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Big Pun’s Widow Upset By Joell Ortiz’s “Big Pun Back” Track

While fans of Big Pun are content with rapper Joell Ortiz’s recent tribute dedicated to the deceased rapper, the oversized MC’s widow isn’t.

Over the weekend, Liza Rios took to her Facebook page to express her disappointment in the song, saying it is “disrespectful” towards her and Pun’s kids.

“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.

“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!!”

When Joell got wind of Liza’s rant, he immediately tweeted in response:

“Shout to Nicole, Pun’s Sister and MaMa Pun for the kind words. GOD will judge by my intentions. Im good with that. No matter how good your intentions may be there will always be some negativity if you take action. still gotta do what you feel is right.”

Do you find “Big Pun Back” disrespectful? Leave your comments below. —XXL Staff

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