Nas' Brother Jungle Details His Altercation With 2Pac & Death Row At MTV VMAs
The Queensbridge native opened up about the situation on the debut episode of 'Smoke Champs,' which premieres on October 31.
Tupac Shakur may be physically gone, but his legacy firmly lives on. Twenty-five years after his murder, he remains a consistent topic of conversation in Hip Hop circles. Case in point, Nas’ brother Jungle recently sat down with the Smoke Champs podcast for the debut episode where he revisited an altercation he had with the late rap legend and Death Row while attending the MTV Video Music Awards in the 1990s.
In the clip, Jungle explains it all started when 2Pac dissed Mobb Deep on “Hit Em Up” in 1996. To him, that translated to dissing all of Queensbridge where Nas and Jungle are from.
Around that time, that’s when the 2Pac-Mobb Deep shit happen … he didn’t say anything about Nas, but he shitted on Mobb Deep so you shitted on Queensbridge. And as a kid, KRS did that to Queensbridge and we don’t play that no more. We was at the MTV music awards and Nas had to give an award, so he went to the back. I was like, ‘I’m gonna be at the bar waitin’ for you.’
When I went to the bar, I seen this girl and I’m tryin’ to bag this girl. I’m like, ‘Where you going?’ She’s like, ‘I’m looking for my friends.’ I said, ‘Who’s your friends?’ and she said, ‘Death Row.’ I said, ‘Damn.’ So I was like, ‘You with me. Fuck Death Row.’ She was like, ‘What? They are deep. They’re gonna jump you.’ I was like, ‘What? I will take a chain. When I see them, I’m gonna take a chain.’ She was like, ‘You crazy. You better not try that.’
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While the clip stops there, both Jungle and Nas opened up about that night during an interview with Ebro Darden in August. The story continues with, “I yelled it out, ‘Yo, Mobb Deep in the house. I will take a Death Row chain!’ 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, M