Jadakiss voiced his support for hip hop mogul Irv Gotti and Gotti's bid to step into the president's chair at Def Jam. Kiss also had some criticism for Def Jam and other major labels that he feels don't fully understand their artists.
Jadakiss says Irv's outspokenness about the problems at the label are right on the money.
"He said a lot of stuff that doesn't get said. He was able to [vent] without hating on the record labels or channeling any hate," Kiss said in an interivew. "Everything he said -- me being on the inside looking out and him being on the inside looking out but now on the outside looking in -- I think he nailed every point. I think everything he said was excellent, and almost everything was true. ... Def Jam and every other label, it ain't that they're bad record labels; it's just sometimes they don't understand the artists that they have -- It's hard for somebody ... when you not coming where I'm from every day. ... You live a whole totally different life than me, but you telling me this ain't the record. That ain't really what's up, and that sometimes happens. It doesn't always happen, but sometimes that's what happens, and that be the conflict of interest."