DMC Says He Would "Never Diss Lil Wayne Or Jay Z"

DMC has addressed reports that he recently dissed Lil Wayne and Jay Z.

The Run-DMC rapper issued a statement explaining his thoughts on the matter. The statement can be found below, as it was published on Monday (August 5).

I could never DISS Lil Wayne or Jay Z!

They are very good and successful at what they do! I would and could never disrespect either of these two men!

Their success is my success!

I love and respect Lil Wayne! He treats me well and is very very nice to me and my family!

And Jay Z inspired me and assured me  that great Hip Hop will exist forever in all generations and eras when he dropped Hard Knock Life, which one of my favorite Hip Hop songs ever! Hard Knock is incredible to me!

After reading the negative comments coming at all of us, I had to personally apologize to my two fellow artist!

I do not like negative shit! I cannot tolerate anything that will divide us and our Hip Hop Culture!

The power is in Wayne, D and Jay standing side by side representing this sacred culture together! No matter how “different” we may be!

Now with that being said, the point I was trying to make is that Jay and Wayne(and even me when I was on radio all day) aren’t the only ones that are so called “hot” because there is a lot of talent that may be just as “hot” and even better, but they don’t get heard on the radio.

All I’m saying is a DJ should be able to discover an incredible ass rapper in any city state or country today, and be able to come on the air tomorrow, and play that song…but he or she can’t…because of programming!

On Sunday (August 4), it was reported that DMC criticized Jay Z and Lil Wayne. “Lil Wayne [and] Jay Z ain’t hot," DMC said. "It’s just they’re programmed so many times people are brainwashed.

“It was inevitable that Hip Hop became commercialized but along the way our power got taken away," he added. "Now you got the same 12 records on radio being played over and over again.”