E-40 Speaks On Fake Notorious B.I.G. Concert In Sacramento

E-40 denies having ever set up a fake concert for Biggie that almost got the New York legend killed.

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.

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23 Comments

  • what

    Niggas are so stupid man, always trying to kill one another for stupid reason man, they kill big and pac and left 2 big holes that will never be fill by these wack ass mc out here, and i alway respect that nigga E40 the bude is a real smart nigga man

  • I Salute the Youth

    I do honestly believe that New Yorkers associate folks talking bad about Biggie with folks talking bad about them. Sean Combs used that to his advantage and made millions off of it. People in New York praise Biggie as the best, when he raps just like Chub Rock, just because they think him losing is about them losing. Bad Boy and Biggie getting the shit dissed out of them was nothing against the people of New York, it was about them fake azz clowns over at Bad Boy which includes Biggie. People under the age of 30 in New York show love to all coast, just like White folks under 30 do for blacks, who have racist parents and grandparents. It's so funny how old school New Yorkers and old school racist white people can't let go of the hate. I salute the youth for not judging because of color and coast.

  • firealarm

    There's old ass video of this incident being explained by his people and 40 Water himself, I'm not sure how this is some myth. The story has always been consistent.

  • seATLien

    Living on the west coast during the whole "east coast vs west coast" rivalry and being over 30 today I assure you that we were not buying into it. The media played the bad boy vs death row as such. Everyone I knew had love for both camps and both coasts. This "scam" did not work on us. The media sure made you believe it.

    • Anonymous

      naw bruh iam in graduate school @ sacramento state university studing social sceince, but aint got time for these hoe ass NY hatiin niggas..

    • Anonymous

      Both you two are but school drop out i am willing to bet

    • Anonymous

      nigga fuck you its 916 you bitch ass nigga we dont play that soft ass fake ass NY shit you hoe ass nigga! this the capitol of the largest state you hatin as nigga! we bang on yall soft ass east coast heads

  • bestrappersrgone

    and of course pimp c* shieeeet

  • bestrappersrgone

    r.i.p. to the best rappers of all time. tupac biggie johnny ca$h pretty black killa keise cougnut freako and of course mac dre

  • Anonymous

    it ain't and never will be about, "fuck new york", it was about "fuck bad boy" and anybody who was for them. Puffy ran the best scam on the people of new york. he made them think that, anybody talking negative about biggie, was talking about all new yorkers. that scam worked on everyone 30 years old and up, but the new generation has more sense. the youth got worldwide, so spread love.

    • Reality

      Puffy and his staff did brainwash people in New York and some of the people on the east coast. Almost everyone over the age of 30 in New York and the east coast, associate people dissing Biggie Smalls, with people dissing them. The younger generation see through that scam and show love to whomever sounds good to them, regardless of what coast the artist is from.

    • Anonymous

      except for all the unnecessary caps I agree with this post

    • Anonymous

      SOME MORE DUM SH!T. NYC CATS BEEN HAD LUV FOR THE LEFTSIDE. WE WERE LISTENING TO KING TEE, ICE T, NWA, SNOOP & DOGG POUND, EIHT, QUIK, DIGITAL UNDERGROUND, DEL & HIERO, PHARCYDE, LUNIZ ALL OF THAT. VIDEO MUSIC BOX KEPT US IN TUNE WITH WHAT THEM N!GGAS WAS DOING OVER THERE & IF ANYTHING, SOME N!GGAS FELL IN LUV WITH ALL THE PALM TREES, SUN, CARS AND B!TCHES THEY SAW. EAST COAST N!GGAS LUV MENACE 2 SOCIETY & BOYZ IN DA HOOD. HO' ASS N!GGA ICE CUBE CAME OVER TO NYC AND GOT LUV. N!GGAS WASN'T FEELING THAT "NEW YORK, NEW YORK" VIDEO WHEN SNOOP WAS CRUSHING THE BUILDINGS. N!GGAS WASN'T REALLY ROCKIN' WITH TIM DOG AND THAT "FCUK COMPTON" SONG LIKE THAT EITHER. MEDIA TOOK THAT SNOOP VIDEO AND 'PAC BEING ANGRY AND SPUN THAT SH!T, THEM TIMES THEY WERE LOOKING FOR ANY REASON TO SHUT DOWN RAP BUT N!GGAS KNEW IT WAS DEATH ROW V BAD BOY, WU-TANG, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, ERIC B & RAKIM, EPMD/HIT SQUAD, BRAND NUBIAN, PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH, GANG STARR, KRS-ONE & MORE N!GGAS GETTING MONEY OFF RAP THEN AIN'T HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH TUPAC, DEATH ROW OR LEFTCOAST N!GGAS. FCUK SCAM U TALKING ABOUT. AS FOR THE NEW N!GGAS, TYGA GOT ROBBED BY HIS OLD CREW, YOUNG BERG WAS FOOD, SLIM DUNKIN GOT POPPED OVER SOME ALLEGED CANDY, WAKA GOT POPPED, SOULJA GOT ROBBED, BRISCO GOT ROBBED, THAT YOUNG KID IN CALI SWAG DISTRICT GOT KILLED, THAT OTHER YOUNG RAP CAT WHO GOT POPPED A WHILE AGO IN A MALL, HOPSIN DISSING TYLER, TYGA'S TOUR BUS GETTING SPRAYED AT, THEM ODD FUTURE BOYS PUNCHING CAMERA LADIES. YO' BREATH SMELLS FROM THAT SH!T U TALKING. FOH

  • Anonymous

    When keepin it real goes wrong

  • YADONTSAY?!

    *GASP* what? no internet bravery? no fuck new york hater talk? no "biggie was overrated/ tupac etc etc" none of that bullshit? Im fuckin shocked...though Im SURE its coming...

    • asap pop

      no, we just don't like lames like you. you gasping like a heaux.

    • Don't need bravery for Biggie

      Biggie was a fake gangster, pimp and don.......Lil Kim and Faith pimped him for millions. He wasn't getting beautiful women because of his looks, it was the money. He didn't deserve to be murdered in cold blood, so rest in peace to him, but just keep it real.

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