Jay-Z Responds to Faizon Love Saying That He Faked Drug Dealing Lifestyle on "Neck & Wrist"
More than a year after Faizon Love called him out for supposedly faking his drug dealing past, Jay-Z responded to the comedian on Pusha-T’s “Neck & Wrist.”
Hov opens his verse, “The phase I’m on, love, I wouldn’t believe it either/I’d be like, ‘Jay-Z’s a cheater,’ I wouldn’t listen to reason either/All I know is he’s a felon, how is he selling.”
During an interview on the Hip-Hop Uncensored podcast in 2020, Love blasted Jay-Z for being a “puppet,” claiming the hip-hop mogul embellished his illicit past.
“I like Jay-Z,” Love said. “I like him as a guy and the whole thing he created about this fake dope dealing. That’s when I stopped liking him. This n***a ain’t sold no cocaine in his life—I don’t think he’s ever won a fight.”
In a subsequent interview with VladTV, Love doubled down on his theories about Jay’s past. “I criticize him for it because it’s kinda his fault,” Love said. “Jay-Z creates this drug dealing drug lord, ‘I’ma drug dealer, I’ma drug lord.’ These kids are like, ‘We gotta do it, too.’ Not knowing that this is all made up shit.”
While Jigga hadn’t addressed Love’s claim until his verse on “Neck & Wrist,” Cam’ron took to Instagram in December 2020 to vouch for Jay.
“I know me and Hov haven’t had the best relationship (publicly) but Faizon don’t know what the fuck he’s talking bout,” Cam’ron captioned an image of Faizon on the podcast. “Weather legally or illegally niggas got to it.”