Cam'ron's mature approach to his past feuds was on display when he shared the stage with JAY-Z. Killa continued to project this new outlook when addressing his beef with Nas during an upcoming episode of the Rap Radar Podcast that releases on Oct. 28.
Cam'ron expressed remorse for the things he and Dipset did during their battle with Nas. "I mean, at that particular time I probably didn't [think that]," Killa said when asked if he thinks he crossed the line. "There's some things that I found out about afterward that I probably wouldn't have said if I knew. Do I regret it? Yeah, because I didn't want to go that far. But, at that particular time in my mindset—and the n****s I was running around with, they didn't give a fuck."
Dipset's issue with Nas stems from the rapper's rant against Hot 97. Nas allegedly skipped the 2002 Summer Jam because he was told that he couldn't lynch a doll that resembled then-rival JAY-Z. This prompted Nas to do an interview Power 105.1 during which he berates almost every rapper that was hot at the moment—including Cam'ron. "I buy these people's albums and they not talking about nothing. From Cam to everybody," Nas said. "I like Cam. He's a good lyricist. But the album's wack."
Cam explained to Elliott Wilson and Brian "B. Dot" Miller that he's a fan of Nas, but that public diss forced him to fire back. He then stated that his respect for Nas' lyrical prowess led him to onslaught the rapper with diss tracks just to give his team a fighting chance. "At that particular era, it was like, 'Look, this is Nas. We can't just do one song because he could come back with another song and kind of kill everything," Cam said. "So let's just bombard the situation... That was the only way we felt that we could handle it because Nas was such a legend at that particular time."
Cam'ron's appearance on the podcast preludes the release of his project, Purple Haze 2. The sequel to the 2004 classic is set to drop on Dec. 16 and he gave fans a taste of what the album will sound like with the single, "Believe in Flee."