Pimp C: "If You Don't F**k' Wit' 2pac, I Ain't F**kin' Wit' You", Referring To Jay-Z
Jay-Z's misogynistic and sexist hit song "Big Pimpin" reached number #18 on the Billboard 200 when it was released in April 2000. The track is notable for featuring legendary southern rap group UGK on guest vocals. However, according to Too Short there was a lot of back-n-forth before that feature happened.
The reason for the hesitation was because of Pimp C's reservations against working with anybody who wasn't down with the late great Tupac "2Pac" Shakur. During the East-Coast Vs West-Coast beef, Jay-Z was one of 2Pac's targets along with a host of other East-Coast rappers. And obviously, Pimp C's admiration for Tupac made him conflicted about dropping a verse on Jay-Z's song, who at the time was pretty much the hottest artist in the rap game.
In this #ITalkedToPimpC BET video, Too Short shares his insights into what eventually led to Pimp C' decision to record his verse on Jay-Z's hit song "Big Pimpin".