Mistakes are a part of life and whether we want to admit to it we’ve all made them and will continue to make them. As much as we try to look down on others for their mistakes, there is probably someone looking down on us for ours.
Having said that there are some mistakes more head scratching than Young Thug being a new cast member of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, oh wait, never mind.
And one of those mistakes just happened to take place at this years VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors by none other than Rich Homie Quan. A household name I know.
In case you missed it former Rich Gang member and Young Thug bosom buddy Rich Homie Quan was tapped by Lil Kim supposedly to perform with her during a medley of her past hits and in the process making Foxy Brown feel like a red-headed step child of a foster family, to cover the Notorious B.I.G.’s verses from Junior Mafia’s 1995 hit “Get Money”
Really? Of all the rappers to choose from Rich Homie Quan, who called that motherf#cker a Piccolo player?, is who Kim settled on. What, was Supa Day not available? I’m seriously trying to give him the benefit of the doubt and the only thing that I can come up with is that because he’s from Atlanta he probably didn’t listen to a lot of New York Hip Hop growing up. Now while some may find fault in this, I’ve seen first hand how they prefer their home town rappers and other rappers from the south over any other region having lived in the Atlanta area myself for some years.
But beyond that, I got nothing.
True, Rich Homie Quan’s mistake isn’t that serious or life altering, but it is for some Hip Hop fans, especially when it comes to the way the Notorious B.I.G was and still is revered in Brooklyn.
Since Monday Rich Homie Quan has been dragged through the online mud due to Twitter going nuts and countless memes made at the expense of the mistake that was literally heard around the world.
Rich Homie Quan has even felt the need to apologize for his mistake and that he didn’t mean to disrespect Biggie Smalls and that may be good for some. However, all I can say is that if you are chosen by Lil Kim, who is a legend in her own right, to perform the lyrics of a rapper that many consider the greatest of all time, you best make sure you don’t fuck up.
Hell, why didn’t he treat the verse like homework and study that shit before performing? Doesn’t he know whatever you do, do not fuck up on live TV in front of millions because if you do, that’s your ass, Mr. Postman.
What did you think about Rich Homie Quan messing up the Notorious B.I.G’s verse during VH1’s Hip-Hop Honors?
Talk to me, I’ll talk back.