News: Q-Tip, DJ Green Lantern, Adrienne Bailon & More Remember Big Pun

Sunday, Feb 7, 2010 10:24AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Q-Tip, DJ Green Lantern, Adrienne Bailon and more have paid homage to the late rapper Christopher "Big Pun" Rios on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Writing via Twitter, Tip also sent his well wishes to the Rios family.

"R.I.P. BIG PUN... may god continue to bless his family.#ripbigpun," he wrote in an attempt to make Pun a trending topic. (Q-Tip's Twitter)

Green Lantern showed his respect by reciting one of Pun's most popular rhymes.

"RT @itsSeanC @Djsoulnyc, @dj_greenlantern, @therealbuckwild@itsSeanC @Lvizual = Big Pun anniversary tribute," he wrote. "RT @noreaga #ripbigpun!!!! "Dead in the middle of little italy, little did we know that we riddled a middleman that didnt know diddley".. #ripbigpun." (DJ Green Lantern's Twitter)

Bailon also dropped one of Pun's rhymes in honor of his memory.

"RT @IamRicoLove: I'm not a player I just crush a lot#ripbigpun," she wrote Sunday (February 7) morning. (Adrienne Bailon's Twitter)

Pun associate N.O.R.E. expressed the rapper's impact and legacy on his life.

"@noreaga 2/7/2000 the late GREAT BIGPUN passed away..everyone give a moment of silence AND SHOW RESPECT (via @ThaEntertainer)#ripbigpunabout 3 hours ago from Tweetie....@OGOchoCinco rest n peace big pun #ripbigpun show some love to legend who is gone homey!!! I knew this day would come I'm a little sensitive thinking bout my brother pass me a beer I got this I'm sorry y'all tears come to me when I think of my brother f*ck it I'm a man not scared to cry!!!!#ripbigpun D*mn i'm really getting weak right Now I'm have a moment#ripbigpun If we can't make this a trending topic then f*ck Twitter#ripbigpun." (N.O.R.E.'s Twitter)

Pun passed away from a heart attack ten years ago.

At Fat Joe's urging, he checked into a weight-loss clinic in North Carolina, where he lost 80 pounds. However, he returned to the Bronx before finishing the program, and gained back everything he'd lost, plus some extra; reports had his weight fluctuating between 450-700 pounds during his last few years. Tragically, but perhaps not unpredictably, Big Punisher suffered a fatal heart attack on February 7, 2000; he was only 28 years old, and left behind a wife and three children. (All Music)

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