that he publicly apologized to Jay for the numerous diss songs and public jabs he threw his way in the past.
“I never made a public apology,” said Beanie. “I talked to somebody from a magazine and they brought this issue up. You never hear me quote say apology. I wouldn’t… What I said was — to stop that interviewer from asking me those questions and everybody else that asked those questions.
“Beanie Sigel is more than what me and Jay [argued over]. It was something personal with me. It was just at the end of it, ‘Look dude I don’t want to talk about that no more.’ I’m off that.”
Beanie was referring to an interview with XXLMag.com, in which he was quoted as saying, “Gangstas f*** up, too.”
In Sirius/XM interview, the rapper explained that he felt he was being baited by the interviewer into speaking bad about Jay, once again. However, Beans confirmed the original story that he was grateful for the opportunity Jay-Z gave him as a member of Roc-A-Fella Records.
They are still not on speaking terms, though.
“I said, ‘Well listen, we talking about me, we ain’t talking about nobody else,'” said Beanie. “Regardless, Jay, whatever he did that was wrong, the one thing that he did do that outweighed a lot of things that I thought that he didn’t do, or could of did, or should of did, was he gave me an opportunity. A lot of people don’t get them opportunities. That’s what I said. If people took that as me apologizing, I don’t got nothing to apologize for.
“Hustler’s #1 rule is never lose your cool. I broke one of those hustler’s rules. Gangster’s f*** up! But at the end of the day, I still feel how the f*** I feel.”
Aside from the situation with Jay, Sigel also revealed that he and Green Lantern are in the studio working on the follow up to their 2004 mixtape, Public Enemy #1.