I am equal to everything and anything that is around me. Therefore I must deal with it with so much respect and I must get that respect back. And I’m not going to explain the obvious. And I’m not here to win, I’m here to exist.
That’s like me being mad at my little brother cause he get cash now. No I’m not mad at that, I’m just mad at my little brother when he don’t respect me. Now when you don’t respect me Imma spank ya ass I don’t give a fuck how rich you got on the block I’m your BIG brother. I will break your big ass down!! [on beef with Biggie]
Everybody that thinks that I disrespected or.. I LOVE my East coast fans, I’m from there. I’m eatin New York pizza, I drive New York jeeps, wanna hear New York…. but I’m sayin let’s keep it real for a second. If you half the lover of music that you are, STUDY. Go back and study. Study how Party and Bullshit was me BEFORE I met Biggie. You don’t hear my style in his rap. Study how AFTER I met Biggie, Ready 2 Die come out, his whole style change. STUDY. Study why I would be mad! Study why I would be mad when half of New York, half of the major New York rappers or they managers or they agents or they SOMEbody was there when I got shot and nobody could give me no information. Just study that! Study how when Wu-Tang got their chain snatched at 6-6-deuce, I not only found WHO did it, but gave them the message that if they wanna see the niggas that did it they could see em! Man to Man! Just you and them, no guns no nothin. If you feel like that. That’s all I asked for.
Yes I did say Thug Life was dead, yes I bowed out, all of that. But when they said that, they breathed new life in me. And Thug Life not only became a rap group, but it became a way of life FO’ LIFE for me. Because they disrespected me, my name, my family, what I had been through. They said that I couldn’t be in pain. I could not feel, I could not be hurt.
It’s time for us as a people to start making some changes. Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live, and let’s change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do what we gotta do to survive.
I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.