By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Back in Amil’s heyday, there were rumors that the Roc-A-Fella Records female rapper had some kind of behind the scenes romance with Jay Z.
In fact, some whispers even suggested her alleged “relationship” with Jay Z is why she ever got a deal in the first place, but with a new mixtape on deck, Amil has decided it’s time to address the rumors once and for all.
She tells Billboard:
“Jay had respect for my talent – writing and my voice – nothing more. Jay gave me the opportunity of a lifetime, and what I did with it was my own decision. That was my brother. There was never a relationship between me and Jay or anyone over there. He was like a brother; He was very protective over [me]. I’m never going to lose any love for Jay. … There was never a conversation. He (Jay Z) knew that that’s not where I wanted to be. I told him that I couldn’t do it for another year. I think he understood, overall.”