Beanie Sigel Apologizes to Jay-Z


Tracey Ford | June 1, 2011 - 3:49 pm

After airing out Jay-Z and his former Roc-A-Fella cohorts for more than a year, Beanie Sigel has finally come to the realization that it’s time to call it quits. The Philly-bred rapper has publicly apologized for rants against Jay.

“What Mike Epps say? ‘Gangstas f— up too,’” Sigel told yesterday (May 31). “Whatever I felt this dude Jay did wrong to me, it can’t outweigh the one thing he did do for me – he gave me an opportunity. Dude gave me an opportunity. A lot of people don’t get opportunities. He gave me that. That outweighs everything. I need that in black and white. I got caught in the moment and put my feelings out there. I should have never done that.”

From the sounds of Sigel’s apology, the spitter is ready to call the one-sided feud off. Sigel sparked the beef when he released “What You Talkin About (I Ain’t Your Average Cat)” in 2009 and continued to air out his grievances with his former associates right up until his recent apology. Now that Sigel is putting it all to rest, he’s ready to move on and drop a Green Lantern-hosted mixtape, followed by a new album. Sigel explained to XXL that his new project won’t feature any of the Roc-a-fella diss tracks previously recorded.

“I was explaining the whole Roc-A-Fella s— and a lot of feelings were going to get hurt. I was airing s— out. Just the homies could listen to that when they come into the studio. I couldn’t put that out,” Sigel said of the old material. “It wouldn’t sit right with me.”