By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
From “O.P.P.” to O-V-E-R, legendary hip-hop group Naughty By Nature is done. Treach and Kay Gee visited Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to share their displeasure with third member Vin Rock on Friday (May 10).
“It’s been in the making for a while. Every relationship tries to stick it through the hard times, the good times but sometimes you gotta just do your own thing,” said Treach about the falling out with Vinnie, who was not at the interview. “You know our kids is grown now, you last it out for the kids sometimes.”
Treach implied that Vinnie was not a team player, which affected the morale of the group. “When you bigger than the group, it’s unacceptable,” said Treach, without going into details. Treach also explained that Vinnie, whose rhymes Treach claimed he penned, sucker punched him once and ran away.
Despite their issues, The Naughty By Nature frontman said that he would fulfill outstanding tour dates regardless of the issues. Kay Gee attempted to be diplomatic, saying that he was not going to take sides between his brothers. “I’m not taking no sides, but I don’t have no problem with Treach…You can’t tell me to go against Treach,” he said.
Treach previously took to Twitter to put his former friend on blast. “Vinnie from NAUGHTY BY NATURE is Officially FIRED!! Anything he does besides shows til Sept is Frugazy!! F— him & the Ground he Walks!!”
The New Jersey trio’s last studio album, Anthem Inc., was released in 2011. Naughty By Nature took off in the 1990s with hits like “O.P.P.” and “Hip Hop Hooray.”