Beyoncé criticized rapper Fabolous for a 2010 lyric comparing her to younger sister Solange Knowles.
The 42-year-old rapper during an appearance Thursday on The Breakfast Club on 105.1 FM in New York City revealed that Beyoncé, 38, didn’t appreciate the line in For The Money that goes, ‘If you could have Beyoncé, would you take Solange?’.
Fabolous, real name John David Jackson, said as a punchline rapper at the time he didn’t know the ‘seriousness’ that his lines carried.
Lyric criticism: Beyoncé, shown in July in London, took rapper Fabolous to task over a lyric comparing her to younger sister Solange Knowles he revealed Thursday on The Breakfast Club
‘The first person I saw was Bey, and Beyoncé was like, ”Yo, let me holler at you”,’ Fabolous told hosts Charlamagne tha God, 41, Angela Yee, 44, and DJ Envy, 42.
‘She was just telling me that they rock with me. And I really didn’t even think when I was saying it,’ Fabolous said.
‘I just didn’t really connect to it like that. Punch line-y style is just to say something to be catchy and metaphoric, but I didn’t see the deeper side of it. And Beyoncé, I ain’t gonna share the exact conversation, but she told me this is people. Saying something like that can personally hurt her. And I said, ”You know what? I get it.” I said, ”Yo, when I see Solange, I’ll apologize to her”,’ he added.
Fabolous said he eventually saw Solange, 33, who gave him a frosty welcome.
Punchline rapper: Fabolous, shown in July in New York City, said he was a punchline rapper at the time who didn’t understand the ‘seriousness’ behind his lyrics until speaking to Beyoncé
‘I ended up seeing her at Soho House one day. It was years ago. Even the song was years ago, but I’m saying this is how I realized that,’ Fabolous said.
‘I seen her, so I was like, all right, let me beeline to Solange and apologize. And Solange, she was stiff. I’m like, ”Hey! What’s up?”,’ he continued.
‘She was like, ”What up?”,’ Fabolous said with a serious tone.
Tight bond: Solange, shown with Beyoncé in May 2016 in New York City, is the younger sister of the music superstar
‘And I was like, ”Yo, I just want you to know I didn’t mean it in any malice, but I do take responsibility for saying that and I apologize”,’ he relayed.
Fabolous stressed that Beyoncé was ‘graceful’ when she checked him and he learned the sisters heard the song in a club ‘bopping to the music’ when the line came across.
Charlamagne tha God, real name Lenard Larry McKelvey, joked that Fabolous got off lucky considering the infamous 2014 security video showing Solange punching and kicking at Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z, 50, in an elevator.
‘She blessed you. She let you live,’ Charlamagne quipped.
Off easy: Fabolous, shown last month in Atlanta, shared that he also apologized to Solange
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