Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Beanie Sigel has claimed that Jay-Z is the real reason why he never signed to 50 Cents G-Unit records.
Beans said Jay did not want to lose him while he was running Def Jam from 2004 to 2007.
“I told him I had to roll. ‘If you can’t make that situation happen for me, I gotta leave. I gotta go,’ ” Beans said. “I asked him to just let me go — from Def Jam, not from Roc-A-Fella — because he was the president of Def Jam. ‘I want to leave Def Jam, I’m out. You’re the president, you can push that button. Let me get my release papers.’ — I went to Jay like, ‘Let me get this [record deal] situation,’ and he was like, ‘I can’t let you go.’ He was like, ‘No.’ He was like, ‘Nah, let me see what I could do.’ That ‘see what I could do’ turned into another two years.”
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