In the latest episode of Drink Champs, Tony Yayo joins DJ EFN and N.O.R.E to share his unbelievable journey in the music industry. From his early days with 50 Cent and G-Unit to his experiences with iconic artists like Nas and Jay-Z, Tony Yayo provides an inside look into the challenges, triumphs, and controversies that shaped his career.
At one point of the interview, Yayo recalled how Eminem handled the altercation with Suge Knight: “It’s the s–t about the Suge. He lights the cigar and he’s trying to see what you gonna do. So, Eminem, 50 Cent, everybody outside, ni–a lights the cigar and I was bugging cause this is where I see Eminem was real. He was like ‘I DON’T GIVE A F–K, MAN!’ I swear, this is where I knew Eminem is the real ni–a. Fifty ni–as outside and he’s like ‘WHAT’S UP!’ and that ni–a Suge just walked away.” said Tony Yayo.
Then he continued: “That Mexican ni–as where kinda confused, like, they did not know what was going on. But the ni–as came outside. Eminem came outside one hundred percent. And Eminem was like ‘I DON’T GIVE A F–K, MAN! ‘I DON’T GIVE A F–K, MAN.’ Remember, it’s documented, Proof told Suge ‘you killed Tupac’ in the middle of the party. Them Detroit ni–as are kinda crazy bro. The Seven, Eight Mile ni–as have always been crazy.”
Later in the interview, Yayo also defended Eminem from people who are trying to discredit his GOAT status.
“The wildest s–t I know about Eminem is ‘Many Men,’ he knew the footsteps in ‘Many Men’ came from poltergeist. Eminem is the type of ni–a who stays in the studio. Eminem is the type of ni–a that has a diss record against you and you won’t even know. And he’s a humble guy. He’s just one of them ni–as who really care about the music.” Yayo.
Then he continued: “We came in the game with beef. We came beefing with The Source magazine. Benzino. So ni–as will say this about Eminem, that about Eminem. This motherf–ker white boy. Culture vulture. But he’s the ni–a that put the ni–as on. You never forget the ni–a who turned the lights on bro. No matter what color or what race he is. I love Eminem.”
“Ni–as be like ‘yo, we do not listen to Eminem in the street club. We don’t listen to Eminem in the car’ but you go to Spotify and he’d still be the number one ni–a in twenty years.” he added.
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