It’s widely known fact that the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac’s infamous feud found east coast emcees taking up arms against their west coast brethren. Now, in a recent with Hip Hop Wired, friend of Pac and Bay Area legend in his own right E-40 sheds light on a lesser known incident involving Biggie performing in Sacramento.
Back in 2007 in a documentary, Biggie’s former manager Larry Burns alleged that E-40 set up a fake concert and had associates hold B.I.G. at gun point after the Brooklyn rapper expressed his disdain for E-40’s music in an interview. Now, 40 Fonzarelli explains that the rumors that he set-up the shakedown are false, saying that he didn’t even know that Biggie was in his neck of the woods on the night in question.
“It was just unfortunate – [B.I.G.] was out there in the Bay, and my folks got on his helmet – I got on the phone and he pow-wowed with me [about the concert incident],” he said. “I will say this – I didn’t set that [fake concert] up…I didn’t even know that he was out there to be honest with you. My folks just out there, they reacted [to his presence]. So [Biggie’s people] hit me, we pow-wowed, got him back safe and that was that, man…you know that I’m so real that I never even spoke on it. His folks spoke on that, I never brought it up.”
Check out the full interview over at Hip Hop Wired. The clip from the documentary in question can be found below.