Rivers is catching heat for his accusations on wax
Big Pun is a legend. Like many of his contemporaries who died during the first wave of hip-hop’s takeover of popular music, fans have nearly deified him and his legacy is unassailable.
But much in the same way that Biggie had a problem with domestic abuse, Pun seems to have been abusive toward his children. His son Chris Rivers stirred up quite the controversy when he released the song “Fear Of My Crown.”
The song and its video deal with a father’s abuse toward his family and seems to point the finger right at Pun.
I look into my past and i can barely force a smile
The common misconceptions that parents afford a child
From the fires of experience happiness hand me downs
And the wisdom you acquire not angry and actin wild
Your worse then the bullies, the rapists and pedophiles
It’s you that we should trust to protect us and make us proud
I just try to be the man that you presented to me
Not the man that you showed your friends and you pretended to be
I look in mami’s eyes and say “I kill’em if i could”.
But I’m too damn weak and small and I’m not sure if i even should
But I’ve seen what he’s done to you
And i know it isn’t it good
We’ve Seen This Before
Rivers then turned the song around and praised the strength of mothers and children who come from abusive homes.
“Even if ya home ya neva safe but we can manage this,” he rapped,
“Shout out to the mothers that tried to hold it steady, had a sprained wrist and black eyes and still would make spaghetti.”
The revelation that Pun was an abusive father caused fans to lash out, so much so that Rivers felt the need to sit down and talk out the truth in a new interview.
The outrage was similar to the vibe that went out when Kim started telling people that Biggie was abusive toward her, a story that has since been confirmed by Jermaine Dupri.
The record producer said that Biggie pulled a gun on Kim during an argument in the studio while they were working on an Usher song.
“Biggie pulled the strap on her,” Dupri said in an interview with N.O.R.E. where he was sharing old stories. “To get her to do the verse?” N.O.R.E. asked. “No, to let her know he’d kill her,” Dupri replied.
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Kim confirmed the story in a later interview, adding that outbursts like that were common in their relationship.
“[I]t always turned into a lover’s quarrel or a lover’s nest,” Kim said about Big’s presence in the studio on Hot 97. “Although I wanted him to be there to make sure my sh-t was tight, my music, everything got to be tight, but a lot of times, it wasn’t the best thing.”
“That was probably one of the times where it wasn’t the best thing,” she added.
What do you think? Should Rivers be making these accusations well after Pun’s death? Do you believe that he’s merely rapping what he knows and attempting to be honest with his fans?
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