Since Lil Wayne released his 2004 mixtape The Prefix, where he rapped over a collection of Jay Z instrumentals, it's been more than clear that he's a fan of the rapper -- but he's also always expressed the desire to be better than those he idolizes. So begins a competitive friendship that takes a number of turns, as Jay Z approaches Wayne to sign him, the collaborate, exchange disses, and roles reverse until we're back at square one and Wayne is declaring he's "signed" with Hov.

Of course, there's a little more to it than that. Click through the galleries to get a brief idea of the back-and-forth between Lil Wayne and Jay Z over the last decade, and know that it is far from the end of their story.