The Diplomats signed with Def Jam and Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records in 2001.
That marriage only lasted a couple of years, and tension between Hov and Cam'ron has long been blamed for the break up.
Karen Civil was working for Dipset in 2003, and she explained how it may have been a dispute over a parking space that convinced Jay to dump Cam and company
"Jay Z was pulling up in his Maybach [to Def Jam/Universal building], " target="_blank">Civil explained on an episode of Tax Season. "Cam was in his turtle top, like, parked right there, and he was talking to Duke and we were near the car. Then this Maybach wants to pull up and then they honk. I get excited and I’m like, 'Oh! I think that’s Hov!' So, I back up. Cam's like, 'Psh, chill out.'" "So then the car beeps again and Cam ain't move. So Jay had to get out the car and he walked over and he wanted to see who was in the car, who wouldn’t move out the way. So he came over, he looked. Dipset was out of the [Def Jam/Universal] building the next week."This probably wasn't the only reason Hov booted Dipset from Def Jam. But it serves as another reminder that Jay Z can be quite the petty fellow.
Civil starts talking Hov, Cam'ron and parking spots at about the 17:30 mark.