During an interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood, Ice-T spoke about Jay-Z approaching him at the 2023 GRAMMY awards over his alleged beef stemming from “99 Problems.”
The legendary West Coast rapper talked about the moment, recalling his 2014 interview with Radio.com, where he criticized Jay for not acknowledging his original song. He stated that his past comments finally came across Hov’s desk, and the Brooklynite wanted to know if there was an issue.
“I’m at the Grammys, and Jay-Z comes to me. He says, ‘Ice, you know I love you, right?’” Ice said. “I say, ‘Yeah!’ He says, ‘Well, it’s on the internet that you mad.’ I said, ‘I’m not mad! They’re bringing up all kinds of interviews about it, and they asked me the story, and I told them the true story.’”
The rapper-turned-actor continued, articulating that Hov could’ve shouted him out at the song’s end to give credit to the 1993 source material.
“But I said, ‘Yo, well, you know, when you did ’99 Problems,’ at the end of the record, you could’ve said, ‘Ice!’ You could’ve given me a little dap or something!’ I said, ‘But I’m not mad at it. What had happened was people wanted to know the story.’”