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It’s been nearly two years of sporadic Jay-Z disses from former Roc-a-Fella star Beanie Sigel….but as he works on his upcoming mixtape with DJ Green Lantern, the always talented but self-destructive Mack Mittens is apologizing for his anti-Hov campaign.

Beanie tells XXL Magazine:

“What Mike Epps say? ‘Gangstas fuck up too.’..Whatever I felt this dude Jay did wrong to me, it can’t outweigh the one thing he did do for me – he gave me an opportunity. Dude gave me an opportunity. A lot of people don’t get opportunities. He gave me that. That outweighs everything. I need that in black and white. I got caught in the moment and put my feelings out there. I should have never done that.”

Beans also confesses that he recorded an entire album of Hov, Memphis Bleek, Roc-a-Fella rants as his way of “airing s–t out” but he will not be releasing it to the public.

I’m glad he’s reversed his direction because the absurdity of some of his gripes weren’t worthy of the actual quality of his rhymes.

Revisit some of highs lows of Beanie Sigel’s angry anti-Jay-Z campaign….
The Beans Vs. Jay-Z Timeline…
After the jump

Beans Vs. Jay-Z (and Company): The Highlight Reel

It all starts in 2009 when Beanie took to the stage during Jadakiss’ set at Philly’s Powerhouse concert in 2009 and said “I Run This Town!” Jay-Z was the show’s headliner. Many naysayers tried to claim that Beanie couldn’t possibly be dissing Hov. *scoff*

(Beanie spits his anti-Hov verse backstage at Powerhouse in Jada’s dressing room, much to Jada’s chagrin, lol.)

Soon afterwards, Beanie debuted the full 7-minute long diss track “What You Talkin’ Bout (Average Cat)” on Kay Slay’s “Drama Hour.” Nation/Nahright tweeted the quote: “and you bounced that tennis ball back and forth in your office.” *dead*

Then comes a deluge of interviews: Beanie calls Charlesmagne, then on Philly radio, and details his beef with Hov. Saying that there was a slight over a bail hearing, and jail visitations. The Wall Street Journal fails with a theory that the beef is somehow connected to the World Series. *scratches head* Later Beanie makes the strategic move of making public appearances with 50 Cent, who has a history of snide Jay-Z comments.

Jay-Z makes an unexpected move of actually addressing Beanie’s beef…albeit during a random press conference in France! Hov says, “At some point, you have to look in the mirror and look at yourself…” Along with the obvious logic of Hov’s response, one of my favorite parts of this video was the interviewer, Goofy, who says in all seriousness: “Let’s stay in the complaining zone…” Goofy, where you at?!

Jay-Z answers Beanie Sigel from larueduhiphop.com on Vimeo.

Then as interest waned, there were a series of hood videos with increasingly delusional and rambling rants from Mack. (The New Jack City comparison… a pasta reference…and a Cypress Hill remake) But one particular rant was interesting. Beanie reveals his regret about dissing Jada on behalf of his then-boss Jay-Z, and also says that he regrets any tension with Dipset, especially after Juelz Santana attended his many court hearings. But then he threatens to slap Drake. #poor

But through it all….as much as the premise wasn’t less than respectable….the rhymes were sometimes pretty good, and entertaining. (see Beanie’s “Hater” revision)
So that pretty much catches us up to his “apology.”

Related:
Video: Beanie Sigel gives Jadakiss a preview of his verse off “What You Talkin Bout”
Beanie Sigel appears at Powerhouse Philly, flips the Blueprint 3 intro, and says “I run this town!”
Beanie Sigel debuts his Jay-Z diss song, “What You Talkin’ Bout (Average Cat)”
Beanie vs Jay-Z Update: Beanie calls Philly radio to explain diss song (plus more)
Jay-Z responds to Beanie Sigel: At some point, you have to look in the mirror and look at yourself…
Beanie vs. Jay-Z Update: The New Jack City monologues, as interpreted by Beanie Sigel
50 Cent and Beanie Sigel together on Philly radio (video)
Beanie Sigel freestyles: “This boy all petty. Type to not feed no workers cuz he grubbed already”
More shots fired… Beanie Sigel “How I Can Kill Jigga Man” (CDQ) + “Think Big”
Ill Doctrine’s reluctant take on Beanie Sigel vs Jay-Z
Is its post-Jay-Z angst day? Beanie Sigels mocks, Peedi Crack accuses…(Updated)
Sigh: Beanie Sigel is angry about Jay-Z again(…or still). And now Drake too?
New Music: Beanie Sigel feat. King The Hood Savior “Haters” (Kanye West & Jay-Z Diss)…