Cam'ron shares his reaction to Hov shouting him out on "Pound Cake" and slams the upcoming DOPE collection which borrows Cam's name.
Cam'ron recently dropped a new mixtape, Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1, which put him back on the blog radar. Prior to that, Jay Z gave Cam a shout-out on his verse on Drake's "Pound Cake" record, something which Killa Cam also responded to on record in "Come And Talk To Me."Â Now in an interview with Karen Civil, the rapper talks about his reaction upon hearing Hov's lines.
Cam says he wasn't shocked when he heard the verse, but he did think it was very random. "Not really shocked, thatâs just mad random," Killa said. "I thought it came from nowhere basically. Just to clarify, I donât think Jay was necessarily taking shots at me. I just stated the facts of the scenario.Â He said he made more millionaires than the lotto did, but I knew Jay when he didnât have a million, when none of us had a million, when Dame and them were on the come-up. I respect what all of us have done because I know where we all come from. But the way he put his lyrics [together] and made it seem like he made niggas money or put them in the place where they was supposed to beâ¦ He couldâve worded it like he helped niggas make more millions, instead of saying you made niggas millionaires."
Cam'ron also spoke on the Cam'ron/Dipset capsule collection that's coming out with West Coast apparel line DOPE. Previews of the clothing items surfaced recently (see the gallery for two of the t-shirts and one of the snapbacks) but Cam actually says that he had no part in the design or any of the process, and he is not co-signing it. He also says he didn't realize he was such a hot commodity in the fashion world.
"Thatâs something that my manager British [Young] had worked out, and I knew nothing about it," Cam'ron revealed. "To make a long story short, I didnât know I was as big as I was in the fashion world. When I did these ALIFE shirts, a lot of people hollered at me to do capsule collections with them. This dude calls from DOPE like, âYo, weâre putting out the capsule Cam clothes deal that we made in a couple weeks.âÂ IÂ never signed off on anything with them. I didnât cosign on the artwork or the designs.Â Iâm not going to allow them to have had conversations with my manager a year and a half ago about doing something because their company is in trouble, and now they see that Iâm doing good in fashion, they think they just gonâ throw this out there. Iâm not cosigning that. Iâll put it on Instagram and everything that Iâm not doing it."
[Update: DOPE Responds]
As seen in the paragraph above, Cam'ron expresses that there was never a deal set in place, and that he had never signed off on anything with DOPE, but wait just a minute.Â DOPE released a photo today that clearly shows Cam'ron's John Hancock. Something doesn't add up here. Hmmm.....
Check out the photo in the gallery above, and below.