You’re Killin’ Me: Liza Rios
Big Pun’s Back! No just kidding, Big Pun has been physically dead for a while now. You probably think I’m crazy then because “what about that song called Big Pun’s back by…Joell Ortiz?”
So is Big Pun alive or not? Is Joell Ortiz an undercover Big Pun? Is Pun living in the Caribbean alongside ‘Pac? “Damit Quez, stop confusing me, is Big Pun alive or not?!”
Enough playing around, let’s get down to business. Recently 2.0 Boy Joell Ortiz remixed Rick Ross’ Tupac back and made a tribute to his hero Big Pun. He called it “Big Pun’s Back”. Nothing wrong with that; unless you’re Pun’s widow Liza Rios. Mrs. Rios took to facebook to express her disgust about Ortiz’s “Big Pun’s Back”. She said,
“A lot of people are asking how I feel about Joell Ortiz’s ‘Big Pun Back.’ Well, it was a good attempt on Joell Ortiz’s part BUT a BIG PUN he will never be!” she wrote. “[I] found it a bit disrespectful that he would say he’s the next Christopher Lee Rios, to say the least, with no regards to me and my family, especially my son, PUN’S ONLY SON, which should Be the ONLY one to claim that BIG PUN is Back.”
But she wasn’t done by saying,“If Pun’s torch is being passed down then it will be to his son. It’s his birth right, not Joell’s,” she continued. “And, the fact that he didn’t even ask to begin with to see if I was kool [with him] passing the torch is disrespectful!! Point blank. At the end of the day, only how I feel matters ’cause that’s my husband, my name, my torch to pass!!”. Oh shut up Liza Rios, who are you trying to fool?
Here’s what’s really going down. Liza is cool with Joell and deep down she appreciates Joell’s tribute. Joell Ortiz once performed with Pun’s urn onstage, so c’mon Liza Rios. If you read between the lines you can unmask her true intentions on starting up this controversy. Liza Rios is simply trying to get Little Pun’s name out. Like most people I haven’t heard one of Lil’ Pun’s songs. But you can’t blame her she’s just trying to help her son. But it still pisses me off since Joell was paying tribute to Pun, It’s not fair to Joell.
Either that or Liza doesn’t know what a metaphor is. Joell only feels like Pun but he’s not Pun. There will never be another Christopher Rios.
Liza Rios you’re killin’ me!
Check out the Joell Ortiz – Big Pun’s Back Lyrics