To promote his newly-released Hooligans EP, Vic Mensa made his way by the Beats 1 headquarters yesterday and chopped it up with Ebro for a new interview. During which, Vic reportedly spoke about the conversation his Roc Nation boss Jay-Z had with the mysterious street artist Banksy following the sale of his famous “shredded painting.”

“I was having this conversation with Hov the other day and I was playing him one of the 93 Punks records. That record - it's subject matter is like a real incident that happened recently," said Vic. "It's so much carnage and it's so dark that he was like 'Damn, I want to dance to it, but it's hard to, knowing what the lyrics are about.’"

Vic says Banksy told Jay Z that he knew anything was possible when he saw Hov and Beyonce shoot their music video at the Lourve. Banksy says what him and Jay are doing is “counterculture.”

Vic continues… ”I told him, 'That's kinda what I meant to do is make people uncomfortable.' Then he started telling me this story about how he reached out to Banksy when Banksy did that shredder on the painting that sold all crazy. Hov was like, 'I respect the way you're on these n*ggas neck right now.' And Banksy's like, 'You really let me know I could do it when you had the Lourve ushering you and Beyonce through the museum and you made 'Big Pimpin.'' At its essence, the sh*t that we're doing is counterculture."

Unfortunately there’s no footage of their interview yet, but we’ll continue to keep you posted.

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