July 1, 2013


Jay-Z Fires Back at Lil Wayne in New Song "La Familia"

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Prince Williams/Getty Images

Proving once again the negligible difference between hip hop and professional wrestling, Jay-Z, the Hulk Hogan of hip hop, addressed Lil Wayne's two-year-old diss at him and Beyonce in new song "La Familia."

Presumably still simmering for two years over a song lyric and not in any way using this as promotion for his upcoming album Magna Carta Holy Grail Articles of Confederation Battle of Hastings, Jay-Z finally took offense at Wayne's 2011 Bey shot on "It's Good"

"Talkin ’bout Baby money? I got your baby money; Kidnap your b-tch, get that 'how much you love your lady' money; I know you fake n-gga, press your brakes n-gga; I’ll take you out, that’s a date n-gga."

In the new track, Jigga rhymes, "Wanna kidnap wifey/good luck with that bruh/you must gonna hide your whole family/What you think we wearing black for/Ready for that war."

The original pseudo-sorta-kinda-not-really beef stemmed from "H.A.M.," released in (what seems like) 1902, with Jay attacking Cash Money co-founder Baby. "I’m like really half a billi n-gga, really you got Baby money/Keep it real with n-ggas, n-ggas ain’t got my lady money," rhymes Jay.

So just to contextualize here: Lil Wayne released Tha Carter IV, the album featuring "It's Good," on August 29, 2011. The day before, Beyonce announced she was pregnant with noted hip hop fetus Blue Ivy. Blue is now walking and wearing a crown worth more than what you make for the year. Timely!

Here's the full "La Familia" lyrics:

via XXL
via XXL