Lil' Wayne says he's offended by Jay-Z's belief that his comeback was necessary to resuscitate a current lethargic state of hip hop.
The New Orleans rapper shared his sentiments about Young Hov in the December/January issue of Complex. He states in the interview: "I don't like what he's saying about how he had to come back because hip hop's dead and we need him. It's not your house anymore, and I'm better than you."
During a phone interview with DJ Absolut of New York's Hot 97 last week, Lil' Wayne attempted to further explain his remarks in Complex, stating: "I think I speak for everybody when I say [hip hop] is not dead as long as I'm still dropping albums."
Much of Wayne's comments stem from being passed over by Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records last year, when he was courting other label deals.
"I want people to just look at it like that dude who came out of college that was supposed to get drafted by the No. 1 team, which was Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam," stated Wayne, according to Allhiphop.com. "They passed on me and now I'm with a good team and a good coach and of course on every interview I'm gonna cut down the team that didn't pick me."
Wayne also took the opportunity to reaffirm his comment in Complex about being a better rapper than Jay-Z.
"I'm better than this game," said Wayne. "We could be having this conversation about any other person in this game. It was who I was asked about at this time. Y'all trying to build a case on me. But I tell you what. If you build a case against me and take me to trial, I will beat it."(Source)