With Tha Carter IV set to drop this Monday, August 29, leaks were all but inevitable. The latest track from the upcoming LP to hit the web features Drake and Jadakiss, and ready for this…Weezy takes quite the lyrical swing at his fellow Mr. Carter.
On “It’s Good”, Dwayne raps:
Talkin’ ’bout baby money, I got your baby money. Kidnap your b*tch, get that how much you love your lady money.
Those bars come in response to the dig Jay-Z supposedly aimed at Baby on Watch The Throne’s “H*A*M”:
Really, you got baby money? Keep it real with n*ggas, n*ggas ain’t got my lady money.
My first thought about this whole situation was “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!” Weezy and Hov are by far two of my favorite artists, so I’m not a fan of this beef. BUT on the other hand, hip hop hasn’t had a really good, legit battle in a minute, so this COULD be entertaining.
And when it comes down to it, for all we know, Jay-Z and Wayne could have formulated this whole thing to keep us talking. It’s not like they haven’t collaborated before (hell Wayne and Beyonce have even done a track together), so anything’s possible.
Wayne told VIBE Magazine that he’s not worried about the diss at all. When asked if he had any second thoughts about the track, his response was:
“I know there won’t be any repercussions behind what I did. I know for a fact music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear. I know that for a fact. So I can’t ever be upset about someone’s reaction.”
And honestly, that just may be crazy enough to believe. We live in the digital age of instant response, and we still have yet to hear anything from Jigga’s camp. This “beef” could simply fizzle out before it ever gets heated; but you never know, Sean Carter may drop a “Takeover” when we least expect it.
If you haven’t heard “It’s Good,” take a listen after the break.
Lil Wayne ft. Drake & Jadakiss – “It’s Good”