Jay-Z Beef? Rapper Freeway Shuts Down the Rumors
Is there really beef between Jay-Z and former protege Freeway? Well, that was the common sentiment around the blogosphere after a recent press conference in Philadelphia. Jay-Z, on hand to announce that he would be headlining a two-day “Made in America” art festival in the city, was on stage with Freeway, along with the mayor of Philadelphia and other corporate dignitaries.
But when it was time for a group photo opp, Jay-Z asked Freeway to step aside. The moment was admittedly awkward, and it allowed the bloodthirsty blog community to pounce.
“When I out about the whole festival, and Jay was going to be in Philly, I hit him…and he said ‘come down,’ and that’s what happened,” he shared.” “Before he went on stage, he tapped me like, ‘C’mon,’ and I went up there.”
Freeway explained why he wasn’t part of the photograph that Jay took with the Mayor of Philadelphia and several sponsors. “[W]hen it was time to take the picture, obviously I wasn’t dressed for the occasion. So I slid to the side.”
“People understand it, but nowadays with the internet, people wanna make jokes,” he continued. “The jokes and everything, when people was making a joke out of it towards me, it was like cool, it was funny to me too. But as far as people trying to put it on Jay … it wasn’t even like that. If you got two ounces of sense, you would know that you cannot be near Jay-Z if he don’t want you to be. I was on stage with the Mayor of Philadelphia and Jay-Z. If they didn’t want me there, there was no way I could’ve got up there.”
“That’s the big homie, man … I not going to come around somebody if they don’t want me around, because I will feel uncomfortable.”
Guess that solves that … moving right along; nothing to see here.