In the October issue of XXL Magazine, Jay-Z tells us how he feels about The Game…
XXL: Speaking of Jim Jones, he and cats like The Game stay throwing shots at you, referring to you as old and washed-up. But you’ve always thrived off that type of competition. So, currently in the most comfortable position of your career, how competitive are you?
Jay-Z: Not really that competitive, because the competition isn’t based on real competition. I mean, Game, I’m his f***in’ idol. If you ask him and he’s being truthfully honest with you…it’s just based off his insecurities and, for the most part, pretension. That type of competition doesn’t do anything for me. It’s almost like someone trying to set you up, and everyone knows they’re to set you up, and everybody. It’s just dumb. It’s not in the spirit of competition, because he’s not competition for me. He’s not. Not then, not ever–he’d have to improve considerably. Competition for me is Nas, Eminem. Like Jim Jones? That’s ridiculous to me. So how do I respond to that? I can’t win. If I win, then they’ll be like, “See. Now chill. You’re a f***in’ bully.” And if [Game] manages to throw a haymaker from the West Coast, then it’s like “Oooooh.” It’s not even fun.
I really don’t think anything else even needs to be said… except that The Blueprint 3 drops tomorrow, September 8. GET IT!