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Jay-Z I Have Big Love for DMX ... That's Why I Boycotted Grammys

Jay-Z had mad love for DMX, despite their fierce competition ... and he felt this way for years.

Jay was on the season premiere of "The Shop: Uninterrupted" with LeBron James and Maverick Carter, and talked about years past when he boycotted the Grammys after X was overlooked for a single nomination, despite having 2 #1 albums in 1999. Jay won his first Grammy but was a no-show as a way of standing with X.

As Bad Bunny, WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike and SpringHill CMO Paul Rivera looked on, Jay recounted his relationship with DMX.

Jay went down memory lane, remembering his first meeting with X at a Bronx pool hall. He paid homage to his friend, saying he became a better rapper by watching X perform.

22 years after Jay boycotted the Grammys, a lot HASN'T changed. As you know, The Weeknd was shut out of the Grammy noms, despite having a huge year. He got his revenge at the Billboard Music Awards, winning 10 pieces of hardware.

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