Rev Run Says Jay-Z Lives Off His Swagger
Reverend Run has claimed that Jay-Z emulates his “swagger”.
The Run DMC member has revealed on his Global Grind blog that the rap superstar admitted that he always admired his “coolness”.
The 45-year-old wrote: “It was my gift and it was important that I act like that. Jay-Z to this day lives his life off my swag. He told me.
“He said Pimp C said, ‘Such and such and such and such, and I got my swag from Run’. Jay-Z wrote that to me. And I think Jay-Z said to me one time, ‘You started all this cool stuff’. He says this to me constantly, he does not mind telling me, ‘I don’t know if I’ll ever be cooler than you at your coolest moment’.
“And I don’t agree, cause he’s extremely cool. He’s like ultimate cool. He was extremely cool on stage with Alicia Keys, with the white suit on and he did ‘New York [Empire State of Mind]‘ and had the whole place going nuts.
“He’s standing in front of the piano acting like Frank [Sinatra]. I think he’s made it. I don’t think he thinks he’s made it, but maybe he does think he’s made it. He’s just giving me my props.”