(AllHipHop News) Rich Homie Quan caught the wrath of the collective internet over the last day because of his horrendous performance at VH1’s 2016 Hip Hop Honors show.
The Atlanta native was tapped to rap The Notorious B.I.G.’s verse during a tribute to Lil Kim’s music career.
Moments after hitting the stage, Quan flubbed Biggie’s lyrics from “Get Money.” The backlash came quick as a torrent of memes spread across the web.
Social media users berated RHQ for what some people felt was a sign of blatant disrespect to the deceased Hip Hop icon.
“The Most” rhymer has now responded to the controversy via a representative. Read Rich Homie Quan’s statement below.
I assure you that I never intended to disrespect the Memory of 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, Biggie Smalls 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 New York, my fans, Biggie Smalls, Biggie Smalls fans, 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.