During a recent interview with Spin Magazine, Coolio told the story of how he had to stop 2Pac and his crew from doing serious damage to veteran Compton rapper King Tee. According to Coolio, Tee drunkenly started the fight and Pac and posse were in a position to end it:
One night we were at Prince’s club Glam Slam. King Tee, he had a drinking problem, was there and he sees Pac wearing a burgundy bandana. Tee tells him to take it off, and Pac refuses. Then Tee tries to snatch it off of Pac’s head, so — bam! — he gets socked in the face. The fight spills out of the club, and now they’re separated. Pac crosses the street to where his crew is, but Tee follows him over there to talk more s—.
All these guys start whooping his a–, like…
[Stands and kicks the couch furiously with both legs; our recorder falls off the arm.]
So I run across the street and get over him. [On all fours.] And I yell, “Pac, make them stop!” He’s like, “Cool, you saw him! He started it!” And I’m like, “You know he’s a drunk!” So Pac calls them off and helps me up, like, “He’s lucky you were here.” And he was, too. I picked up Tee and pretty much carried him back.
King Tee didn’t take too kindly to Coolio’s sharing of this story and took to Twitter to voice his disdain and question Coolio’s contribution to Hip-Hop.
Needless to say we hope that this situation doesn’t turn ugly and that it is resolved peacefully sooner than later.