Rich Homie Quan Apologizes for Messing Up Biggie Lyrics at VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Rich Homie Quan
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Rich Homie Quan arrives for "VH1's Hip Hop Honors: All Hail The Queens" on July 11, 2016 at Lincoln Center in New York.

Rich Homie Quan has been catching heat online since he messed up Biggie Smalls' lyrics on 'Get Money' during his performance with Lil Kim at Monday night's VH1 Hip Hop Honors show. Now he has issued a statement apologizing for his flub. 

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Quan may have been dressed like the Notorious B.I.G., wearing one of his famous Coogi sweaters for the performance, but did not sound like the late rap icon, as the internet has been quick to point out. When he started into Biggie's verse, the Atlanta emcee misquoted the lyrics changing the line "play Nintendo with Cease and Nino" to "play Nintendo with Cease at Alamo" and then stopped rapping altogether before coming back in with Kim's help. 

In a statement to press, Quan apologized for his error, saying he did not intend to disrespect the rapper nee Christopher Wallace. 

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"I assure you that I never intended to disrespect the Memory of Biggie Smalls," he said. "I have long respected his work and his contribution to the rap game. I greatly apologize not only to Biggie Smalls, but also to all of my fans, Biggie Smalls fans and to New York. The city of New York has been nothing but good to me. I felt honored to stand on stage with artists I grew up listening to. Once on stage I had some technical difficulties and must admit I got nervous. I will forever be sorry New York, my fans, Biggie Smalls, Biggie Smalls Fans,  Lil Kim, and all the Hip Hop community for my performance. I hope you can accept my apology. To Lil Kim, Thank you for the opportunity."

See Quan's performance here: