Rich Homie Quan Apologizes To The Entire City Of New York For Fucking Up Biggie Smalls Verse

Rich Homie performed with Lil Kim at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors last night, and he kind of fucked it up. He was supposed to deliver Biggie Smalls’ verse on Junior Mafia’s “Get Money,” but he had a little trouble remembering the lyrics, changing “play Nintendo with Cease and Nino” to “play Nintendo with Cease at Alamo” before dropping out for a while altogether. Fucking up a Biggie verse at an awards show is really not something that you want to do, and the internet has had a field day mocking the young Atlanta rapper. Now, Rich Homie Quan has been forced to issue a statement apologizing to Biggie and the entire city of New York, citing technical difficulties and nervousness as the reasons for his mistake:

I assure you that I never intended to disrespect 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 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 to New York, my fans, Biggie Small, 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.

Watch the fateful performance below.

UPDATE: Lil Kim has responded via Instagram:

Spoken like a true giant. I loved you before and I’m gonna love you after Rich Homie. People make mistakes and things happen sometimes that we can’t fix or undo. If you guys only knew the technical difficulties that went on behind the scenes. I would like to thank my friend @richhomiequan for coming through for me at the last minute. It’s all love ??

Spoken like a true giant. I loved you before and I'm gonna love you after Rich Homie. People make mistakes and things happen sometimes that we can't fix or undo. If you guys only knew the technical difficulties that went on behind the scenes. I would like to thank my friend @richhomiequan for coming through for me at the last minute. It's all love ?? #Repost @richhomiequan with ??? I assure you that I never intended to disrespect 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 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 to New York, my fans, Biggie Small, 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. Rich Homie Baby

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