N.O.R.E. Apologizes for Calling Wu-Tang Affiliates 'Flunkies' (UPDATE)

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Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

UPDATED 8/28, 8:48 p.m. ET: N.O.R.E. and Shyheim are now on good terms.

After catching heat for his “flunkies” comment, Noreaga says he reached out to the New York rapper in an effort to clear the air. And the conversation apparently went so well, N.O.R.E. invited Shy to appear on an episode of his podcast. However, it’s unclear if Shy will accept the invitation.

“Just spoke to @Shyheim_Rugged for 10 minutes DIRECT – NO middle men – Just Slime & Shy 1 on 1,” the Drink Champs host tweeted Saturday. “ALL POSITIVE ENERGY! Grown men sh** only! We spoke our peace; & he got his OFFICIAL invite to @DrinkChamps! Hopefully he accepts!”

The sentiment comes after N.O.R.E. initially found himself in hot water after using the term to dub some of the Wu-Tang affiliates.

It didn’t take long for Shyeim, Ghostface Killah’s cousin, to respond: “N***as get drunk and run they mouth, and don’t know what you talkin’ about,” Shyheim said in a video posted to Instagram. “I ain’t ever been nobody’s flunky or nonexistent. I am the true and living god. I’m in present time, n***a. Fuck outta here. Flunky, n***a—I’m Shyheim. And my albums is better than your albums. Fuck outta here. Go against my Killa Beez then.”

Fortunately, it looks like both camps were able to smooth things over before any real beef popped off.

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