Funkmaster Flex Explains Tupac Diss
“Fuck n—-s suckin Tupac’s d—, I don’t suck Tupac’s d—! Make some noise if you miss f—ing Biggie Smalls!” Flex shouts in the 30-second clip, which was posted on YouTube back in April, but just began making the rounds this week.
The Hot 97 DJ and longtime Biggie supporter addressed the footage on his show yesterday, explaining that, while he respects ‘Pac’s musical legacy, he saw him as a divisive force in hip-hop, whose negative energy is still being felt to this day. “Not only do I respect his music, I respect what he put down. I respect what he made happen, the records he made, the records he sold, and I know how passionate he was about his music,” Flex began. “I also think that he brought a negative energy into the game with the beefing and the erratic energy and the threats….Everybody can say what they wanna say, dude didn’t have no good energy towards me. He repeatedly said it, and I can’t support that everything that people say about him, because I feel like that he brought brought a lot of negativity, and brought changes in the game that we now live with now and that’s just the way I feel.”
Flex continued to state that he and ‘Pac had always had animosity while he was alive, so his criticism of the Death Row rapper was nothing new. “My bad to his fans, but when he was here and he was pushing out all that negative energy man, on television and in the magazines … I know everybody loves the man, and you should love him, but I don’t have to love him like that. I voiced it when it was going on, I voiced it when it was happening, when he said something about me on a mixtape, I said what I wanted to say … If peple are upset about it, I get it. But I don’t think that energy he was saying … about Faith [Evans], about that man’s wife … I don’t think that was cool.”
Listen to Flex’s statement here. No argument here, but we still love you ‘Pac.