Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Beanie Sigel has said Jay-Z recruited Nas for a forthcoming "Empire State of Mind" remix which takes verbal jabs at him and associate 50 Cent.
According to Beans, Jay has their entire rap battle mapped out.
"I'm nice at chess too," Sigel told radio personality DJ On & On. "They say he got a record supposed to come out, the remix to the New York sh*t, he's poppin' shots at me, poppin' shots at 50 but he pulled Nas on the record hoping that a n*gga will respond to it and come at Nas and Nas is gonna come right back, he ain't gonna hold no punches, he's gonna come right back. He should come right back but look at the moves. I see that. I'm not worried about Nas, I did that already. I did that already. In defense of him I did that already. I was there when dude was in the studio on the couch scratching his head under pressure." (Jump The Turn Style)
Sigel has recently been spotted with 50 at public venues including the rapper's MySpace Music Release concert last week.
"And that's just the beginning, wait 'til me and 50 dig in. [laughs] This sh*t start, this sh*t finish...Don't nobody want to see us walking down the dark alleys. You don't want to see that. You don't want to see that. You don't want to see that, [shakes head], ThisIs50.com. You definitely gonna see something with me and 50 in the future, definitely gonna keep putting my foot on n*ggas' necks." (This Is 50)
He also said his speculated signing to G-Unit Records has not yet been completed.
"I ain't on G-Unit yet," Beanie explained in an interview. "Nah. I feel free, I feel more tension right now, you know what I mean? I feel good. I'm just gonna go out and do my thing, you know what I mean? I'm here for support, I'm here to support, that's it...I really don't care what Jay's doing, like, it ain't about what he's doing, it's about what he had done. You can't just do anything you want, I'm the bully n*gga. I do whatever the f*ck I wanna do." (All Hip Hop)
Roc Nation's J. Cole recently said he would not become involved in Hov's battle by participating in inking a diss record.
"I don't know anything about that situation, to really have an opinion, so my opinion really don't [mean] nothing," Cole explained in an interview. "But I will say, like, from a fan standpoint, it's just a fan answer, you can really tell some pain in the words he's saying. I don't know any facts or details of what happened, like, that was before my era. It was a whole different time, a whole different culture I think of how they ran they business back then but you could just tell, it's coming from somewhere because you can hear the pain in his voice. You can hear real emotion. But I don't know details and specifics though. I don't know Beanie Sigel, I never met him. [Young] Chris is cool, Young Chris is real cool. I always run in to him, that's my man right there but I don't know Beanie Sigel...[Jay and Beans] are really street n*ggas, they come from a culture where it's like that's kinda how it is. I don't even think Jay's in that place [to beef] no more. He's far from that place and I'm d*mn sure not in that place, I went to school. Like, I understand it -- but that's not even my place [to make a diss record with Jay.]" (Hard Knock TV)