Treach Says Vin Rock Has Been "Fired" From Naughty By Nature

posted Friday May 10 ,2013 at 02:04PM CDT | 147 comments

Treach Says Vin Rock Has Been

UPDATE #2: All three Naughty By Nature members will be on the group's forthcoming "20 Years of 'Hip Hop Hooray' tour.

Naughty By Nature's Treach is saying that Vin Rock is "officially fired" from the Grammy Award-winning group. This took place in a Twitter update posted Monday evening.

Treach's Twitter post was followed by another, both taking shots at Vin. They can be read below. 

Vinnie later responded with an Instagram image, which he also posted on the Naughty By Nature Twitter account. The photograph featured a quote and image from Native American icon Sitting Bull. The quote can be read below, followed by the image Vin posted on Instagram.

"Warriors are not what you what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others." 

The group formed, as The New Style, in the late 1980s but "O.P.P." became their first major hit in 1991, earning them a Top 10 position on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also earned the group their first Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. They later earned other Grammy nominations for 1994's "Hip Hop Hooray" and 1996's "Feel Me Flow." The group won the Grammy for Best Rap Album in 1996 for Poverty's Paradise. The group has been touring on and off in recent years and are touring now, which Treach mentioned in his initial Tweet regarding "shows." Naughty By Nature's DJ Kay Gee has yet to comment on the Twitter updates made by Treach or the feud that fueled them.

UPDATE: Hours after Treach's controversial tweets, Vin Rock has responded, using the group's official Twitter account, which he owns. While Treach had alleged that Vin was "fired," the longtime partner has responded that, "you can't fire the owner."

Vin Rock has been responsible for much of Naughty By Nature's business matters for over 20 years.

Treach has added, on his own Twitter account, that none of the group's confirmed shows are to be cancelled.

UPDATE #2: Even though Treach kicked Vin Rock out of Naughty By Nature this week, all three Naughty By Nature members will be on the group's forthcoming "20 Years of 'Hip Hop Hooray'" tour, the group announced. Treach is also slated to sit in with The Roots on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" May 15. The Roots will also back Naughty June 1 at the Roots picnic in Philadelphia. 

RELATED: Naughty By Nature - "O.P.P." [VIDEO]

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  • Anonymous
    Well if this is a publicity stunt it has definitely worked. I just went and listened to their classics again. But still, this is wack whether it's legit or not
  • bevis n butt head
  • shayan
    there is no hip hop any more its just pop
  • jason
    shh haa
  • ChitownJ
    Treach and Vinny are too damn old to fight publicly like this. How can two men who've known each other at least 25 years not be able to talk things over like men. Then these dummies go and do damage to their shows in the near future. Who wants to go see them knowing that there is friction in the group. #Growup
    • Anonymous
      treach was the one who aired vin out. these commenters don't read.
    • Anonymous
      cause they are gay lovers and they have been for years.. i saw them have male on male sex, it was cool..
  • rev chucky
    well thats rite jersey shore kids killed malcolm x for being white
  • Anonymous
    The FBI murdered Malcolm Shabazz.
    • Jacc
      Tell me something I don't know.
  • jason 13th
  • zach nasty
    its all for happens all the time...look at mobb deep, now they boys again, and to the guy that said u no treach personally, that was the dumbest shit i ever heard..makes no sense..
    • Anonymous
      You are dumb. Mobb are back together out of business reasons. Pretty much peeps in their circle were like "we have a brand, we need to keep making money." Step your mind game up.
  • dentaldamboy
    I actually am not a accountant, I gotta come clean. I'm 14 and live in my grandparents house (my mom gave me up cause she was a crack-head and never met my dad). I do this trolling thing because it makes me feel like I matter to SOMEONE at least ! Now that the jokes over, I just want to apologize for being such an troll and all my fake opinions...please don't be too mad, this site is all I have ...
  • Anonymous
    No one cares...I didn't even know that dudes name was vin rock. When you think of nbn you think of treach. I always see the fat light skin dude on vh1, i thought he was the hypeman or something.
    • hollywood
      Well You not qualified to comment if you didn't know his name. DOnt you realize its people like you multiplied by 1000 that messed up the culture with idiotic opinions and not enough credibility or history in your own hood to speak? Hip Hop flopped the minute you moved to your college dorm and learned Hip Hop from your roommate. No wait Your first Hip Hop experience was Eminem in TImes Square performing the Real Slim Shady? You not qualified to speak on my culture BOY
    • Anonymous
      You must have been born in the early 2000s.
    who?? bunch of nobodys getting articles about them this site slacking
    • ^
      Obviously a 13 year old white kid that doesn't know shit.
  • I Know Treach Personally
    The reason he is beefing with vin is because he wanted Treach to do a collaborative album with lil b and frank ocean in an effort to raise gay awareness and homophobia in hip hop, and seeing as how this was complete disrespect and a shocker for Treach, it made him realize that Vin was a closet homosexual.. and so Treach told vin he would rather make an album with french montana, rick ross, and chris brown, implicating that he would make more money and earn more stripes from more straight african americans and gays without sacrificing his manhood.. Vin didnt like this at all because he had already promised a collab with lil b and he even gave him a blow job to ensure his promise.. So vin found a way to screw Treach out of any contract deals with all mainstream artists that are currently buzzing.. about a couple weeks later Treach found out about vin doing dirty business behind his back when lil b called his private number and told Treach the vile and nasty details of vin sucking on lil b's testicals, since he wouldnt coroporate with him and vinny making them collab to produce a gay album.. This enraged Treach not cause of lil b makin niggas suck his dick but because he gave vin a pass for being gay and he thought he could keep it a secret since they've been boys for so long.. so he had to cut ties with him immediately before he gets implicated in anything.. and the rest is pretty much history..
    • Yea ok
      Im sure thats what happened b4 u woke up from ur crack coma, fuk outa here
    • Anonymous
      meow lil girl its da truth.. your icon is gay..
  • Anonymous
    Pac is not happy with this
    • Anonymous
      Pac has more pressing things to worry about like shoveling coal into the fire pits.
    • dude shut up
      religion fanatic fails to shock again....
  • Big Dan
    Obviously something is going down, but I hope it was major serious, maybe Vinny trying to creep with Treach's daughter or wife or mom, for Treach to be out in public like this. And Treach, really, this is not how you handle things. This would be a private matter. The fact that you are going off in public like this tells me Vinny has the upper hand. Call your lawyer. Stop being a bitch.
  • GBtha G
    goddamn it thats completely fucked up right there.these muthafuckaz need 2 keep it inhouse and not exposing theyselves like fuckin naked wazungus monkeys in bikini. shit.
  • Anonymous
    I agree wit dj nitti tweeting your problems is hoe shit
  • Anonymous
    Veterans,legends love these niggas but no disrespect who gives a fuck really.
  • Anonymous
    they still do shows?
    • Anonymous
      they've never stopped touring bro.
  • Anonymous
    gotta be over money you'd think. As he says, Vin seems to be in charge of the business more than Treach, but Treach is one of the best ever. He could do shows by himself. While it wouldn't work the other way.
  • SDK
  • Dj Nitti
    This is sad and pathetic. Come on son twitter beef is really corny. Whatever happened to face-to-face communication? How can a man that knows how to contact you directly go on the internet instead? The shit is just unbecoming of a man and especially a G. Naughty by Nature are legends in the game and I hope they can squash this quick and not tarnish their brand with this fuckery.
    • Anonymous
      Niggas is pussies these days. They can't man up face to face so they do it online like lil girls.
    • ninjagaiden78
      DJ Nitti, I couldn't have said it better. I don't understand funkin on Twitter. Wack, real wack. Straight Dope: A 360 degree look into American drug culture available on Amazon now.
  • gamestwin