Seems like the verbal mud-slinging by former Roc-A-fella enforcer Beanie Sigel towards former Roc big homie Jay-Z has come to a cease fire. In a recent phone interview with XXL Magazine the Broad Street bully came clean and divulged both the “truth” and the “reason” behind his new found change of heart.
“What Mike Epps say? ‘Gangstas f–k up too,’ ” Sigel told XXL. “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.”
The South Philly MC’s scathing campaign against his former Roc comrade stems all the way back to late 2009 when Beans released back-to-back dis tracks in “Average Cat” and “I Go Off” featuring longtime Jay-Z menace Curtis “50-Cent” Jackson. Beanie Mack spent most of 2010 launching venomous bars towards Jay in numerous interviews and viral performance clips.
Although not much was heard from Sig for most of 2011, he resurfaced in April by way of a candid interview with Forbez DVD. In the clip, Beanie revisits the initial altercation which sparked his feud with Hov.
“The sh-t stem[med] from a situation from me that happened when Jay-Z’s bodyguard put his hands on me not in a manner that was harmful to me, but in a manner where he shouldn’t have touched me period,” Sigel explained to Forbez. “On a push in the back tip and I addressed Jay about it in front of his A-List company and I guess he ain’t like that too much. I think that was the opening of the 40/40 Club, after that I never saw Jay again. I never talked to him again. That couple months went by or whatever, I even tried to reach out to him. It got to the point where you had to get to four different people to talk to Jay.”
Now that Beanie has extended his former adversary an olive branch, what happens to the album worth of Roc disses in Sigel’s stash? “I was explaining the whole Roc-A-Fella s–t and a lot of feelings were going to get hurt,” said Beans. “I was airing s–t 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.”