N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN apologized to Sunz of Man rappers, Killarmy and 9th Prince when they were referred to as “flunkies” when speaking about the time time Joe Budden got knocked out.
Noreaga actually made the offensive remarks but Mickey Factz and DJ EFN laughed along.
Sunz of Man were upset.
“Every now and then, we might joke a little too much and might say something we wasn’t supposed to say, but our show is about giving flowers. And especially for people who came before as, while we was there and definitely after we was there. We’ve always been about that,” N.O.R.E. said addressing the joke.
“As far as the word that was used, we take ownership. That should have never come out like that. That’s not what you meant,” said DJ EFN.
The pair said conversations were had behind the scenes.
“It was just used toward them [Sunz of Man]. I never even mentioned these other guys’ names. Not me,” he adds. “And when you mentioned these other guys’ names, you mentioned it in respect. When Mickey Factz mentioned the other guys’ names, I believe Killarmy, it was out of respect. We all about giving love, we all about giving flowers — not taking away flowers.”