Quote of the Day: Camel Gets Cocky in Interview with Gotham Magazine

- By Bossip Staff

For those of you tired of the consecutive saga of Beanie Sigel vs. Jay-Z, here is Señor Camel dolo chopping it up with Gotham Magazine..and being cocky:

“I don’t dislike anything about myself,” he says. “I know this sounds a little arrogant but I really accept what God has given me. I’ve got a short temper but I work on controlling it. I can say inappropriate things because I believe them to be true and sometimes that can be hurtful to others. But I think in the long run it is more helpful.” In the midst of one of the most successful hip-hop careers in history, Jay-Z, who turns 40 next month, has a lot to be thankful for. He was born Shawn Carter in 1969 and grew up in the Marcy Houses project of Brooklyn as “Jazzy.” He was abandoned by his father at 11, shot his older brother for stealing at 12 and sold crack at 13. It wasn’t until he released his first album, Reasonable Doubt, in 1996 on his label Roc-a-Fella Records that the then 26-year old left drug dealing, gangs and poverty behind. “[Making music] is a gift from God,” he says. “I put it to the side for so long because it was so easy. It took me a while to really know it was my true calling. I wanted to tell my story.” Friends, family and privacy matter most at this point in Jay-Z’s life. He’s a mentor to artists like Rihanna and Kanye West. The most important thing on the horizon seems to be a plan to have children with Knowles, whom he wed on the roof of their Tribeca building last year. He keeps his perspective by remaining close with his family, all of whom work with him in some capacity. (His mother runs a scholarship program he developed.) He even made good with his estranged father before his death.

“Making music is art,” he continues. “It doesn’t change who you are as a person. It doesn’t mean you’re entitled or you’re above the law. You still treat people as human beings. It doesn’t change the laws of the universe. Life has a balance and for every action there is a reaction. So if you put negative energy in, negative energy comes back to you. You have to live your life within the laws of the universe and I haven’t lost sight of that. You have to be close with your foundation and the people who know you best because they’ve known you for so long that they can see the changes in you,’ he continues. “Fame is such a deadly drug that you can’t see the changes because you are so consumed by it. You need a close-knit group of friends and family to make sure you stay grounded.”

When asked what else he’d like to accomplish, he replies, “Go to the moon.”

Tune in later though for part ga-zillion of Hova vs. the rest of the Roc…SMH. (You know there’s more)

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  • Nique

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    GOLD!~

  • melo
  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    SILVER!

    THOSE LIPS ARE LIKE WHOOOAAAA! @ Jay, no more close-ups ok!

  • Nique

    ugggghh!!! THE FACE,THE CAMERA ANGLE…….MY EYES…..THE HORROR OF IT ALL!!!!!!

  • Caramel Cat

    D@mn! I can’t take all that fugliness this early in the morn…

  • http://www.highsnobiety.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/kanye-west-entourage-fashion-week-paris.jpg Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators

    I really accept what God has given me.
    _____________________________________________

    @The Ladies

    Please do the same, be content with yourselves and make the necessary changes to live a longer and happier life i.e., make some adjustments to your personality so that you can make more friends & be able to attract good people to you and lose a few pounds if you believe you need to especially if yo have a gut…

  • BettyBoop

    I just want to see if they let me say anything about the camel himself. I still say he’s a little demonic. I just love how artist have song’s praising lucifer, drugs, and murder, but somehow think that God is to thank for their success. SMDH

  • Lawd da mercy

    If he feels music is a gift from God…

    Why not talk more about his greatness and less of your own, Jay-Z?

    Praise the Creator not the creation!

  • No u can't be boyfriend #2!

    Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators

    I really accept what God has given me.
    _____________________________________________

    @The Ladies

    Please do the same, be content with yourselves and make the necessary changes to live a longer and happier life i.e., make some adjustments to your personality so that you can make more friends & be able to attract good people to you and lose a few pounds if you believe you need to especially if yo have a gut…

    ___________________________________________________

    LMAO! You’re really a funny guy!

  • Lawd da mercy

    @ slide like a fresh

    I agree with you.

  • ...

    VIGILANTCITIZEN.COM <— GO

  • http://bossip miss dior

    Not bad looking, just that the lips are too big.

  • IDONTLIKEU

    GO TO THE MOON AND TAKE YOUR WIFE WITH YOU.

  • Sadie

    @Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators

    I really accept what God has given me.
    _____________________________________________

    @The Ladies

    Please do the same, be content with yourselves and make the necessary changes to live a longer and happier life i.e., make some adjustments to your personality so that you can make more friends & be able to attract good people to you and lose a few pounds if you believe you need to especially if yo have a gut…

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    CHURCH!!! You ain’t lying about that one!

  • http:chokolatemilk@blogspot.com Choco

    I will give him the benefit of the doubt for now…

  • kendra

    @ idontlikeu

    lmao!!!please go…

  • http:chokolatemilk@blogspot.com Choco

    @Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators

    I really accept what God has given me.
    _____________________________________________

    @The Ladies

    Please do the same, be content with yourselves and make the necessary changes to live a longer and happier life i.e., make some adjustments to your personality so that you can make more friends & be able to attract good people to you and lose a few pounds if you believe you need to especially if yo have a gut…
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    Wow and with this advice I bet you rock the baddest bod of all…nothing wrong with telling folks to love themselves more but you just made your point moot by giving an insult…and before you even think my body is not in shape you can freely think what you wish…I’m simply pointing out how you back peddled…

  • Who Am I To Judge

    Call him what you want, but you can’t call him broke!

  • LaTonya

    He is arrogant. With all that money he should be grateful and humble.

  • Rrrrroe Ski Love- A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    @Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators- That was some funny advice that you gave to the ladies. I enjoy your sense on humor, which provokes but yet makes you think otherwise. ps Never get rid of your gravy, it goes well with your comments.

  • Sticky-n-Sweet

    Yawn….

  • Summer

    He made a couple of references to God for creating him and his gift of making music, so maybe now people will shut the F up about him selling his soul to satan. You people are ridiculous! Hova! Hova! Hova!

  • Newlife

    @ JJ FAD

    Again, I am behind you 100 percent in your comment! How is that you are called arrogant, selfish, fake etc. if you dont know the person. God gave us all confidence and he didnt make any mistakes in none of us, if you all read what God preached/preaches we all should be living the abudant life, have the great house, good health, etc than why call him arrongant when you are confident enough to step out of your comfort zone and make something out nothing to becoming a millioner. Dame Dash, Beenie took what they had for granted. They received a blessing from God, and treated it as they were the king of the world. Stop blaming Jay Z (someone) for your mistakes and non-productive ways and look at yourself as the person of blame.

  • RO RO

    AMEN @ BettyBoop. I was thinking the same thing.

    Preaching about GOD but doing the DEVILS work all day. SMDH

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