Queens native and former G-Unit member Bang Em Smurf has been talking a lot lately. The rapper recently shared that there was a time when he and Eminem almost killed disgraced music executive Suge Knight.
According to Bang Em, who let loose in a video with 9 Side Entertainment, the former Death Row Records CEO once showed up to 50 Cent’s video shoot for “In Da Club.” Bang Em Smurf, who was getting his haircut and smoking tons of weed at the time, said he got a call from Sha Money XL telling him Knight was on the set.
“When Suge came up, I ran inside first ’cause I’m getting a haircut and sh*t at the time,” he says in the clip. “I’m all the way back in the trailer getting a haircut and sh*t, so Sha Money XL call me like, ‘Yo, Suge on the set!’ I’m getting a haircut; I ain’t hear him right. We smokin’ Cali [inaudible] so I’m super high. I hung up on the n-gga ’cause I’m thinking he tellin’ me rush back to the set like they ready to shoot. My phone ring again. Sha Money again like, ‘Yo, n-gga Suge Knight is on the set!’
“I threw the cape off and sh*t. We all runnin’ and sh*t’cause it’s a big ass L.A. studio […] I see Ace and Ace seen Suge first, too. I’m starstruck at the time ’cause this is my first time seeing Suge […] I had to shake that off though like, ‘Oh sh*t, I ran passed him like I’m about to kill you n-gga.’ So I ran inside like, ‘Yo, Suge outside. What do you want me to do? Blow his head off? ‘Cause my Connecticut n-ggas was there, too. My n-gga Dream. He do armed security for Fab right now. So if I’m lying, y’all can ask Dream and my n-gga Big Vic.”
Suge was outside, someone who shouldn’t be kept waiting. The obvious question was there about what they should do next. That is when fear set in, but action still needed to be taken as Bang Em continued telling the story.
“I ran to the side, like, ‘Yo, this n-gga Suge outside. What do you want me to do? Blow his head off?’” he continues. “Because I already knew if I blew Suge head off, I’m playing like I’m scared for my life, ’cause remember Suge had that image already, so I knew if I killed him I would’ve done like five years. That’s nothing and I would have been playing like I was scared for my life. This Suge Knight.”
Smurf picked up a 2×4 board, but was told to put it down. Then he said to Knight, “Yo, Suge. What’s poppin?!” just to let him know he wasn’t intimidated.
“He blowin’ on a cigar and sh*t, took three pulls, blew that sh*tin the air, dropped the cigar on the floor and then stepped on it,” he added. “[…] After that, them little Mexican n***** were scared. They see all these New York goons like what’s poppin’.
“Eminem came back with the vest. Eminem was outside with them. Dre wasn’t outside. 50 wasn’t outside, but Eminem was outside. I guess they had to protect they breadwinner. Eminem put on his vest and ran back outside with us. Shout out to Eminem.”
While it is not shocking that a known ruffian like Suge was ready for some beef, Bang Em Smurf said rap legend Eminem joined him, coming outside to see Knight in a bulletproof vest. Bang Em Smurf, who admits he was a “hyper n****” at the time, was ready to kill Knight but told to back off. He was only willing to do it because he thought he could claim self-defense due to Knight’s reputation in the rap community.
Bang Em Smurf said that once he was clear about what was happening, he ran back to his people. Though ready to go to war, he said he was “star struck” because of Suge Knight’s legacy.
Bizarre said of the situation, “It was like a standoff. I know it sounds like a f*cking made-up movie, but it’s really true. We was shooting the ‘In Da Club’ video and somebody said, ‘Suge Knight here!’ And I was at the bar, gang was there…and they stopped and Suge came in with 30 Mexicans like you said, which is weird. And I just remember … Smurf or 50 was like, ‘What’s up man? Whatchu wanna do?’ Suge looked at him and he took a puff of his cigar, and he blew it out and he did like this and he left. Just some LA-type sh*t, intimidation-type sh*t.”
Smurf felt confident about stepping to the Cali Blood because he was there with not just his G-Unit guys, but his Connecticut folk and the Shadyville guys. However, Smurf says, when he ran up to 50 Cent to get the green light, the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper was cool on the drama, telling him with a laugh to “hold it down.” You can check out his whole interview below.
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