The “Killa Cam” rapper has abundantly praised Nas for giving him a live set during his Hip-Hop 50 concert, despite their problematic past. According to reports, Cam’ron performed on August 11 during Mass Appeal’s Epic Hip-Hop 50 Live concert. The event included acts such as Ice Cube, Run-DMC, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Common, and, of course, Nas himself.
After the show, Cam shared an Instagram post stating, “I wanna give a quick shoutout to that n***a Nas real quick,” he said in a video posted on Tuesday (August 29). Queensbridge Nas, yes, Escobar. A lot of people may not know, or if you do know, that was his event, him and his company’s event, Mass Appeal, at Yankee Stadium the other day.” “For them to invite me and make me a part of the Hip Hop 50 sh*t that they put together, knowing the history we had in the past, that was really big of him to respect what I got going on as my contribution to Hip Hop the last 25 years I’ve been doing it.” Cam added, “The past we had, whether it was beef or not beef or just music, whatever it is, I appreciate the invite from probably the greatest lyricist in our time, in our era. So I just wanna say I’m thankful for that, thank you Mass Appeal.” “So I just wanna say shoutout to Mass Appeal, shoutout to Nas. Thank you for looking past all the sh*t we went through in the past. Shoutout to Jungle, all them n****s at QB for respecting the artform for one of the best lyricists of our generation, and that’s Escobar. Salute to you, bruh.” Following the post, legends like DJ Premier commented, “Dope,” with Killer Mike commending, “Real Gentlemen and Player sh*t.”
Cam and Nas’ feud began in 2002 when a radio interview went south after the Mass Appeal artist said Cam’s Come With Me Album was “wack” following the cancellation of his Hot 97 Summer Jam performance that year. “I buy these people’s albums and they not talking about nothing,” he said at the time. From Cam to everybody. I like Cam, he’s a good lyricist. But the album’s wack,” Nas declared.
Subsequently, Cam fired back years later in a Rap Radar podcast, announcing a series of diss tracks as well as freestyling over Nas’ “Hate Me Now.” Killa Cam disclosed, “At that particular era, it was like, ‘Look, this is Nas. We can’t just do one song because he could come back with another song and kind of kill everything.” He continued, “So let’s just bombard the situation. That was the only way we felt that we could handle it because Nas was such a legend at that particular time.”
In the midst of discussing this, Cam also confessed to regretting his past beef with Nas. Cam stated, “I mean, at that particular time, I probably didn’t [think I crossed the line].” “There’s some things that I found out about afterward that I probably wouldn’t have said if I knew. Do I regret it? Yeah, because I didn’t want to go that far. But, at that particular time in my mindset, and the n-ggas I was running around with, they didn’t give a f*ck.”