Yesterday, Beans appeared on MTV’s RapFix and spoke on his deal with 50 Cent, and what led him to start unleashing diss tracks at his former running mate Jay-Z.
Speaking on the agreement with 50, Beans said:
“When I first got out of jail, I had a meeting, a situation that was already lined up and set up where I could’ve had [a deal] over there. He[50 Cent] wanted to give me a label, a whole label deal … and a whole lot of money too.”
As Beans continued he spoke on his loyalty to Jay-Z, so he wanted to sit down with Jay and talk to him about the deal with 50 and see if Jay still wanted to work before the deal was finalized:
“Coming where I came out from, that situation with Roc-A-Fella, I was like, ‘Let me go holla at my man and see what he got for me before I jump over there.’ “
Beanie added that he was hoping that Hov would release him from his Def Jam contract in a move that would free him up to do business with 50, although not telling Jay the deal was with Fif:
“I told him I had to roll. ‘If you can’t make that situation happen for me, I gotta leave. I gotta go,’ ” he recalled telling Jay. “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.’ “
Jay-Z told Beans no, I cant sign off and let you out of your contract:
“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.”
Jay-Z making Beans sit for two years and not signing off on his Def Jam papers is what led to the former Roc-A-Fella soldier to start firing off rounds at his former boss.