Frenemies: Rappers Who Beefed Then Worked Together
Jay Z and Lil Wayne
Jay Z and Lil Wayne have a lengthy history of on-again, off-again subliminal beefing, starting when Weezy began his rapid ascent with his mid-2000s mixtape takeover. He was making claims to be "the best rapper alive," a title long-self-annointed by Jay Z. The two heavyweights ultimately got on a few joints together — songs like "Hello Brooklyn" and "Mr. Carter" — but the subtle jabs have yet to fully subside.
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