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

  • Kam

    THIS LADY IS MAD THAT HER SON SUCKS AT RAPPING AND THAT SHE AINT GETTIN CUT A CHECK OFF THIS SHIT LOL JOELL WAS JUST PAYIN HOMAGE AND KEEPING PUN’S NAME ALIVE IN A GOOD WAY…TOO BAD SHE CAN’T SEE THAT, SHE TOO BUSY AIRIN’ HER MAN OUT ON VH1 -_- SHAME

    • digisnacks

      shes taking it in tha complete wrong wayy..and everyone is right, she jus wanted some dough..or attention thats anotha thing people do these days

  • http://xxlmag C_lo

    I feel you a little on that Kam. It’s been a few things I heard over the years of his passing thats just a little disrespectful on her part. Eventhough he’s gone that doesn’t give her the right to air their “OLD” dirty laundry out in the streets. Joell meant no harm by the tribute so whats the fuss about?????

  • alderman j

    This bitch bitter, and broke, she didnt care about PUN, she fucked his brother, bitch is a tramp, thats why pun didnt leave her NOTHING!!

  • PAT

    fuck her man if anyones worthy of doing a tribute ta pun its ortiz

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    I dont see what the big deal is about him, he was waaaaay overrated. Pun was cool an all but really people act like he was a legend.

  • Shawty J

    I’m usually not a fan of homage records, because there is usually a thin line between homage and exploitation. It would be one thing if she was accusing Ortiz of exploiting Pun for his own personal gain, but she’s claiming that song was offensive/ disrespectful to her family. All Ortiz did was pay homage to one of his favorite rappers. He said he was going to be the next Pun as far as his career, it’s not like he said he was going to move into their house and take it over.

  • frank216

    pun was a legend i dont know what kind of hip hop you listen to

  • texasmade

    she needs money…i bet she’s been telling the son to start rapping…now we know why pun would beat her ass, cuz she always be talking

  • texasmade

    pun aint a legend…not enough body of work. not top 5 or 10 maybe top 20

  • Sha

    It sounds like shorty is mad that he didn’t cut a check. It’s obvious to everyone Joell meant it as a compliment.

  • that nigga

    That was just a tribute, she’s takin’ this way to far.

  • G Daddy

    Rest in Peace Homie Ya all need to mind your buisiness disrespect Puns fam you disrespect the man

  • Ortiz is a sellout

    Ortiiz has signed his soul away to Shady records ,all he will ever be now is the “fat boy” of the group always rapping about food.

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