Styles P Didn’t Diss Aaliyah

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The alleged Styles P verbal shot at Aaliyah has long been one of the biggest rumors amongst the online hip-hop community. During the Roc-A-Fella, D-Block beef days, Styles apparently spit a lyric that went like this,“Rock the boat rock the boat / That’s one less bitch in a Roc-A-Wear coat.”

The audio has never been officially released but for years hip-hop fans have claimed that they have heard the verse at one point or another. Last week, a member of The Coli message board finally came through with a low-quality audio rip of the song. After much discussion on the message board, another member of the community claimed that the whole thing was a prank set up by him and his friend to piss off Roc-A-Fella fans:

ok, so everyone who has ever claimed to have heard this song or any variation of it other than what i posted here is full of shyt because it never exsisted. how do I know? I started the muthafucking rumor over 10 years ago. Thats right. the same song you here in this thread is the same song I personally posted on the roc-a-fella and the ruff ryders fan forums back in the days. me and my friend did the shyt initially to piss off some roc-a-fella fans. i did the voice of both jada and styles and my friend mixed it to sound authentic. we used three different crowds, not looped but chopped and layered over each other. we was suprised they actually thought it was real but we took it down not long after we put it up. we had it hosted on a webpage so folks could listen but not download, it could have been geocities or something. my homie handled that part. so yeah after we took it down we saw all these posts about the song pop up on other forums and we used to laugh our asses off. we watched as it changed from what it was to somehow being over “jigga my nikka” (which is at least another swizz beat), to being a dj clue exclusive over “jigga that nikka” on a mixtape that was only available on casette. people started quoting it and changing up the lyrics and shyt. but its not real. none of it. styles never dissed aaliyah. you know how every rumor has an origin, well this is how this one started. it was a joke that people took for real and just kept growing. i watched this shyt unfold and yeah i felt kinda bad about it but people insisted that they heard it

Yesterday, Styles took part in Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” series and when prompted with the question, Styles shot down the rumor for good. “I just heard it and all I have to say to that is, when did I ever have that flow? when was I ever wack?,” said Styles.

[Reddit]