In the first part of his Rap Radar Podcast interview with Elliott Wilson and Brian “B. Dot” Miller, Hov further explained what he meant by his lyrics on the song “The Story of O.J.”
"I didn’t even tell people to stop using the money phone," he said. "I didn’t say that. I had to listen again like 'How is this being misinterpreted?' because I just said it ain’t money to us. It ain’t. That’s just an honest statement."
Jay then went on to detail what he meant in the line that got a lot of people’s attention. "Money to us, me and my three friends on the floor at Golden State, not because the seats are expensive but because that’s what we’re doing, you’ve never seen that," he said. "Or, building brands and pushing it forward. That can’t be the end all, that can’t be our goal, to get money and show it on the Internet. That can’t be our goal, that’s some corny s**t."
Future wasn’t really hearing it. He went to Twitter right after hearing the interview and offered up a response.
“Same money u get we gettin too…,” he tweeted. “As long as they print it we gone get it.FREEBANDZ.” It wasn’t exactly a scorching reply, but still, the Atlanta rapper made it clear that as long as he’s making money, it’s going to however he wants to use it.
Same money u get we gettin too...🤷🏽♂️— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) August 19, 2017
As long as they print it we gone get it.FREEBANDZ— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) August 19, 2017
The original line from “The Story of O.J.” off of Jay-Z’s new-ish 4:44 album reads, “Y'all holdin' money to your ear / There's a disconnect, we don't call that money over here."
The line beckoned responses from other rappers like Drake, Boosie Badazz and others, as well as Future.
Listen to Jay-Z’s full Tidal interview below.
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