Nas Planned to Hang Jay-Z at the ’02 Summer Jam


And you thought this year’s summer jam was a scorcher…

Once upon a time, the Summer Jam stage played host to beefs that ran a little deeper than real Hip-Hop vs. pop rap, Peter Rosenberg vs. Nicki Minaj (which might be a Pay-Per-View worthy battle). Back in 2002, at the height of his war of words with Jay-Z, the irascible Nas skipped his slated Summer Jam performance and took to Hot 97’s NY rival Power 105 with anger to spare:

“I’m here to let my people know why I am not at the Summer Jam,” he said on former Hot 97’s DJ Steph Lova’s show. “I been bamboozled, hoodwinked and the whole nine … I’m here to let my people know that I was dissed this morning and told what I couldn’t do on the show. Which is really outrageous and shows that the wrong people are in power … It’s really out of hand and I’m not going for it.” (MTV)

It appears that what Nas was told he couldn’t do at the show was lynch an animatronic model of Jay-Z. Check out the video below, which features a special effects company building a robotic (and pretty creepy) model of Jay-Z and an accompanying gallows.

  • PancakeMcKennz

    So… like… where’s the robot now?

  • ThatGuyOverThere

    How and WHY did he think this was ever okay??? lol

  • Andre (PayUp)

    lol @ ThatGuyOverThere. Yeah, this isn’t okay at all.

    And you would think that NAS of all rappers would be the first to think that any type of lynch re-enactment would be out of line.

  • a guest but not really

    who would you rather see Robot Jay-Z or Hologram 2Pac ?
    while were on the subject Hebrew Shyne or Hurricane Chris ?

    ” ya thats my story, when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, ya thats amore” – nas

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