Consequence recently reflected on his beef with Q-Tip during an interview with VladTV. He explained that he felt the legendary A Tribe Called Quest rapper betrayed him by signing with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music back in the day. Cons had just left the label on infamously bad terms.
“I didn’t get any records for Cons TV,” Cons said, referring to his shelved sophomore album, “And maybe not even a year later, ironically, Q-Tip was a G.O.O.D. Music artist and saying that there was going to be a Cruel Winter, which never came out. That was the shadiest shit ever. It was! I mean, he and I resolved it, but it was shady as fuck. And from the person who said, ‘Industry rule No. 4080: record company people are shady,’ and you did that to your cousin? A n***a who would’ve done anything for you?”
Consequence With Kanye West
From there, he explained that he was about to become a father at the time and needed support from his family. “He knew I was having a baby at the time ’cause this is when Caiden was being born. I was furious, yo. I was fu-ri-ous,” he added. “I was more mad about that than with The Ummah [Q-Tip’s production team with J Dilla and Ali Shaheed Muhammad] not coming out because this is my block. I put in the work for this block to be a block; it wasn’t a block when I got here. Even to this day, that’s why you see me take the positioning that I take. I’m a person who can forgive, but I will acknowledge what has occurred. I’m not the secret-keeper and I’m not sweeping nothing under the rug — those are two things I am not doing as a grown man.”
Consequence has since made amends with both Kanye West and Q-Tip. In a statement released back in 2011, Cons explained that he and Q-Tip sat down and discussed things at length. “After a very intense & extensive meeting, Q-Tip & myself have resolved our public & private issues," he said. "With so many manufactured ‘beefs’ in Hip Hop, this situation was very real and shows that their can be resolution through humility & dialogue.”
Consequence On Q-Tip Being "Shady"