“I feel like ‘Pac,” DJ Khaled said during a recent interview with Life+Times. “I feel like Biggie. We ain’t say I am ‘Pac or I am Biggie. That’s where you have to use your intelligence. Wheoever’s thinking that it’s supposed to be a negative vibe, I’m confused ’cause I don’t understand it. It’s nothin’ but love. Of course you have people talking this and that, but I think they misunderstand the energy. The energy is ‘I Feel Like ‘Pac/I Feel Like Biggie.’ They the greatest ever. Nobody’s better than them.”
Ma$e was believed to be a critic of the song. Soon after it was released, the Harlem, New York emcee posted an Instagram image of The Notorious B.I.G. lamenting that his former colleague’s memory was being “watered down.”
During his Life+Times interview, DJ Khaled also explained the significance of creating an album titled Suffering from Success.
“Biggie told us ‘Mo Money, ‘Mo Problems,'” Khaled said. “Now when I look at anybody that’s an icon or a legend in this game, I triple-respect them now. I look at Birdman, I gotta salute him. I look at Puff Dady, I gotta salute him. Jay Z, a Biggie, a ‘Pac, all the great ones, I extra-salute them more than I ever did because I know they had to go through a lot of bullshit because they was on top. When you climbin’ that mountain, they root for you. When you get to the top, it’s a whole ‘nother movie. That’s why you have to respect the great ones, the ones that stay on top, because that ain’t easy. It comes with a lot of bullshit. The great ones that survive all that and overcome all that are the best. We the fuckin’ best.”