Former Westside Connection member Mack 10 has opened up about breaking apart from Ice Cube and explained how the rapper’s wife may have played a key role in their fall out.
According to Mack, an argument led to their falling out.
“Basically, I didn’t do anything to him and he didn’t do anything to me,” Mack said in an interview. “We had an argument and I guess it was taken the wrong way because his wife was present. If she wasn’t there, we would probably still be doing records. His brother-in-law was disrespectful in a certain way. I don’t know what kind of dude he is now, but back then he was disrespectful. It was brought to Cube about 3 or 4 times before the bullsh*t happened. If I bring something to you 3 or 4 times and you don’t do anything about it – I mean just because a kid is your kid doesn’t mean he has the right to go spitting about anybody. The argument and the brother-in-law wasn’t worth throwing away The Westside Connection over in my opinion. When I heard the ‘kiss the ring’ comment I just had to laugh because that’s comedy. That’s where I’m at with it. I don’t know what he’s tripping off of.” (All Hip Hop)
As of late, Cube has been blogging about Westside Connection and Mack.
“New Westside Connection? Nothing planned. But just for the record. I own the rights. I put Mack-10 in the Connect gang, he didn’t put me in. That’s my sh*t.,” he wrote in a posting last month. (Ice Cube’s Blog)
Initial speculation on their falling out began to spread online around 2007.
After the last album something went wrong between one time friends Ice Cube and Mack 10. The two artists who in the past supported each others careers to the fullest are no longer on speaking terms. According to MG Insiders after their last WSC release, Mack became upset that Cube wouldn’t go on a second tour to support the album and the two artists clashed! Others have stated Cube felt slighted by Mack’s disrespect after going out of his way to secure him a deal for Hoo Bangin’ via Capitol Records. So much so that he has performed WSC songs without Mack 10, even when he’s at the same venue at the same time. Ice Cube has even gone as far as to remove Mack 10’s name from his lyrics when he’s performing songs. (Mahogany Girl)
Westside Connection is known for coming together as a rap crew around the mid-1990’s.
The rap supergroup Westside Connection came together in late 1996, comprising Ice Cube, Mack 10, and WC (of WC & the Madd Circle). The trio released the single “Bow Down” in September, and it reached number 21 on the singles charts. The subsequent album, also titled Bow Down, hit number two and quickly achieved gold status. Subsequent work, like 1998’s The Shadiest One, appeared under WC’s name. (All Music)
Listen to West Side Connection’s “Bow Down” below: