O'Reilly vs. Jadakiss
Date: July 2004
Jada's "Why?" ("Why did Bush knock down the towers?…Why Halle have to let a white man pop her to get a Oscar?) throws O'Reilly into conniptions. Calling the record an "atrocity" and Jadakiss a "smear merchant," he pledges war against Vivendi, parent company of Jadakiss' label. "The laws need to be changed. Somebody defames a public figure, that somebody in the corporation behind the smear should be held liable."
Jada, to his credit, is nonplussed. "His writers and his back staff ain't got nothing better to do."
O'Reilly's Best Line: "There's no talking to these people. You got to hit them where it hurts — in the wallet."
Jadakiss' Best Line: "I would love to go on Bill O'Reilly's show.…I'd go on there with a suit, my specs on and I'll tear Bill O'Reilly's ass up."
WInner: Jadakiss. Calm under pressure.