Former NBA Star Stephon Marbury To Jay Z: You’re Not An Advocate For Black People
Stephon Marbury To Jay Z: You’re Not An Advocate For Black People
Former New York Knicks star, Stephon Marbury recently gave back to New York healthcare workers, by planning to send 10 million N95 masks from China for hospital workers and other first responders handling the coronavirus pandemic and he does not feel like Jay Z is a true advocate for Black people.
The former NBA player, allegedly has had an issue with rapper Jay-Z ever since he released his 2003 track ‘La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)’ on ‘Blueprint 2.’
On the track, Jay Z rapped about Stephon Marbury being robbed of $150K in jewelry back in 2000. He says on the track:
“Don’t confuse me with Marbury, Run up on me at the light/ You could lose your life. “
Fast forward to the present day, Stephon Marbury is accusing Jay-Z of not really caring about the social issues he is fighting for. Stephon Marbury also says that the beef between him and Jay-Z actually began over a woman.
“We was in the club and she went off and we started dancing. We started dancing and it wasn’t nothing, it was just dancing. It’s New York. I’m from New York, she’s from New York and we started dancing. And come to find out after, she was like, ‘Yo! Do you know that homeboy [Jay-Z] was vexed and mad because you and I started dancing?’ And I was like, ‘For what?’ And I said, ‘That’s what we do.’ She was like: ‘Word.’ Homie got real mad because of that. So I guess he went and did whatever he did and made his little song.”
“I look at Jay-Z and I say, ‘Wow, here you are trying to be something that you’re not. You’re not an advocate for Black people, you sold drugs to Black people and you rapped about it and talked about it. How do you do that? Like, I’m trying to figure that part out. Like, you can’t make that right. This ain’t snitching, this ain’t telling on nobody, you told on yourself already. You already told people what it is that you do and how you do it and how you feel about what you’re doing. So, how are you rapping about something that you did? I’m confused. I dunno. But people ask me, ‘Why you always talking about Jay-Z? Why you always saying something about LeBron?’ — they’re two of the same. They’re together. They’re friends.”
“You sold drugs to people where you’re from Jay-Z in Brooklyn in Marcy [Projects], you got them on crack — whatever it is cocaine whatever it is that you were selling to them. Whatever you say you was ‘cooking up’, that’s what you did. So now, you got your people high, you sold drugs to people that was pregnant, now you created crack babies — these same babies that are going out killing grandparents… I’m confused. But that’s what it is. That’s what happened.”