Jay Z Vs Stephon Marbury
On his 2003 banger "La La La," Jay rapped, "Don't confuse me with Marbury out this b---h/Run up on me at the light, you could lose your life," referring to a 2000 robbery of the basketball star. A full six years later, Stephon Marbury responded in one of his koo-koo webcam videos, calling Jay a "camel" with "no heart."
Lil Wayne vs. Ed and Charles O'Bannon
Weezy got his first taste of athlete beef (whoa) when he rapped, "Listen close, I got duct tape and rope/I'll leave you missin' like the f---in' O'Bannons" on mixtape cut "Cannon Freestyle," slickly alluding to the fact that the balling brothers, who dominated at UCLA, stunk it up in the NBA. Charles O'Bannon responded jokingly in a 2009 interview: "Come see me on the court, little fella—I will drunk on you." Burn!
Benzino vs. Paul Pierce
Back in 2000, Celtics guard Paul Pierce tried to break up a fight in a Boston nightclub that allegedly involved associates of rapper Benzino—and got 11 stab wounds that required lung surgery in return.
Jay-Z vs. DeShawn Stevenson
When DeShawn Stevenson, then on the Washington Wizards, made some disparaging comments about Jay-Z's BFF Lebron James, Hov jumped in with a freestyle diss-track "Blow the Whistle," which defended Bron-Bron. But apparently it's all water (and money) under the bridge, as Stevenson signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets, which Jay co-owns, in December.
Floyd Mayweather Jr./Rick Ross
Floyd and 50 Cent have a long-simmering bromance, with the boxer even taking up arms to beef with Rick Ross, who Fif's been beefing with for a few years now. Ricky and Floyd traded barbs in interviews and on record back in 2009, and in early 2010 their entourages nearly came to blows at a Las Vegas nightclub.
Shaquille O'Neal vs. Kobe Bryant
This would've been just another beef between two dissatisified former teammates, until Shaq took it to the rap arena onstage at a Miami club in 2008 and spit a freestyle dissing Kobe. The highlight? "Kobe, tell me how my a-- taste."
Roy Jones Jr. vs. Fat Joe
Roy Jones Jr. wasn't pleased when Fat Joe name-dropped him in a guest verse on Ja Rule's "New York," rapping, "Even Roy Jones was forced to lean back." The boxer stepped to Joey Crack at a party, and although no punches were thrown, Joe later apologized for the line.
Allen Iverson vs. Jay-Z
Allen Iverson allegedly took major offense when Hov rapped that the NBA superstar and himself "had more in common than ballin' and rhymin'" on his 2001 Nas diss track "Superugly," revealing that both of them had affairs with Esco's baby's mother.
Mike Tyson vs. LL Cool J
LL didn't take too kindly to Mike Tyson's cameo in the video for Canibus' 1998 diss track aimed at him, "Second Round K.O." Cool James threw in a jab at iron Mike on his response track "The Ripper Strikes Back," spitting, "Heard that convicted rapist on the record too, fresh out of jail, ass cheeks still black and blue."
Sebastian Telfair vs. Fabolous
After Fabolous was shot in the thigh outside of Diddy's New York restaurant Justin's in 2006, investigators explored the possibility that it was linked to an incident earlier that night in which then Boston Celtics point guard (and fellow Brooklyn native) Sebastian Telfair was robbed of $50,000 worth of jewely.
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