To be honest with you, Chris Lighty saved my life. I used to hustle in the streets, big time. All the guys I hustled with doing 75 years in jail, right? He came to me, told me I could rap and gave me my record deal in the middle of the streets in the Bronx. So he literally saved my life. I would’ve never been anything if it wasn’t for him. So I know 50 Cent is gone be there, but I’m thinking ‘alright, we just gone do a tribute to Chris.’ So when we went over there to do the rehearsal, 50 came to my ear and he whispered words to me, and they were gentlemen-like. And I said ‘you know what, this is what Chris wanted, you know we leave it at that and we do something positive for hip hop. God bless you and your family, and God bless me and my family.’ That’s all.
On His Feelings About Ending the Beef:
It was hard for me. This was like Palestine, Israel, B. But we still chose the mature route and said ‘you know what, this beef ain’t about nothin. So let’s just move on, let’s do it for Chris, and do it for hip hop.’ I always knew this beef was gonna go bad, this wasn’t a Nas and Jay-Z. And I never thought it would end like this, and let’s just move on with life, ya know?
On The Chris Lighty Tribute Performance:
Everybody better tune in to that performance. This might’ve been the best hip hop collaboration show ever, this tribute. Busta, Tribe Called Quest…it’s crazy how it went down! It’s really, really, crazy!