Lil Cease Shares The Real Reason On Why Biggie Smalls Didn’t Respond To 2pac’s “Hit Em Up”

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Every once in a while, Lil Cease shares a dope hip hop story about the Notorious B.I.G.

During a conversation between Lil Cease and Fat Man Scoop, Cease spoke on the beef between Tupac and Biggie. 

Back in the ’90s, Biggie dropped “Who Shot Ya,” a diss track aimed at Tupac. Tupac responded with “Hit Em’ Up,” which was aimed at Biggie and his crew, Junior Mafia. Biggie ended up not responding and Lil Cease recently shared why.

During Cease’s interview with Fatman Scoop, Cease said that Biggie wanted to handle the Tupac beef situation differently. Cease said Biggie wanted the beef to be squashed. Cease said, 

“At the very beginning, Big didn’t rush in to make a diss track. Nah. Big told everybody ‘if you make a record, I’m not fuckin’ with you. Don’t call me, don’t fuck with me if you respond to anything. So none of us could do it, and Junior Mafia is ready to respond. Lil Kim is ready to respond. But Big was like ‘Nah, we not doing that.’ Cause I think Big was trying to leave it open, so he could really just — yo, what’s up dawg? Come on my n***a! You talking to me, what’s up?”

Cease went on to say the two rappers were never given that chance to bump into one another again. He said, 

“Never ran into him. Never had those type of situations where the opportunity could present itself. I think that’s why Big never really spoke on it. Never really made records about it, cause he knew there was room to fix it. He wanted to fix it. That was his sign of wanting to fix it, by not escalating it. At the end of the day, your pride is your pride. N**gas was mad that he wasn’t responding. Street n***as was around us that really get busy in the streets. But Big was like, ‘nah, chill. I’m not doing that. But if shit come out way, we have to be on point to handle our business.”

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