Last night, VH1 honored Lil Kim, among others, as part of their "All Hail The Queens" edition of the Hip Hop Honors. The night featured tributes to the Brooklyn legend from Teyana Taylor, Lil Mama, Dej Loaf, and many more, before Kim took the stage herself to perform Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s classic track "Get Money," Rich Homie Quan came out to perform Notorious B.I.G.'s verse from the song, but the Atlanta rapper appeared to forget a significant amount of the lyrics from the verse. Many on Twitter were displeased and reacted strongly to Quan's missteps.
This afternoon, Rich Homie Quan issued an apology to Lil Kim, Notorious B.I.G., and his fans on Instagram. "I assure you that I never intended to disrespect Biggie Smalls. I have long respected his work and his contribution to the rap game," he wrote. "Once on stage I had some technical difficulties and must admit I got nervous. I will forever be sorry to New York, my fans, Biggie Small, Lil Kim, and all the Hip Hop community for my performance."
Update (7/12 8:44 p.m. EST): Lil Kim has responded to Rich Homie Quan's apology statement on Instagram this evening. "Spoken like a true giant. I loved you before and I'm gonna love you after Rich Homie," Lil Kim wrote in her post. "People make mistakes and things happen sometimes that we can't fix or undo." See Lil Kim's full response below.