Frenemies: Rappers Who Beefed Then Worked Together

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  • Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Cash Money
  • Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel
  • Jay-Z, Lil Wayne
  • Ludacris, T.I., Young Buck
  • Paul Wall, Chamillionaire
  • 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, DJ Kay Slay
  • Jay Z, Nas, Def Jam
  • Eminem, Royce da 5'9", D12
  • Royce da 5'9", Joe Budden, Slaughterhouse
  • Game, Joe Budden, G-Unit
  • Joe Budden, Saigon

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. 

(Photos from left: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup, Mark Davis/PictureGroup) 

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