Nas‘ brother, Jungle, recalls almost getting into a fight with 2Pac during an appearance on Apple Music 1’s Rap Life Radio.
The duo told Ebro Darden that things went left after Jungle proudly proclaimed his loyalty to Mobb Deep in front of the late rapper.
“I’m in the seats at the spot. And somebody came and said, ‘Yeah, your brother and them is getting it on in the lobby or whatever,’ or something like that,” explained Nas. “So I got up and I went out there, but it was already squashed at that point.”
Jungle said Nas was presenting an award and he ran into 2Pac while grabbing a beverage.
“I went to get a drink and I saw this girl that looked lost,” Jungle said, citing his young age at the time of this incident. “So I’m like, ‘Where are you going?’ She’s like, ‘I’m looking for my friends.’ I said, ‘Who?’ ‘Death Row.’ I was like, ‘What? When I see one of them, I’m going to take a chain.’ And then she was laughing. I was trying to make her laugh to come get a drink with me. But I was on some Queensbridge Mobb Deep shit. It’s like, yeah, Mobb Deep in the house. I’m going to take a chain.”
Shortly after, the Death Row crew were walking in Jungle and the young woman’s direction. “I yelled it out, ‘Yo, Mobb Deep in the house. I will take a Death Row chain,'” he said. “They came right back with Pac, and he’s looking like, ‘Who said that?’ … And I was like, ‘Oh god.’ And I was with his guy, Moose, and Moose was like, ‘Man, yo, I got you. I see everybody and they don’t even know I’m with you.’ And he’s like this karate expert from Queens bridge. … I said it again, ‘Mobb Deep, what’s up Pac? What’s up? I’ll take your chain right now.’ And then they surrounded me again. They surrounded me, all, ‘What’s up with you? All it is. And Death Row, we here to die. You don’t know Death Row.’ They had razors in their hands, everything.”
2Pac had beef with Mobb Deep and things hit a peak when Pac referenced Prodigy’s battle with sickle cell disease on the 1996 diss track, “Hit Em Up.”