Joell Ortiz ‘Surprised’ by Big Pun’s Widow’s Response to ‘Big Pun Back’

As previously reported, Big Pun’s wife, Liza Rios, took to her Facebook page earlier this week to address Joell Ortiz’s “Big Pun Back” track, which she apparently found offensive. Today (June 8), the Slaughterhouse member told New York’s Hot 97 radio host Angie Martinez that he was “surprised” and “confused” by her reaction.

“First of all, I’m not sitting here without someone like Big Pun,” Ortiz acknowledged during the interview. “[Rick Ross and Meek Millz] did ‘Tupac Back,’ Maino did ‘Biggie Back,’ so I was like, ‘alright, here’s my due. I got this one. Let me do this one.’ When that stuff happened, I was surprised. I really didn’t get it. I don’t understand where it was coming from. From the beginning of my career, I’ve done tributes to him.”

Martinez interrupted to remind “Mr. Yaow” that Pun’s sister had actually called him about it, which the Puerto Rican rapper recognized. “She thanked me,” he said, before continuing to speak on Rios’ response.

“I couldn’t grasp why Liza’s response was like that,” Ortiz said. “She’s embraced me every time I’ve done something. I’ve done tributes, freestyles on his birthday, almost annually. I performed with the man’s urn on stage for her. I don’t know where this is coming from. I’m confused. I’m not angry. I can’t be mad at her ’cause she’s cool. I didn’t know I had to check in this time. I never checked in when I did something for her husband. I thought she’d be like, ‘yeah!’ But it’s alright.”

The Brooklyn MC is scheduled to appear at this Sunday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City. His Free Agent album is in stores now.—Mariel Concepcion

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  • Kyd Chyllen

    He only fucked up on the song by saying “I’m the new CHRISTOPHER RIOS of rap”. I could understand why she’s tight.

  • ripsta

    shes a bitch. fuck her. she would rather cell dvd’s talking shit about how pun hit her and how awful a husband he was… fuck liza. 4real!

    • fastflipper

      your right on this man

      she complaining all the time about everything

      fuck her

  • Fireforreal

    She stays complaining. She wants to be known as puns wife at the same time she had the dvd and the show on E where she talked about all the ass whoopins she received and living in fear. Fat joe helped her out with a few nice sized checks just for her to come at him months later like she’s broke and then talks shit about joe lol she needs to get her head checked. Joell is the truth and it is a tribute and Pun would be honored even if she isn’t.

    • Afi K. James

      I’m not condoming pun for what he did to his wife either, yeah he abused her and that’s wrong, but she cheated on him just as much as he did.
      and liza shitted on nicole rodriuguez, nicole tried to help her, but liza shitted on her.

  • Ch*l*z

    Just pay homage in proper way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!