A cameo appearance by rapper Plies on Kay Slay’s upcoming album More Than Just a DJ has caused a rift between the emcee and the Hot 97 radio jock.
According to Kay Slay, he approached Plies about appearing in the video for the first single “Blockstars,” which originally featured Plies, Jim Jones, Busta Rhymes and Ray J.
Their relationship soured when Plies proved to be difficult for the veteran South Bronx DJ to reach in an attempt to shoot the video for the single.
“Blockstars” is the first single off of More Than Just a DJ, which is Kay Slay’s fourth official album.
The release was due in stores October 13 but was pushed back until December, while a new version of the single and video was shot.
“I had to push my album to December 8, because the f**k boy gets on the record, the f**k boy clears the record, the label do all the clearances. Then when its time to do the video, the n***a gets low. Stopped answering the phone, all kinds of crazy s**t,” Kay Slay told AllHipHop.com. “But that’s cool because at the end of the day, the n***a really don’t owe me nothing. But as a man, you’re supposed to do what men do. If you gonna do something, just honor the s**t. If you don’t want to, don’t f**k with it.”
According to Kay Slay, he wasted no time in choosing a replacement for Plies and choose Memphis rapper Yo Gotti to appear on both the track and the upcoming video for the single.
“He [Yo Gotti] did the video and he wasn’t scared to come to New York anywhere to do the s**t [without] saying I need this amount of police to do this and a n***a got have on a uniform and all kinds of all f**k boy s**t,” Kay Slay snapped.
Kay Slay, who hosts the popular “Drama Hour” on Hot 97 in New York each Saturday, implied that a combination of Plies youth and his platinum success was impairing his judgment.
“This is what happens when these n***s come around early and you show them love,” Kay Slay said. “Plies has been on my show twice. Once n***s get a few checks…I believe it’s n***s around him, because the kid can’t possibly have did that s**t blatantly after he came and said this, that and the third.”
Plies is currently experiencing chart success with the track “Becky” and “Wasted” featuring Gucci Mane.
“We got motherf****ers like Jim Jones who done sold millions of records, and Busta Rhymes, who has sold millions of records, they do the video with no problem,” said Kay Slay.
Fans of Plies can catch the rapper performing “Wasted” with Gucci Mane during the Bet Hip-Hop Awards on BET tomorrow evening (October 27).
DJ Kay Slay’s More Than Just a DJ is in stores December 8.
The album features cameo appearances from some of Hip-Hop’s biggest acts, including 50 Cent, Drake, Juelz Santana, Raekwon, Bun-B, OJ Da Juiceman and others.