Fail Occurred: 12/2001

You know the story-in the midst of their beef, Jay-Z made a song called "Super Ugly" where he finally revealed that he had been giving Nas' baby's mother Carmen the business. Pretty crazy move, right? Well, the day after debuting the controversial track (and losing an impromptu listener's poll), Hov returned to Hot 97 with an unusual mission: to apologize. According to a bashful Jay, his mother, Gloria Carter, told lil' Shawn that crossing the no-women-and-children line was in "poor taste," compelling the 30-something rapper to say, "I'm sorry." The unprecedented move (there's no apologizing in rap!) gave legions of Nas Stans more than enough reason to claim victory on behalf of God's Son.