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Lil' Wayne says he's 'better than' Jay-Z
Jay-Z's comeback isn't sitting well with at least one other MC. "I don't like what he's saying about how he had to come back because hip-hop's dead and we need him," Lil' Wayne told Complex magazine. "What the f--- do you mean? If anything it's reborn, so he's probably having a problem with that. You left on a good note, and all of the artists were saying, 'Yo, this is Jay's house. He's the best.' Now he comes back and still thinks it's his house. ... It's not your house anymore, and I'm better than you." One of those artists was Wayne, who proclaimed on "Bring It Back" that he was the "best rapper alive since the best rapper retired." But Jay's return with claims of being "hip-hop's savior" on Kingdom Come hasn't changed how Wayne feels about his own status in hip-hop. "I'm better than him," Wayne said. "I'm 24 years old. I'm 13 years deep with five albums and 10 million records sold." Jay-Z, for his part, recently explained to MTV that his boasts were misunderstood. "When I say 'saving hip-hop,' I don't mean like I'm standing on a mountain saving hip-hop. I mean, hip-hop needs events, it needs certain things to happen at certain times, like a spark of energy. Like a Dr. Dre album or those moments in time that you look back on when Snoop Dogg first came out, it was like 800,000 in the first week. Those events are needed in hip-hop, and it just felt like it was too far in between. My album, I believe, is just going to do its part. It's not single-handedly going to save hip-hop. No one can do that. I don't have those delusions of grandeur." Meanwhile, Jay-Z and Beyonce wedding rumors are in the tabloids again. The New York Post reports that a "surprise" birthday party scheduled for next weekend is a cover for a marriage. "Beyoncé is throwing Jay a four-day birthday party, but it's really a wedding," a source told the Post. One thing is for sure, a "birthday" party certainly would be a surprise to Jay, considering his birthday was Dec. 4.

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