Hot 97 radio personality Funkmaster Flex is accusing Jay Z’s Life + Times website of stealing. The outspoken DJ unleashed a 10-minute plus rant on Thursday night (January 15) alleging that the website stole the blueprint of his digital app under the guise of an interview. He also took shots at Jay, even threatening to “ruin” the hip hop mogul.
A recent interview request from a writer at Life + Times apparently set this explosive moment in motion. ”The site is trash, a bunch of dumb big pictures and no numbers. Y'all can't move with me in this digital space," said Flex.
He posted a screenshot of an email from the website requesting to speak to him about his role in the recent Dipset reunion. A staunch supporter of the Harlem collective, Flex rejected the interview request and revealed his theory that Jay’s team jacked his app idea back in 2013 to create the Magna Carta Holy Grail app.
“I get an email today, from Life and Times website — your website is trash, by the way,” Flex said while dropping his customary bombs. “Doing no numbers. Zero. And maybe if y'all copied everything from me that y'all needed from that app? That app would still exist today. But it don’t.”
Flex also confirmed the longstanding rumor that he wasn’t allowed to play Dipset music at any of his gigs at Jay’s 40/40 club.
“I'mma tell you something about that 40/40 in Atlantic City. There was a security guard that came up to me and told me to change the record, and because of Desiré and my respect, I changed it. We was gonna wear you out in that club that night,” said Flex during the rant.
Listen to the full bomb-laden recording here.
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