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Former NBA star Stephon Marbury is speaking out about his feud with JAY-Z‘ that goes back a few years.
Their beef allegedly began after the hip-hop star mentioned the athlete in lyrics to his 2003 classic, “La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again).” On the track, Jay raps about Marbury being robbed of $150K in jewelry in 2000. In a new interview with Heavy, Marbury addressed the diss while accusing Jay of making “crack babies” while selling drugs.
According to Marbury, his issues with Jay began over a woman.
“We was in the club and she went off and we started dancing. We started dancing and it wasn’t nothing, it was just dancing. It’s New York. I’m from New York, she’s from New York and we started dancing,” he said. “And come to find out after, she was like, ‘Yo! Do you know that homeboy [Jay-Z] was vexed and mad because you and I started dancing?’ And I was like, ‘For what?’ And I said, ‘That’s what we do.’ She was like: ‘Word.’ Homie got real mad because of that. So I guess he went and did whatever he did and made his little song.”
Stephon went on to say…. “I look at Jay-Z and I say, ‘Wow, here you are trying to be something that you’re not.’”
He added, “You’re not an advocate for Black people, you sold drugs to Black people and you rapped about it and talked about it. How do you do that? Like, I’m trying to figure that part out. Like, you can’t make that right. This ain’t snitching, this ain’t telling on nobody, you told on yourself already. You already told people what it is that you do and how you do it and how you feel about what you’re doing. So, how are you rapping about something that you did? I’m confused. I dunno. But people ask me, ‘Why you always talking about Jay-Z? Why you always saying something about LeBron?’ — they’re two of the same. They’re together. They’re friends.”
“You sold drugs to people where you’re from Jay-Z in Brooklyn in Marcy [Projects], you got them on crack — whatever it is cocaine whatever it is that you were selling to them,” Marbury continued. “Whatever you say you was ‘cooking up’, that’s what you did. So now, you got your people high, you sold drugs to people that was pregnant, now you created crack babies — these same babies that are going out killing grandparents… I’m confused. But that’s what it is. That’s what happened.”
Watch his interview below: