Update 08/28/2021 12:37pm:
N.O.R.E. stirred up a bit of controversy recently after referring to Wu-Tang Clan affiliates Killa Beez, Sunz of Man, and Killarmy as "flunkies." Many called out N.O.R.E.'s comments, including Wu-Tang affiliate Shyheim. But the Queens rapper and Drink Champs host has since apologized for his remarks.
“We want to be clear. Our show is fun, our show is about giving flowers, our show is about showing love,” said N.O.R.E. “Every now and then, you know, we might joke a little too much and say something that we wasn’t supposed to say. But our show is about giving flowers and especially to people who’s been there before us, been there as we was there, and definitely after we were there. We [have] always been about that.”
“Especially to Wu-Tang or any Wu-Tang affiliates,” he continued. “But, for us using that word, we are extremely wrong. I was extremely wrong. I was the person that used the word, so I’m gonna take blame of that. I’ma say I’m extremely wrong.”
Original 08/24/2021 2:30pm:
Shyheim fired back at N.O.R.E. after the "Drink Champs" referred to him and other Wu-Tang Clan affiliates Killa Beez, Sunz of Man, and Killarmy as "flunkies."
During last week's episode with Mickey Factz, Blu, and Asher Roth, N.O.R.E. talked about someone having to apologize to Sunz of Man before adding, "You know, the flunky. You know, the n***** that don't even exist. They was like, '[Shyheim is] after him too.'"
While the N.O.R.E. and co-host DJ EFN shared a laugh with their guests, Shyheim reposted the clip on Instagram and spoke out against the remarks.
"FOH F*** you talking bout We the true and living 7 @therealnoreaga," Shyheim wrote while tagging the "Drink Champs" hosts, Wu-Tang Clan, Mickey Factz, Killarmy founder 9thprince, and Timbo King.
In an accompanying video post, Shyheim added, "N***** get drunk and run they mouth, and don't know what you talkin' about. I ain't never been nobody's flunkie or non-existent. I'm the true and living god. I'm in present time, n****. F*** outta here. Flunky n**** I'm Shyheim, n****...and my albums is better than your albums, n****. F*** outta here. Go against my Killa Beez then, n****. N***** always trying to separate the W, like the Clan was the only people that put on for the Ws. Sonz of Man, Killarmy, Shyheim, Royal Fam, Wu Syndicate, La the Darkman, we put on too for the W."
While N.O.R.E. has not responded to Shyheim, DJ EFN commented on the post and took back what was said about the Wu-Tang affiliates being flunkies. He also expressed his desire to have Shyheim and the other artists mentioned on a future episode of the "Drink Champs."
"I got mad respect for all the wu affiliates including you which is why I even mentioned your name," DJ EFN wrote. "I know it came off foul by that word being used but y'all most definitely not flunkys. Much respect and hope to have y'all at the @drinkchamps table."