Fabolous once confronted Suge Knight over comments he made about him on Hot 97, according to Spider Loc.
The former Death Row affiliate spoke about the encounter during a recent interview with Cam Capone News, where he claimed the Brooklyn rapper stepped to Suge outside a music venue in Los Angeles after he shaded him on the New York radio station.
“I recall when Suge first got out, he was in New York — I wasn’t with him — but he went on Hot 97 and said, ‘The new Row, we looking for these type of artists — street n-ggas, cool thug n-ggas, not no Fabolous-type n-ggas.’ He made a statement to that effect,” he said.
“Shortly thereafter, we was outside the House of Blues trying to get in to a Def Jam party, and they had strict orders not to let Suge in. Suge was trying to push this line to get in, but they had the Sheriff standing right there kinda deep like, ‘Aight, try if you want to.’”
He added: “Throughout that process, Fabolous pulled up in a little two-seater Benz and called Suge over. Suge went to lean in the window — I’m mobbed up with him — and then Fabolous got at him like, ‘Man, what’s up with that shit you was saying on the radio?’”
“Based on what Suge said and who I thought Suge was, I was surprised to hear him say, ‘Oh, you know it ain’t like that. We ain’t talking about n-ggas like you,’” he continued. “Fabolous, to my surprise, he approached Suge about, ‘The shit you said me about me on the radio in New York. Here I am in L.A. and yeah, it’s on my mind, what’s happening?’
“He ain’t go super barky-barky on Suge, but he got at him like a man, he brought it up and Suge turned it into a laughy, jokey, play-y, ‘I didn’t mean it like that’ situation. I was kinda shocked and impressed to see that Fabolous stood on that position at that type of time with Suge.”
Fabolous caught wind of Spider Loc’s story and confirmed that he did indeed have a conversation with Suge Knight, but denied it was a “confrontation.”
“No cap i ain’t confront him [crying face emoji],” he commented on The Hip Hop Wolf’s Instagram post. “We did speak about it tho. But in a man to man convo. & FYI He was at House of Blues in LA wit 50 n-ggas. it was no confronting SUGE in that era/time [crying face emoji].”
“[Suge] blowin’ on a cigar and shit, took three pulls, blew that shit in the air, dropped the cigar on the floor and then stepped on it,” he said during an Instagram Live last month. “After that, them little Mexican n-ggas were scared. They see all these New York goons like what’s poppin’.
“Eminem came back with the vest. Eminem was outside with them. Dre wasn’t outside. 50 wasn’t outside, but Eminem was outside. I guess they had to protect they breadwinner. Eminem put on his vest and ran back outside with us. Shout out to Eminem.”