The Outlawz, a hip-hop group founded by Tupac Shakur, have honored the late rapper’s legacy and responded to recent controversial remarks made about Pac by New York radio host Funkmaster Flex.
Group member E.D.I. Mean said Flex is nothing less than a hypocrite against Pac.
“What he was saying on stage that night that was stirring up more of that negative energy,” E.D.I. explained, “so I don’t know what he was trying to accomplish by doing that. I really feel like he was just playin’ to the crowd…because you can’t say you don’t like his negative energy when that’s all you doing is stirring it back up.” (XXL Mag)
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)
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)
Check out Funkmaster Flex speaking on Tupac Shakur below: