(AllHipHop News) And like that, it was over.
MC Hammer has declared that the beef between he and Jay-Z has now come to an abrupt ending.
As a responsible veteran of twenty something years of this [Hip-Hop]. I can't leave it out there with tensions, MC Hammer told AllHipHop.com exclusively. I am reading comments on both sides, it's not about that, I have seen all of that before. There is an opportunity to say at some point. We onto the next thing. You know, Jay took his shot and I answered. Now let's move on.
Hammer also told his nearly 2 million followers on Twitter that he was ready for peace.
7 Days is enough. I'm Accepting Jay Z at his "Word" and moving on. I made my point. #KingHammer, he tweeted. Jay-Z denied that he was dissing Hammer in recent interviews, stating he was only being lyrical on the Kanye West track "So Appalled."
Furthermore, Hammer told AllHipHop.com that other matters were commanding his attention, those in his native Oakland.. The recent case surrounding Oscar Grants murder and the controversial two-year sentencing of the officer that killed him was one matter. Of the case Hammer tweeted, "The Justice System failed again. Oscar Grant (RIP) was an unarmed victim slain by the court today." Even more recently, another unarmed man named Derrick Jones, 37, was shot and killed by police in Oakland.
Hammer recently sent out a picture of himself, Oscar Grants family and other members of the community (seen at the bottom of the article) after speaking out at an event.
Of the Jay-Z beef, while it is over, Hammer said that he simply wanted to make sure Hip-Hop was educated on who his is now, not only from the late 80s and a 90s.
I already know that this [beef] was going to go down like this. I know the Hip Hop audience. Aint nobody more aware than me, he concluded. Photo by Reginald James: Elaine Brown, Oscar Grant's uncle Bobby, Beatrice X, MC Hammer and Keith Muhammad