At this point Rich Homie Quan flubbing the lyrics to Biggie’s “Get Money” should be considered old news, as Twitter spent most of the day yesterday (July 12) absolutely roasting him in a viral hashtag, #RichHomieKaraoke. However, today the rapper has given people a new reason to discuss his performance.
While it must have been uncomfortable for the rapper to admit he made a mistake on national television at a high-profile event, he owned up to his slip-up and penned a heartfelt apology. Originally admitting that he was just nervous, the rapper is now blaming a teleprompter having technical difficulties for the incident.
“I knew it by heart,” Quan shared in an interview, before changing his story once more. “But then the words… I told ‘em I didn’t know all the words by heart, so the words were supposed to be in the teleprompter. When I looked at the teleprompter, they wasn’t there.”
With that statement, there is a chance the rapper is digging himself in a deeper hole, because we already know the internet is an unforgiving place at times. All that being said, both Biggie’s widow, Faith Evans, and Brave Williams have been sticking up for Quan despite all of the backlash.
“I assure you that I never intended to disrespect Biggie Smalls,” he originally posted on Instagram. “I have long respected his work and his contribution to the rap game. I greatly apologize not only to Biggie Smalls, but also to all of my fans and to New York. The city of New York has been nothing but good to me. I felt honored to stand on stage with artists I grew up listening to. Once on stage I had some technical difficulties and must admit I got nervous. I will forever be sorry to New York, my fans, Biggie Small, Lil' Kim, and all the hip-hop community for my performance. I hope you can accept my apology. To Lil' Kim, thank you for the opportunity.”
Those probably should have been his final words on the subject.
Take a look at his new interview, discussing his performance at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Lil' Kim tribute below.
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