Funkmaster Flex on Jay Z Beef: I’m Over It, If He Is

Funkmaster Flex on Jay Z Beef: I’m Over It, If He Is

Hot 97 DJ talks to GQ on trouble with Hov, and weight loss.

Published February 25, 2015

Funkmaster Flex is ready to end the beef with Jay Z so long as the Brooklyn rapper feels the same way. The Hot 97 DJ talked for the first time about the Hov discrepancy in a recent interview with GQ

Despite the on-air rant where he called Jay’s Life + Times “trash,” Flex said that he has “love” and “respect” for the Brooklyn-born mogul. But that doesn’t mean he’s exactly over his original issue. He claims Life & Times site jacked his idea for an app. 

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“When I got that email [from Jay Z's website, Life and Times], for some reason I felt like a lot of the other things that had happened were not water under the bridge,” he said. “And maybe you think I'm stupid or you think I'm a b**h. Either one I don't like.”

Flex continued, “I’ll be honest, I'm not sure if I care about his opinion and what he feels in this situation. I will play his records to the grave. 'Cause I'm a fan. It doesn't affect anything I do professionally. Just don't capitalize and talk to me in a text.”

That text from the Roc Nation leader (which Flex posted on Instagram) basically made things worse. The 47-year-old felt disrespected by the exchange, although he’s willing to drop the whole thing — with some restrictions. “I'm past it if he's past it,” said Flex. “But — and you can go to print with this — should he say anything about me in an interview, I'm going to fire off that night. The choice is really his. I'm going to come 150. He only felt 100. He'll feel 150. Any slick punch line, any slick interviews — we're gonna do what we do. We're gonna spar.”

Besides the feud with Jay, Flex explains how his mother’s death helped him get into shape and drop some pounds. 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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