OK, to say that we are taking petitioning to new heights would be an understatement. If you watched VH1’s Hip Hop Honors award show on July 11th, when ATL rapper, Rich Homie Quan stood in for the late Notorious B.I.G.’s set during Lil’ Kim performance, then you will probably see why someone would want the rapper to be banned (It was a lackluster performance where Quan did not know the words to the song – ‘Get Money’).
Seriously, if we are banning people from genres now, then there are many more rappers we can think of who should be added to the list!
In Rich Homie Quan’s defense, he did issue an apology for his screw up, and the apology was graciously accepted by Lil’ Kim. It was not his fault that they thought it was appropriate to have a down south rapper, rap the part of an east coast emcee. After all, the young rapper was likely not even born at that time!
I assure you that I never intended to disrespect Biggie Smalls. 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. Rich Homie Baby
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