Did Ray J Inadvertently Start The Beef Between Tupac and Biggie? The Internet Thinks So
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Did Ray J Inadvertently Start The Beef Between Tupac and Biggie? The Internet Thinks So

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On June 4, Beyoncé’s internet was set aflame with a rumor that “Wait A Minute” singer Ray J may have started the notorious beef between Tupac and Biggie. 

The founder of Launch Magazine, Steven James, shared his thoughts regarding Brandy’s little brother and Snoop Dogg’s little cousin’s involvement in the East Coast vs. West Coast beef that ultimately led to hip-hop’s most tremendous losses– the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

25 years ago today, Tupac drops Hit Em Up. Faith says nothing happened. Snoop’s cousin is running around Death Row. He’s only 15. He says he saw Faith sitting on Tupac’s lap in the studio.

Wait a minute, ain’t that…,” James wrote on Twitter.

During a 2008 interview, Ray J allegedly confirmed the rumored affair between Biggie’s then-wife, Faith Evans, and Tupac.

“We walked in one day, and Faith was sitting on Pac’s lap while Pac was writing a verse. It was like, ‘What the f–k is going on? That was one of the craziest sights, dog. Faith was in Pac’s lap. I was like, ‘What the f–k? I know I’m not? Is that? It can’t?’ Three weeks later, ‘Hit Em Up’ came out,” the “One Wish” singer detailed.

He even alluded to chilling with Biggie a couple of days before he was tragically killed. 

“I was with B.I.G. two days before he died,” he explained. “I smoked two or three blunts with B.I.G. We watched a Lil Kim video,” Ray J said. “He talked to me about some real sh**. He was gonna get on the remix for ‘Everything That You Want’ off my album, and then two days later, he was dead.”

Of course, Twitter users went nuts over the conspiracy theory.


Faith has vehemently denied having an affair with the “Hit ‘Em Up” rapper. She even weighed in on the infamous photo of the two that fueled the rumors. 

“I was out here to make money as a writer, and that had nothing to do with Tupac whatsoever. That was really just a chance meeting at a club. Actually, Treach — who I knew already — was with him that night, and that’s who actually came and made the introduction.”

Ray J isn’t the only entertainer to insinuate that Faith lied about her affair with Tupac. Producer Delray Richardson appeared in a December 2020 interview and backed up the Love & Hip Hop: LA star’s claim.

You can watch the video below.