50 Cent, Fat Joe put beef aside
The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards recently took place and the show honored the biggest names in rap and R&B in 2012. Despite the wins and upsets, the real tearjerker of the night came from a heartfelt tribute to the late and great manager Chris Lightly.
RichVillians.com reports Lightly reportedly took his own life earlier this year after having a fight with his ex-wife. He had been a staple in the hip hop industry for decades, acting as a manager to such stars as 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, Diddy and Fat Joe among others.
Rivals 50 Cent and Fat Joe decided to put their beef with one another aside during the tribute in order to show their respect for the man they each felt was like family. Lightly had long advocated for the two rappers to put their differences aside. Joe opened up about calling the truce during an interview on Philadelphia's Hot 107.9 radio show.
"He always wanted me and 50 to make peace, but we was just being stubborn and ignoring him, you know? I came [to the BET Hip Hop Awards] to do the tribute. I knew 50 was gonna be there, but I came there thinking 'We gon' do this for Chris.' While I was there, 50 came and whispered something in my ear that was very gentleman-like. And I'm a gentleman, man. I don't dislike people," Joe told the radio hosts, according to BET. "I'm one of the most lovable dudes in hip hop, believe it or not. So he said the right things and there was a handshake involved and that was that. It just took two grown men to say 'This is for Chris Lightly, this is for hip hop. Let's move on with our lives.'"
Do you think the beef is really over?