Canibus Apologizes For Written Freestyle

A video clip of Canibus breaking out a notepad to help him in his battle against Dizaster went viral over the weekend with many hip-hop fans mocking the lyricist for daring to pull out a written rhyme during a freestyle.

In an open letter on his Tumblr account, Canibus attempted to explain the reason for doing what he did and follow with an apology to all those involved, especially his fans.

“The day of the battle my memory and mental state wasn’t 100% due to these circumstances,” Can-I-bus began writing. “I knew this, so I brought my copybook to practice the 30 plus pages of infinite rhymes that I had structured for Dizaster. The stitches in the back of my head were hurting me and my shoulder was killing me, but The Ripper doesn’t need medication, he controls pain with his mind.

“The fans paid money, as did the KOTD staff, so even though there was nothing left in my mental tank, I reached for what is now the infamous notepad and decided to read my infinite rhymes,” he added. “Needless to say, the results were underwhelming and it didn’t look right, but now, realizing the actions that preceded the event I’m sure you all understand.”

He closed out the statement by issuing apologies to all those involved.

“Firstly, I want to apologize first to ‘Subject 10’ whose vehicle I abandoned when the agents were approaching me. Secondly, I’d like to apologize to Supernat because I made him come support me and stand behind me for that embarrassment. Thirdly, I’d like to apologize to all The Rippers in attendance who I let down. Finally, I’d like to apologize to Dizaster and the entire KOTD staff. I tried my best and stood there like the solider I am, but there was nothing I can do. As I said in the event, I could only do what I can do. For everyone who seems to be making a mockery out of my just- Remember this; dinosaurs once ruled the planet, Rome was once a powerhouse, The Blazers drafted Greg Oden, and every dog has its day. Doubt me and you will be defeated.”—Jakinder Singh

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  • Mike

    I was embarrassed for him and I don’t even like Canibus…

  • Brand-New

    I heard of rappers having “weed carriers” in their entourage, but the notebook carrier must be a new thing.

  • TruthBeTold

    lost all respect for this dude.. just goes to show you how fake some of your favourite rappers are. dizaster didnt have to write fuck all down because he spoke truth and he knew his shit and thats what fucked can-i-bus in the end. dude had this huge ego an came out tryin to be this big heavy battle rapper, an all diz had to do was flip that shit on him. also goes to show you how uncreative and unoriginal POSERS can be without their ghost writers or publisists telling them what to do or say. btw those “30 plus pages of infinite rhymes” were terrible, which is good , its actually inspiring because if douche bags like this can make it in the rap game than pretty much anyone can.

    • sg

      STFU if u can do it better than canibus then u do it bitch

  • nocturnal

    Yes….. Truth you are so right…. i saw the whole battle and it was pathetic…. he actually started reciting lines from “2nd round knockout” but changed the name from ll to dizaster… and that white boy MURDERED HIM!!! even when he broke out the pad and started reading… the dude still replied and MURDERED HIM!!! I have never laughed so hard in my life… to think I once put canibus up there with em..lyrically.. but he need to change his name from “Can I Bus” to “Boy I Suk”….

  • something25

    He staged it, Rip the Jacker would never battle someone without songs. . .