Jay-Z Checks ‘Out of Line’ Lil Mama for Jumping on Stage at VMAs
Jay-Z called into Angie Martinez’s show on Hot 97 in New York City today, where among other things he addressed Lil Mama’s un–needed and uncalled for presence during his performance of Empire State of Mind with Alicia Keys at the 2009 Video Music Awards:
“To interrupt that moment for us, I don‘t think that was the right thing to do,” Jay said.
Jay also compared the Mama incident to Kanye West spoiling Taylor Swift’s winning moment. “It was a lot of planning that went into that performance. To disrupt that was outta line,” he said.
Hov also said Mama’s actions angered him, but there wasn’t much he could do when she came onstage uninvited. “What I‘mma do, fight Lil Mama?”
To answer your question Jay, yes. Yes, you should have fought her and thrown her scrappy ass off the stage with a single hand movement. She tainted an epic moment.