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VH1 held their first Hip Hop Honors concert in six years at New York City’s Lincoln Center last night. With the theme “All Hail the Queens,” this year’s event recognized female rap legends like Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa and Lil Kim. However, it wasn’t a night to remember for either Rich Homie Quan or Biggie fans during Kim’s performance.

Update: Rich Homie Quan has issued an apology.

Update2: Lil Kim is backing the young homie.

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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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Despite stepping out on stage wearing Big’s trademark Coogi sweater, Quan didn’t do the Brooklyn MC proud after he forgot the lyrics to the Junior M.A.F.I.A. classic “Get Money” and proceeded to awkwardly ad-lib his way through Biggie’s verse. Which begs two questions: why was Rich Homie Quan, of all people, chosen for a Biggie tribute? And why would he not memorize the verse?! (Insert: you-had-one-job.gif)

At least Dej Loaf, Teyana Taylor, Lil’ Mama, French Montana and The LOX were on hand to pay tribute to Lil Kim in style.


Watch Lil Kim’s full performance below:

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