Anonymous asked: What is HOV's weed story ?
Back in 1996 Biggie visited Jay-Z in Miami during the filming of the Ain’t No Nigga video. Hov had always looked down on smoking pot as counterproductive (“fuck that weed, it keeps you broke”), and only rarely does so on vacation - “I could count the number of times I’d smoked trees,” Hov writes in Decoded. But on set when Big asked him to smoke, he said to himself, “Relax, you’re not on the streets anymore”. So he smoked one of Biggie’s cigar-thick joints, and got stoned out of his mind just before they started shooting. Everyone at the shoot, including Dame Dash, Kareem “Burke” Biggs, Foxy Brown, Irv Gotti, Mic Geronimo, and Abdul Malik Abbott were all dying of laughter. Biggie kept leaning in to Hov and telling him “I got you!”. According to Hov it took him 20 minutes in his room to gather his wits and be ready to focus on the shoot. Later he told Biggie “never again!”.