1. Jay-Z's Mom Makes Him Apologize For "Superugly"
Date: December 2001
What Happened: In the midst of his epic battle with Nas, Jay dropped the song “Super Ugly” In the song Jay claimed to be smashing Nas's baby mother, whom he identified by name. Right after the tune premiered on Hot 97 in December of 2001, Jay-Z received a call from his mother letting him know, “That went too far.”
Jay returned to the station the day after and said, “I apologize. I felt like I didn't think about women's feelings or [Nas' former girlfriend's] feelings, or even my mom. It was really like, 'Let me meet your level of disrespect with this level of disrespect.'"
Complex Says: Jay and Biggie had a lot in common. They were both from Brooklyn, they were both incredible rappers, and apparently, they were both momma's boys.