(AllHipHop News) There appears to be a riff happening in Hip-Hop group Naughty by Nature. Late last night a tweet from frontman Treach's Twitter account said that fellow Naughty member, Vinnie, was "fired" from the group, and in a follow-up tweet Treach went on to call Vin Rock a few expletives as well.
Later the certified Naughty by Nature Twitter account tweeted a link from Vinnie's Instagram page. The picture including the caption "Sitting Vin!" and a quote by Native American resistance fighter Sitting Bull that read:
Warriors are not what you what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others.
According to the group's website, Treach, Vinnie, and DJ Kay are scheduled to perform in Durham on May 18th and in North Carolina on May 24th. There is no official statement on Naughty by Nature's site or Twitter feed about the break up or Treach's tweets.
Naughty by Nature have been performing as a unit for nearly 25 years. Their first major hit was 1991's "O.P.P." They went on to release other huge records like "Uptown Anthem" from the Juice soundtrack and the Top 10 single "Hip Hop Hooray."
The group officially stopped recording together in 1999 as each member went on to pursue individual careers. Treach and Vinnie reunited for 2002's IIcons, but it was not until Anthem Inc in 2011 that all three members were associated with an album as Naughty by Nature. The group has been touring around the world together for years.
Calls made to Naughty by Nature's management were not responded to at the time this article was published. AllHipHop will update this story as more details emerge.