50 dissed Nas and Kelis out of nowhere on Piggy Bank. I assume 50 was just trolling trying to drum up beef to promote the Massacre but was there more to this beef? Did Nas respond?
Nas aligned himself with Murder Inc.
Oh yeah, didn't Nas almost sign to the Murder inc?
Yeah, he almost did right after he went on the radio blasting Hot 97, SummerJam, Jay-Z, Cam, Nelly, NORE, etc. But Nas may have only affiliated him w/ Irv to get under Jay-Z's skin since he knew they were cool - and if you remember, Jay shouted out Irv's name on "Super Ugly". And Irv trying to sign Nas is what ruined his relationship with Jay-Z.
50 and nas had a problem before 50 even signed to aftermath
Yeah, I think it had something to do w/ Nas replacing 50 on that J-Lo song "Gonna Be Alright"
Here's part of an interview w/ SOHH.com of him addressing it:
"You know what me and Nas we was cool we used to be good [sic] I didn't understand his actions. The first thing that started feeling a little off with him was the Jennifer Lopez sh*t. I had done a record on the Jennifer Lopez album right and this after I got shot this is the first thing I'm doing trying to come back out. Irv [Gotti] was running around calling everybody and saying don't do business with these guys you do business with him we are not f*cking with you. At the time they were selling records so people weigh there value by what you can do for them and they were leaning towards Irv and them and they actually took me off the record and put Nas on the record cause she was on Columbia and Nas is on Columbia."