out on NY's annual Hot 97 Summer Jam concert yesterday (June 26), claiming that
the station officials would not let him perform his Jay-Z diss record, "Ether."
They support everything he does," Nas said on rival Power 105. "When
Nas, godson, disses him back, they team up with the evil. A whole evil empire
funded by a bunch of other evil empires, Def Jam is one of them - that's giving
[Hot 97] money to play all they artist records," Nas fumed.
Jay-Z called Nas and others out at last years
Hot 97 concert prior to Jay's multi-platinum Blueprint album dropping. Jay performed
his diss to Nas and Mobb Deep, "Take Over" and showed a picture of
Prodigy in a ballerina suit on 4 monitors from the stage. "I was told to
come there and save Angie Martinez's job, come there and help the ratings. But,
I'm here to let my hip-hop community people know that I was dissed this morning
by Hot 97 and told what I couldn't do on the show, which is really outrageous."
It really shows that the wrong people are in
power. This hip-hop thing comes from the streets. We need our freedom."