Sometimes artists don’t even realize how far their words can travel. Fabolous found himself in a tricky predicament when what he thought was a harmless jab from 2010’s “For the Money” comparing Beyoncé to her sister Solange actually came back to haunt him when Bey pressed him about it later.
“Because if you could have Beyoncé, would you take Solange?” he raps on the Nicki Minaj-assisted record. Fab recalled the incident when asked about him being more careful with his punch lines later in his career during a Thursday (Jan. 23) interview with The Breakfast Club. “The first person I saw was Bey, and Beyoncé was like, ‘Yo, let me holler at you.’ She was just telling me that they rock with me,” he explained.
Fab said Beyoncé was gracious about the entire situation. “Punch line-y style is just to say something to be catchy and metaphoric, but I didn’t see the deeper side of it,” the Brooklyn native said. “And Beyoncé, I ain’t gonna share the exact conversation, but she told me, ‘[These are] people. Saying something like that can personally hurt her.’ And I said, ‘You know what? I get it.’ I said, ‘Yo, when I see Solange, I’ll apologize to her.'”
The 42-year-old eventually got to apologize to Solange in-person at the SoHo House in NYC, but she was pretty stonefaced about the whole ordeal. “I seen her, so I was like, all right, let me beeline to Solange and apologize, And Solange, she was stiff. I’m like, ‘Hey! What’s up?’ And I was like, ‘Yo, I just want you to know I didn’t mean it in any malice, but I do take responsibility for saying that and I apologize,'” Fab said.
Watch the interview below.