Benzino Recalls 1994 Source Awards, Says Tupac Punked Q-Tip (Video)

By BallerStatus Staff   /   Published 09/13/11

Tuesday (September 13) is the 15th anniversary of the death of the hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur. Throughout his career, he had several memorable moments. One specifically, is when he bum-rushed the stage at the 1994 Source Awards, punking Q-Tip of legendary hip-hop trio, A Tribe Called Quest.

In a recent interview The Source co-founder Benzino recalled the incident, explaining what happened.

Q-Tip was set to begin his acceptance speech for an award he just won, but instead, Pac snatched up the soundman, made him cue up "Out On Bail," and he stormed onto the stage, interrupting Q-Tip's moment.

"They threw they sh** in, and on cue, [Tupac] went up there and did 'Out On Bail' with eight, nine n****s," Zino said. "[Q-Tip] didn't do nothing. I just remember someone came backstage ... somebody was crying, one of them n****s was crying like 'Yo, it was f***ed up.' "

Rest in peace Tupac. He was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P7ARDQ57U5WQX5JDFFBSW2R3HQ Eric

    He deserved it.

  • Anonymous

    its ok tho..
    Q-Tip was always civilized (unlike 2Pac)
    and wise enough to know karma is the strongest
    and most absolute force in the universe..
    the energy one puts out into the universe
    always comes back 360..
    right after 2Pac pulled that monkey shit
    you see he got robbed, shot up twice,
    bankrupted, and gunned down in cold blood shortly after..
    Q-TIP IS STILL HERE touring the world,
    making music, owns his own businesses, with a film in theatres 
    receiving the blessings..
    2Pac was just another black devil..
    a house nigga too if you really do the knowledge to it...
    thug life was absolutely no match for karma!!!
    and he had to get returned to the esscence..
    peace to the gods and goddesses

  • Mr George3rd

    Yeah that was so "gangsta", Pac needed nine people to punk Q-Tip. And they respect this asshole? That means he was always WEAK, because he NEVER did anything like a man. If you're thug only when you got ten people with you then you're really a bitch. 

  • Danny

    So what about the energy you're putting out now hypocrite? Tupac was an amazing person who did more in 25 years on this earth than most people do in their entire life. Yes he made plenty of mistakes but he also did a great deal of good and made alot of people happy. I highly doubt Q-Tip will be revered in the same way Tupac is when he eventually passes.

  • Anonymous

    Danny the only reason 2pac is so "revered" is because of the negative energy he put out..
    nig-ruhs like you are easy to lead in the wrong direction and hard to lead in the right..
    thug life continues to keep the prison system and the funeral homes jam packed 15 years after that black devil got justice served to him..
    2pac made it his business to go at other brothers but not 1 time did he go
    at jimmy iovine or  the rest of them crackers at interscope that was pimpin and rapin the
    shit outta him...
    shit... even jerry heller was in on it if you do the research..
    NIGGAZ (not gods) love 2pac cause yall share the same house negro traits, characteristics, and self hatred he that he did..  thats all...
    absolute!!!

  • Outlaw

    Says the dipshit sitting safely from behind his keyboard.

  • Anonymous

    Danny 2pac only made devilish inhabitants of the planet such as yourself " happy"
    that negroe was plum evil and spiteful and it all came back to him.
    2pacs weapon of choice was that old 'playing the victim/sympathetic ear'
    - tear jerker  "feel me" bullshit lol fuckouttahere
    I take my hat off to the nigga that took the head offa that snake !
    2pacs just a mere novelty now like ozzy osborne or kiss or meatloaf
    or any of them devils that once had a spell on the youth.
    2pac being a tan devil made him 7 times worst than them tho

  • Marisol

    Holla if ya hear me!!! Rip Tupac

  • Anonymous

    CO-SIGN ODDBODY AND INCROWD 1000%
    THERES NO MORE TIME FOR MONKEY SHINE, SO-CALLED THUGGIN, AND  THE NIGGA-ISM THAT TUPAC PERPETUATED. THE GODS ARE HERE AND THE LEVELS AND FREQUENCYS ARE HIGH

  • Mr George3rd

    I notice you wrote that sitting safely behind your keyboard.

  • SWAGGABOI23

    WTF R U YALL TAKLIN BUOT? THE REAL DEVILS ARE THE RAPPERS NOW WHO RAP ABOUT THE DEVIL AND DISS JESUS AND RAP ABOUT NOTHIN BUT CARS AND MATERIAL BULLSHIT, PAC RAPPED ABOUT HAVING A MOM ON CRACK, ABUOT A BABY BEING THROWN IN THE TRASH CUZ THE GIRL COULDNT AFORD TO HAVE HIM, ABOUT BLACKL STRUGGLE, ABOUT BLACK LOVE, WTF R U DUM ASSES SAYIN TUPAC IS THE DEVIL AND TUPAC IS WEAK, PAC GOT SHOT FIVE TIMES AND SURVIVEDM AND STILL WENT OUT AND SPOKE HIS MIND..U GUYS R STUPID HATIN ASS BITCHES..I AGREE WIT ODDBODY FIRST COMMENT

  • Guest

    Black Devil? please STFU watch Pac's interviews get to see his view of things and understand where he was coming from. He has a message and people started trying to bring him down, he made some mistake but he was still a young man learning. Even so he accomplished more than most people do in a lifetime.

  • June16th

    I bet you're white :)

    ..and ... U are absolutely far from being positive right now with all that brouhaha you unnecessarily typed, along with the rest of folks on this that dislike or hate the man. You simply misunderstand him and just view him from the surface...and He was clearly someone deeper than the surface. Now the way I see it , if no one here can relate to that, much less understand that...then this world so too damn shallow.

  • Carmellove18

    Y'all white people always talking down on Pac though. Like damn let his soul rest. Pac was one of the realist rappers who did have a message for everything so stfu y'all WHITE people just judge any BLACK person & don't be knowing a damn thing oh yeah & half of y'all white women was in love with Tupac so y'all can really keep quiet , like who doesn't like pac? The fuck. #riptupac #much love!