Date: February 2007
What happened? Backpedaling from his bold statement he made just two months prior, when Wayne was asked about it in XXL he said, “I wanna apologize to Jay and his family and friends, because I was asked that question and they put it in there like I was just feeling like, ‘Oh, you know what, nigga? I’m better than Jay!’ They came at me like, ‘So you say you’re the best. Can you say that you’re better than everybody? Would you say you’re better than Jay?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, nigga, I’m better than everybody!’ But I’d like to throw that apology out there ’cause of whatever trouble I caused, I ain’t want that to happen.”
Complex says: The catch here was Wanye wasn’t necessarily interested in clarifying how he felt, he just seemed worried about coming off disrespectful. There was nothing to suggest he didn’t really think he was better than Jay. And Wayne, please don’t act like you were misquoted. You know who said you know what about you know who but let’s just keep that between us and everyone who reads Complex.