In an interview for Boomshots, Beenie Man opened up and shared some stories from his time in the game. He spoke on some issues with DJ Khaled, his time with Nicki Minaj, and his views on homosexuality. Read a couple excerpts below and check out the whole interview here.
The purpose of the statement and the real message is—the music is all about love and respect, for everybody who love and respect the music. You know? I burn apartheid system. I burn racism and all these things.
I cannot, I do not support a gay lifestyle, because it’s not wholesome to mines. But I don’t have the right fi tell a man say, “Your decision is wrong.” I don’t have the right fi tell a man say, “Who you love is the wrong person.” It’s not my right. None at all whatsoever.
On DJ Khaled:
I remember Khaled has been coming to soundclashes in Jamaica forever.
Remember, man. Arab Attack. [laughs] Arab attack.
He has to have some heart to come to Jamaica and talk that much smack as a foreign selector.
I’m telling you. The first time I saw Khaled we had a falling out. Cause at the time he was there with Sharon Burke. He was parring with Bounty Killer and thing and he tried to disrespect me pon stage.
He said something to you?
He try to. You know I don’t play them games.
No, not so much.
I make him know what is what.
You sorted it out.
Yeah, from that day I think that’s why we’re not that tight. Cause I think he’s a little bit afraid of me.
On Nicki Minaj:
Tell me about the collab with Nicki, even though you didn’t get to do the show together. I remember at Sumfest last year, you were checking her backstage at the tent. And when I interviewed her she was telling me how much she loved you when she was growing up in Queens.
She call me and everything and we went to the room and thing. And she was on her knee “I pray thee…” all that. You know how it goes.
She said that to you?
Yeah—“You’re my king, I’m not worthy to be in your face” and all that.
All of that?
And then she start to sing “Romie.”
Really? She had the lyrics down pat, huh?
Right down. She start from “Oh nah nah” too. As she get up she was “Oh nah nah nah nah nah nah…” And she start telling me how long she know me for, and how long she’s been following my career and everything. Cause the first time she went on the stage, it was a Beenie Man song she sing. “See the man dem gal yah yah.”