Gotti said he is close to bringing Nas to his Murder Inc. label,
to lend him support in his ongoing feud with Jay-Z. After a show at the Tweeter
Center in Boston. ''I told (Nas) it would've been much better thing if he'd
have been with us,'' Gotti told The Boston Globe. ''I believe in strength in
numbers. If (the New York station) had pulled that with us, I'd have pulled
Ja, Ashanti, Charli Baltimore, the whole family (off the stage).''
Gotti has been
interested in signing Nas for years. When Gotti was an A&R at Def Jam he
was responsible for bringing Jay-Z to the label. So is he trying to calm the
beef between the two arch enemies? ''I'll try my best (to calm the feud down),''
Gotti said. ''I don't want to start no beefs with nobody. I don't want nobody
to die. You know what happened with Biggie and Tupac.''
at Def Jam, Murder Inc.'s distributor, discounted the notion that Nas was coming
to Murder Inc, but Gotti said otherwise. ''It's 90 percent sure,'' Gotti said.
In related news,
Gotti recently told BET that he would reverse roles with Ja-Rule and become
a rapper on Ja's new label, MI2, which stands for Murder Inc 2."I love
being Ja's artist and I think the public is really going to like that because
he is my artist and I'm his artist," he said. "When I do my stuff,
it's going to be stupid. It's not going to be a situation where I am an artist,
the way Ja is an artist. It's going to be more like a Dre, more like a Puff."