Funk Flex Apologizes To Wu-Tang Clan For Past Hot 97 Beef

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Funk Flex backstage portrait at House Party NYC at Webster Hall on September 17, 2015 (Photo by Nicky Digital/http://NickyDigital.com/Corbis via Getty Images)
Funk Flex has apologized for Hot 97's dispute with Wu-Tang Clan.

Funk Flex has posted an apology to RZA and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan for their beef over the years. The Hot 97 DJ shared the message on Instagram, Saturday. He explained that he regrets not putting their dispute, which dates back over twenty years, to bed.

“I WANNA TAKE THIS TIME TO APOLOGIZE TO THE @RZA AND THE ENTIRE @WUTANGCLAN !!! ALMOST 25YRS AGO THE GROUP, ME AND HOT97 HAD A DISAGREEMENT THAT TO ME NEVER GOT PUT TO BED. AND I APOLOGIZE!” Flex wrote i the caption of a photo of himself with RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 14: FunkFlex performs onstage at the 2017 Hot for the Holidays concert at Prudential Center on December 14, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)

“LOOKING BACK AT THIS 20 SUMTHIN YEARS LATER.. WE GONNA MAKE UP FOR THE TIME WE MISSED…” he further wrote. “THE WORLDS GREATEST RAP GROUP AND THE WORLDS GREATEST RADIO STATIONS ARE GOING TO COME TOGETHER BRING U SOMETHING AMAZING!”

Raekwon commented on the post: “Nothing but love Blackman! And that’s Reciprical!!!!!.” RZA also commented three Wu-hands emojis.

Wu-Tang Clan detailed their beef with Hot 97 during the group’s 2019 docuseries Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men. Inspectah Deck claimed Hot 97 threatened to pull their music if the group didn't perform at Summer Jam in 1997. On stage at the event, Ghostface Killah lead the crowd in a “Fuck Hot 97!” chant.

“They didn’t play our records for like the next 10 years,” Deck explained, while adding that they got other radio stations to join in the boycott as well. “Us not being involved while they playing the Biggie shit, they playing Nas shit, everybody that was rocking with us at the time. That affected our sales, that affected our touring, that affected everything. That affected our presence.”

Wu-Tang Clan previously mended their relationship with Hot 97 by playing Summer Jam in 2013. The group aren't the only artists Funk Flex has blacklisted over the years. He also recently stopped playing music by 6ix9ine, but has since gone back on that decision. Check out Funk Flex's apology to Wu-Tang Clan on Instagram below.

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