Biggie’s former crew mate has spoken out about one of rap’s most infamous beefs.
Lil Cease gave his opinion on the feud between his former mentor, Notorious B.I.G., and West Coast rival, Tupac Shakur.
Cease stated that he felt the beef would have evaporated over time, had the fatal shootings, which killed first Tupac, and then Biggie, not occurred.
He explained that Tupac’s attitude towards his East Coast rival was influenced by malicious gossip.
"I think if him and B.I.G. would've saw each other and chopped it up after that Source Awards sh*t, the situation would've been different," he told ThisIs50.com. "We saw him on numerous occasions, and nothing happened. We had little words, but nothing happened. He knew B.I.G. I just think the wrong people got in his ear -- the wrong people were feeding him sh*t. And he ran with it. At the end of the day, I think it was all love between them. I think it was just the two -- n*ggas had batteries in their backs and it pushed them in the wrong direction."
In a gesture of reconciliation, Cease collaborated with Tupac’s former crew, The Outlawz, on a 2011 cut, Bury The Hatchet.
- By Fiona Guest