In a recent interview with Beats1, Shaq shared the story of the time Biggie had to re-record his verse on their collaboration because it was too explicit.
Shaq says that when he was recording his You Can’t Stop The Reign album, he reached out to Diddy and Biggie for a possible collab. When they agreed to do a song, Shaq said he re-recorded his verse several times so that Biggie wouldn’t think it was wack.
“I get the track, and I lay it—I don’t like it. I re-lay it and keep doing it because I don’t want to do it in front of him, in case it’s wack… I called him down, and I played it for him. He was rocking with it.” He said, “He went in there, and when I tell you he killed it in one take, I ain’t never seen nothing like that. But — the first take — and I’m the only one with a copy, and it’ll never get released because I never do it to him… he went in. He was like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s right, my bad. It’s for the kids, for the kids.’ And then he went in and did that verse.”