After a stellar BET Awards, we just knew that VH1 was going to do an equally amazing job with their VH1 Hip Hop Honors on Monday night–but the show is trending for an entirely different reason.
Although the broadcast celebrated female pioneers in hip hop like Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot, and Salt-N-Pepa, it’s Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan’s performance that has everyone talking.
Quan took the stage to rhyme with honoree Lil’ Kim on the 1995 anthem, “Get Money.” Rocking a Coogi sweater, he tried to emulate the Notorious B.I.G.–and forgot the words.
Quan stumbled over the lyrics, rapping about playing “Nintendo with Cease and Alamo.”
Hip hop lovers hung their heads in shame, and Black Twitter went in.
— Spike Cee (@ceedotcee) July 12, 2016
— El Padrino (@Taurian_B) July 12, 2016
“Get Money” is a classic. Dawg had no excuse. He should’ve been sitting home on his living room floor learning these damn lyrics @cthagod
— Ayide Borges (@ayide) July 12, 2016
Classic hip hop deserves to appreciated–the whole reason behind the VH1 Hip Hop Honors. If you’re going to get on stage with a legend, do them justice and learn the words.
What you say, what you say, uh.