Biggie's "Hypnotized" Allegedly Targets Faith Evans Over Tupac Cheating Rumors

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One of Tupac's collaborators, Delray Richardson, speaks on the subliminal shots thrown in Biggie's "Hypnotize."

It's been over twenty years since the deaths of both Biggie Smalls and Tupac, but there are way more details to their feud than what's been told in the past. It feels like every so often, one of the associates of Biggie or Tupac shares an untold story about their beef. In a recent interview with The Art of Dialogue, one of 'Pac's collaborators revealed that Biggie's "Hypnotize" had a subliminal shot towards Faith Evans for allegedly creeping with Tupac.

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Biggie's hit single, "Hypnotize" had a subliminal thrown towards his wife, Faith Evans, according to Delray Richardson. Richardson was a frequent collaborator of Tupac during the rapper's life. According to Richardson, Biggie took subliminal shots by referencing the shooting at Faith Evans' BMW M3. “Dare I squeeze three at your Cherry M3, bang every MC easily,” he raps on the track. The line seems to stem from Evans' alleged affair with Tupac.

He explained that saw a cherry red BMW M3 pull up which Faith was driving before Pac pulled up and began conversing with her for a while. During Evans' appearance on Drink Champs, she said that she met Tupac after Treach introduced them. However, Richardson refuted these claims.

“She described how Treach introduced her to Tupac inside the club," he said. "Like I said before, she pulled up behind to Pac at the Hollywood Athletic Club and it was clear what I seen with my own eyes that her and Pac had already met before they got inside the club."

Richardson then jumped into the bar from Biggie. 

"I was there at the Hollywood Athletic Club. That was a subliminal shot to her driving the M3 BMW -- and for those people saying 'it's just a coincidence,' if you go listen to the song 'Long Kiss Good Night,' when Biggie says, 'Heard through the grapevine, you got fucked four times/ Damn that three to nine, fucked you up for real though.' Another subliminal shot at rumors that Tupac got fucked in jail."

Peep the full interview below. 

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