Rich Homie Quan took the stage on Monday night’s (July 11) VH1 “Hip Hop Honors” show, which commemorated some of the most influential women to ever do it in rap music. But as you may all recall, during Lil Kim’s tribute Quan made a major mistake when he butchered the lyrics to The Notorious B.I.G.’s legendary “Get Money.”
And adding insult to injury, the ceremony took place in New York City. Still, the rapper tried to do everything he could to redeem himself. He took to Instagram, and publicly apologized. “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,” he wrote.
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
Despite the apology however, some rappers still have been giving Quan some flack over the mishap. The Game and Problem recently made a pit stop at TMZ, where they discussed the major hiccup. Game gave the Atlanta rapper a “C’mon man,” and added: “That Biggie verse, that’s our pledge allegiance to the flag. You can’t f*ck that up. You know it.”
The two also stated that while being West Coast natives even they know the verse. Also, referencing the bicoastal wars that took place during B.I.G.’s tenure. “We not supposed to know that. Atlanta is a little closer to New York than Compton and we know that by heart.”
Problem alluded to the fact that probably RHQ wasn’t aware of what he was supposed to do that day. In addition to that, Game also professed that despite the mishap him and Quan are good. “I got business with that man, and he’s a cool dude.”
Thankfully at least these two are taking a more light-hearted approach to dissing Quan a little bit for his mess up. Stay up, Rich Homie. We all make mistakes.
Watch the full segment below.