Sticky Fingaz of Onyx has spoken out, saying it was his idea to rush the stage at the 1998 Grammy Awards, but Wu-Tang’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard beat him to it…
The 1998 Grammy Awards are remembered for O.D.B’s unforgettable speech following Wu-Tang’s loss to Puff Daddy for the Best Rap Album award. Creating the notorious phrase, “Wu-Tang is for the children,” O.D.B. admits his dissatisfaction, saying he spent a lot on his outfit before explaining, “Puffy is good, but Wu Tang’s the best.”
The event’s taken on a new turn as Sticky Fingaz explained his side of the story for Forbez DVD. Moments before O.D.B. took to the stage, Sticky revealed his plans, “I’m like, ‘Yo, I’m going to go shut this shit down…I ain’t even have tickets to the Grammys! We just walked through security, talking to each other like we supposed to be here…I said, ‘Yo, I’m about to go shut this shit down, basically go onstage and promote the motherfuckin’ album!'”
Sticky continued: “I told the nigga my plan, he’s like, alright! Along the way, I stopped to talk about a mothafuckin’ bitch…I walk into the auditorium, open the door, and who the fuck do I see onstage? O.D.B. I’m like, ‘This mothafucka stole my shit and did it without me?'”
The Queens rapper maintains there are no hard feelings towards O.D.B, although it is pretty easy to have an argument with somebody who can’t answer back.
Either way, “Onyx is for the children?” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
Words by Patrick Swift.