If you thought Nas was the only rapper facing criticism for his hip-hop savior stance, then think again. MTV News reveals that Lil’ Wayne recently fired off some harsh words to erstwhile idol Jay-Z. In the new issue of Complex magazine, Weezy declares: "I’m better than him. I’m 24 years old. I’m 13 years deep with five albums and 10 million records sold."
Wayne (born Dwayne Carter) also suggests that Hov should have stuck to his retirement plans. "I don’t like what he’s saying about how he had to come back because hip-hop’s dead and we need him," said Wayne. "What the f*ck do you mean? If anything it’s reborn, so he’s probably having a problem with that. You left on a good note, and all of the artists were saying, ‘Yo, this is Jay’s house. He’s the best.’ Now he comes back and still thinks it’s his house. … It’s not your house anymore, and I’m better than you."
Jay-Z celebrated his 37th birthday yesterday (December 4th). The music video for his new single, "Lost One," also debuted on MTV the same day.