No Limit rapper Silkk The Shocker says Jay-Z once turned down $100,000 for a guest verse.
Silkk wanted Jay on his Man Man album…but Jay refused…not even for that amount of money.
“Our relationship was dope because when I did the song with him, I thought I had a budget for him. I was like, ‘Yo, I got a hundred racks’… that’s a lot of money back in the day too! I’m sure he could’ve used the extra $100,000; who ain’t gonna use that?” he said on The Art of Dialogue.
“When I hit him up, I’m like, ‘Yo, the song is dope, you killed it. Where I should I send that bread to?’ Jay was like, ‘Nah, it’s good, man. Just keep it and we’ll figure out something later on down the line.'”
Silkk respected Jay’s decision as an artist, even though he really wanted him on the track.
“He won’t do it for anybody, though; he won’t even do music for anybody. What I came to learn was that it’s bigger than [money] for him,” he added. “To me, that’s consistent with [where he is] today…if you look at him, it’s not a fluke that he’s successful,’ he added. “I don’t care how rich you are, you gonna be like, ‘Man, send my bread.’ But he was just dead cool. He ain’t even second-guess it like, ‘Yeah, send me half of it.’ The good part about it: down the line, I kinda did something for him and I just thought it was solid.”
Silkk The Shocker was one of the most popular rappers on No Limit Records and is the brother of its founder, Master P.