Decades after their unfortunate and deadly feud, more people than ever ant to know what went down between Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Moreover, tales emerged from all over: family members, close friends, industry connections... you name it. However, this most recent bit of alleged information may surprise some out there, though it may just be a clout chase. Moreover, DJ Vlad recently sat down with Lance "Un" Rivera, who doubled down on an earlier claim from 2017 that Biggie cried when he heard the legendary "Hit 'Em Up" diss.
"When Tupac finally did get out of jail and whatever happened with Suge and Interscope- he came home, and at that moment in time, Big was the biggest rapper on the planet," Un stated. "He was huge. I'm talking about he was on fire. He had sold two million albums probably at that time. The Mafia was pushing a million." Un worked closely with Biggie Smalls, financing his music career early on and becoming an executive for Undeas Recordings. That was the partnership between The Notorious B.I.G. and Atlantic Records that housed Junior M.A.F.I.A.
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Lance "Un" Rivera Claims Biggie Smalls Took "Hit 'Em Up" Pretty Hard
"So we had this hit record called 'Get Money' and we had a remix to it and all of a sudden, Pac comes home and we're at a video shoot and somebody plays 'Hit 'Em Up' for us and we all looked at each other like, 'What the f**k just happened?'" he continued. "Because like I said, that record was hot. It was big. 'Cause me personally like I said, I'm ready to go to war. I wanted to shoot a video the next day, make a song the next day and make one of those videos targeting Suge and Death Row. And Big was like, 'Nah we're not gonna do anything. We're not gonna even respond.'" Then, DJ Vlad referenced the earlier interview where he made the claim about Biggie Smalls crying when he heard the diss. Un stood by his statement.
"I was in the room when he heard Faith and 2Pac," he said of his reaction back in 2017. "He cried like a baby!" In his talk with Vlad six years later, Un gave his theory as to why Tupac dropped the diss. "The real reason was the fact that Biggie was huge. He was huge and he needed... Like I said, Nas, Biggie, and Pac- those were the top. Pac went to jail, he did whatever he did so now Biggie has staked claim to the King of Hip Hop. 'I'm the target now, I'm the king.' So now everybody else is like, 'Okay, I got to get back.'" Drop what you thought of this claim in the comments and return to HNHH for more on Biggie Smalls.
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