West Coast rapper Crooked I has broken his silence on New York radio personality Funkmaster Flex recently sharing his controversial stance on the late Tupac Shakur.
Admitting he was shocked, Crooked said leaked footage of Flex speaking out against Pac was nothing less than disrespectful.
“A lot of people are really questioning the reason why this is surfacing so many years after 2Pac’s death,” Crooked I said. “It’s straight up disrespectful. The man is in his grave, and his mother is active in hip-hop. She don’t wanna hear anybody speaking on her son like that–especially over things that happened years ago. I watched it several times, because I really couldn’t believe somebody as powerful as Flex would speak on 2Pac like that in public…I think the days of us not being able to support both artists are over. I can like Biggie and ‘Pac at the same time. I think the days of that being a divide are finished. It should be over.” (“The Wake Up Show”)
Based off a leaked clip, Flex is seen and heard sharing an anti-Pac view of the late hip-hop mogul.
“There are those that don’t f*ck with Tupac,” Flex said in some leaked concert footage. “F*ck n*ggas sucking Tupac’s d*ck. I don’t suck Tupac’s d*ck. Make some noise if you miss f*cking Biggie Smalls. Brooklyn, let’s go!” (YouTube)
Following the leak, Flex quickly stepped forward and clarified his remarks.
“I know everyone saw a short clip of me saying some things about Tupac in a nightclub,” Flex said on his Hot 97 radio show. “I know some of his fans are upset because they feel he’s not here to defend himself. Let me be the first one to say not only do I respect his music, I respect what he put down. I respect the records he made, the records he sold, his positive energy in the beginning, the great records he made and I know how passionate he was about his music. That’s not where any of this came from and yeah it came out at the wrong time and I know people only saw that little piece so you don’t know what exactly was going on that night. I want to keep it so one hundred today, I feel a certain way. It’s just how I feel — Yes, he was very talented and yet he made great records, and I also think he brought a negative energy into the game with the beefing — and the threats of what was going on and yes, it happened to be most of the artists were from New York City.” (Hot 97)
Despite his clarification, Pac protege Hussein Fatal expressed his frustrations toward the outspoken radio host.
“Who cares about what Flex says,” the rapper told XXL. “He’s a f*cking mut, his drivin’ sh*t was weak, he look like a fat midget with lil’ titties, nobody cares about him.” (XXL Mag)
Check out Funkmaster Flex speaking on Tupac Shakur below: