J.I.D caught Jay-Z's attention and respect with the release of The Forever Story. During a recent appearance on the Throwing Fits podcast, the "Dance Now" rapper explained his run-in with Hov via Elliott Wilson, where he "walked away and thought about everything I wanted to say to him, my whole life." It marked his second time crossing paths with Jay, who congratulated J.I.D on the release of The Forever Story.
"I tweaked out when I met JAY-Z. He fucks with me, and I didn't tweak out, I was just like, 'Uh, uh.' I was [gone off the D'USSE] too," J.I.D explained, though he met Jay-Z prior to this encounter. "But this time when I met him, Elliott Wilson introduced us again. He was like, 'I remember, wassup?' Then he hit me, he was like, 'Congrats on the album, I really fuck with it.' J.I.D explained he didn't necessarily have a response to the co-signs of all co-signs
J.I.D.'s "The Forever Story" Gets Jay-Z's Co-Sign
Though J.I.D. appreciated Jay-Z's kind words, he said that his brain was working overtime trying to properly respond. "In my mind I'm asking questions like, 'Oh, you heard it? Oh, you know I'm on tour right now?' and everything, and it came out as just, 'Thank you.' And then I got up outta there. Walked away and thought about everything I wanted to say to him, my whole life..." J.I.D recalled of his encounter with Jay-Z.
When asked what he would've said to Jay-Z, J.I.D explained that he wanted to mention the numerous reference to Hov's catalog on his latest album. "I probably would have asked him something specific and then just been like, 'Yo, I quoted you like seven times on the album. You should probably sue me or say you fuck with me,'" he said jokingly. "Not that many [times], but a handful of inspiration."
$1M Or Dinner With Jay-Z?
Shortly after explaining how he fumbled his encounter with Jay-Z, J.I.D responded to the viral question surrounding dinner with the Roc Nation founder or $1M. Though you might imagine he'd want to have dinner with Jay-Z to finally ask the questions he's been longing for, J.I.D said he would prefer the cash. "I'm thinking about, is it million dollars tax-free?" J.I.D asked. "What are the incentives with it? Is it just straight cash? Liquid? We taking that cash." Check out his interview above.