Jim Jones wasn’t too happy to be asked about Max B in a recent interview, and didn’t hide his annoyance.
During a sit down with DJUTVthe Harlem rapper refused to discuss his longtime rap rival, explaining that he doesn’t talk about people who are dead or in prison.
“I’m not talking about dead people, and I’m not talking about people who are locked up, you hear?” he said when the interviewer brought up Max B’s name. “If I say shit, I want to be able to say it to your face if I have to, you?
“That was one thing I always made it a point to do, so remember that the next time you talk to a real n-gga and talk about dead people or someone locked up.”
The interviewer responded by talking about being from Chicago and how fans of the channel want to know about rappers who are dead or locked up.
“I know how it goes in Chicago, I know how they talk about their ops, I know all that and shit like that,” Jones replied. “But where I come from, I come from a different time. I come from real hustlers and shit like that – n-ggas that really got money and really was on the streets.
“And certain codes and certain things that I’m just not used to doing. You talking about a dead person has no value to me, you hear? If it’s your opponent, you’ve already won, you’re not here longer, no matter what the circumstances were.”
Jim Jones and Max B’s feud stretches back to the 2000s following the latter’s departure from the ByrdGang. But in March 2020, Max expressed his disappointment with the situation during a prison interview.
“I think two egos just came together,” he said at the time. “Two big personalities. You know, I wasn’t there for that. I was just happy to be involved, you know what I’m saying? In the game. I never try to come and take anybody’s shit. I’m in my own world, b. I’m sort of an existentialist.
“I like to make my own shit, come from a whole different place. It was just egos clashing. A lack of respect. That shit doesn’t mix well and the next thing you know, we’re beef. So in terms of the content or whatever, it had to go a different way. I think today we would have handled the situation differently.”
Max B (real name Charley Wingate) has been behind bars since 2009, when he was sentenced to 75 years in prison on charges of conspiracy related to armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and felony murder.
The self-proclaimed Wave God is said to have planned to rob two men with his stepbrother, Kelvin Leerdam, and ex-girlfriend, Gina Conway, at a Holiday Inn in New Jersey in 2006. The botched robbery resulted in one of the men being shot and killed .
Max’s sentence has since been significantly shortened with the rapper revealed in 2019 that it was cut to just 12 years for undisclosed reasons. He is is due to be released from prison in Aprilhis friend and collaborator French Montana claimed earlier this month.