MC Hammer vs. Jay-Z

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Famously cash-strapped rapper MC Hammer has a bone to pick with fellow hip hop star Jay-Z. Over the weekend, The Hammer fired off some angry tweets after hearing Jay-Z's latest collaboration with Kanye West. In a track titled "So Appalled," Jay-Z makes a fairly mild dig on the star who famously squandered his wealth and filed for bankrupcty in 1996:

Hammer went broke so you know I'm all focused / I lost 30 mill so I spent another 30 / 'Cause unlike Hammer / 30 million can't hurt me.

Jumping on his Twitter account, the "U Can't Touch This" star went after Jay-Z referring to him as "HellBoy" and "Jay-Hoe." MC Hammer tweeted "You wanted my attention #HellBoy... you got it." The message then provided a link to a 36-second YouTube clip of himself swinging aggressively at a punching bag. Hammer added "Let me mess you #HellBoy." Reviewing the video clip, Hammer's left hook is pretty terrifying:

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