Onyx members Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz appeared on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club for an interesting interview this week, where things got heated with host Charlamagne Tha God and they took a stroll through their history in music.
After breaking down their start with Jam Master Jay and where their style originated from, Fredro was asked about his fued with 50 Cent… and he broke it down.
After crediting the issue over him helping 50 rival, Domination, he says they had a run-in.
“N*ggas tried to swing on me. N*ggas missed,” Fredro explained. “You know what I’m saying? Some physical sh*t happened. So, we left it at that. I haven’t spoken to the n*gga since and that’s what it is.
“You never seen a n*gga punch me in the eye… ever. 50 Cent, whoever. I bangs out,” he added. “ said he did. I said he didn’t do nothing. I said the n*gga ran — him, Tony Yayo, all them n*ggas. I ain’t gotta front.”
Both members Sticky and Fredro also discussed Onyx’s early years, saying the group came together with help from Jam Master Jay who signed a deal with them two years after their first meeting.
“We met Jam Master Jay,” Fredro said. “Rest in peace. The God. He put us on. We met him at a traffic jam. I think it was Jones Beach. And going from Jones Beach when you try to go home from Jones Beach it’s like a block party. Cause it’s like traffic. You can’t go nowhere. So, he was right next to us in a black van. I seen Jay smoking. I was like ‘Yo, can we smoke with you?’ He was like ‘Come in the van.’ When we came in the van we just vibed with him.
“And he’s like ‘Yo, take my number.’ Two years later we had a deal with him… We was into that house, hip-hop. You know what I’m saying? So, when we first started—when we was 15 that’s how we transitioned from coming in the game. We was down with the Tribe Called Quest and the De La Soul. We was down with all that… Our style changed because we changed as people. We got harder.”