In an interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, rap legend Jay-Z talked about a range of topics, including the new album, his Twitter Q&A, his catalog, what inspires him, Memphis Bleek, album reviews, the ‘Yeezus’ album, his past beef with Nas, the Samsung deal, Dame Dash, almost signing Lil Wayne, Roc Nation Sports, reuniting with Timbaland and much more.
On why he never signed Weezy, Jay-Z explained: “The truth is, this is the first time I’ve ever told this truth — I had a meeting with Wayne, I had a relationship with Baby, so, when I used to go to New Orleans, I would hang out with him, I felt it was only right to call him. I called him out of respect like, ‘Yo, I was talking to Wayne. I’m just letting you know, boom-boom-boom.’ So after that, I think we received a letter at our office for like torturous interference from a lawyer and I was like, ‘Whoa.’ It was like, ‘Whoa,’ and it all went from there. I would rather lose that situation and do the right thing than the opposite ’cause I think I could have signed him and then told them after. But I did the right thing and I’m cool with that decision.”
Imagine if Lil Wayne had gone to Roc-A-Fella! Woah!