8 days ago
Hi kids, today I’m here to talk about Fiasogate: The Beef That Never Was. I really never would have addressed this because it’s such a minor thing, but the past few months I’ve had several people bring it up, so here I am with a quick little Lupe history. First, there was never a beef. Yet whenever I mention Q-Tip as a top 5 favorite rapper/artist, people go “Oh what about their beef/Fiascogate?” ... And yeah, what about it?? So here it is, the whole (short) dumb story that was blown out of proportions and people apparently still don’t understand....In 2007, Lupe messed up the lyrics to Electric Relaxation on VH1 Honors, and slipped up on Scenario as well. Lupe only did the event/songs, despite not knowing them well enough, because Q-Tip had insisted that he do so. Lupe took to the internet to say he never really grew up on Tribe, and had more of a gangster rap upbringing. He claimed he’d never even heard MM in its entirety. He said he originally turned down the tribute event when the label brought it to him, for the aforementioned reasons, but because it was Tip asking Lupe be a part of it, he gave in. So the whole thing was mostly put to rest when Q said he had love and respect for Lupe a short while after. Looking back on it in 2017, Q-Tip said:
“N*ggas was on him! I was like, that’s the young bruh, let me just reach out, it’s all good. We was talking and he was like, ‘I never meant no offense.’ I was like, ‘it’s all good!’ At one point, he was like, ‘I see you trying to teach me a lesson.’ We both had a little laugh about it. It was always cool with bro.”
So what you have to realize is this was never an issue with the PEOPLE like it is with Cudi and Lu. The issue was with the internet. With old heads and people further removed from the core situation, people like N.O.R.E. and bloggers. They thought Lupe was just some arrogant young dude who didn’t respect Tribe. Obviously that wasn’t the case. All of this is just to say there was no beef. Never was. Two of my favorites, just let it be. So, please don’t bring up “Fiascogate” anymore 🙄😂 I’m sure you can google and find more info somewhere, but this concludes the post that shouldn’t need to exist.