LL Cool J laughed off claims that The Notorious B.I.G. sent a shot at him on “Who Shot Ya?” after the theory began floating around recently.
According to journalist Bonsu Thompson, Biggie dissed the Queens icon on “Who Shot Ya?” and LL responded by firing back on “I Shot Ya.”
Thompson made his claims during an appearance on Sway in the Morning earlier this year. So when LL Cool J stopped by the show to promote his upcoming Rock The Bells Festival, host Sway Calloway asked him to address the theory.
“I need him to stick to his day job, and if that is his day job, he might wanna reassess that s###,” LL jokingly began. “I got love for him, I’m just teasing.
LL Cool J went on to say there’s no truth to Thompson’s claims because he was with The Notorious B.I.G. when he recorded the song.
“No, that’s not true. I’m in the studio when Biggie wrote ‘Who Shot Ya?’” he explained. “Like, I was literally in the studio when he made the song. I was literally, physically in the studio with Notorious B.I.G. when he wrote ‘Who Shot Ya?’”
The rap legend believes Biggie wasn’t taking aim at a specific MC but challenging all his peers.
“He was doing what rappers do: ‘Old school, new School.’ He’s saying whoever want it, can get it. That’s regular,” he added. “Now it’s about selling swag, and that’s okay, I’m not judging but I’m just saying, that’s 100 percent false.”
Before leaving, LL Cool J also dropped off a fresh new freestyle. Watch it below.