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'Grand Theft Auto V' Star

History Of Violence With Ice Cube

'But That Sh*t's Over Now'

10/6/2013 8:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

100413_shawn_fonteno_launch_v2Back before he voiced Franklin the gangbanger in "Grand Theft Auto V," Shawn Fonteno was a rapper who allegedly KNOCKED OUT Ice Cube in a legendary street fight ... TMZ has learned.

Fonteno used to rap under the name Solo -- and back in the day, he appeared in the documentary "Beef 2" describing a fight with Cube, in which he claims he KO'd the rapper over a business dispute and stole his chain.

The story was huge back in the '90s ... and the incident was a big part of the nasty feud between Cube and Cypress Hill, since Solo was tight with CH (scroll to 9:57 in the YouTube clip).



But now, Fonteno has grown up ... and this week in L.A., the voice actor told us he's buried the hatchet with his former foe.

"We both hustlers homie, it is what is, you know what I’m sayin’?" Fonteno told us.

"He’s from South Central, I’m from South Central, that sh*t’s over with man."

Fonteno says he's not only moved on ... but he now wants to WORK WITH Cube in the future ... telling the rapper, "Holla at ya boy!”

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Doodlebug    

Must be a no news kinda night...this crap is boring

322 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

That's a whole lotta beef to be squashin. I wonder if it started as tube steak?

322 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Why not call Sinead and ask her how she feels about the new pope.

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Dead account Delete at will    

Cops , And they wonder why we don't trust them.
A road rage attack by bikers that left a New York motorist injured was witnessed by at least one undercover police officer riding with them who did not intervene and then waited three days before reporting his presence, it was claimed on Saturday.

Alexian Lien was the driver of a black Range Rover that was pursued and attacked by a number of motorcyclists last weekend, after he bumped one of them with his vehicle and then ran over another, leaving the man critically injured. The chase was captured on another biker's helmet-mounted camera.

New York police said on Saturday that two suspects in the attack on Lien had turned themselves in, but would not confirm reports that the NYPD's internal affairs division was investigating an officer who allegedly joined in the chase but stood by as the assault took place.

Anonymous law enforcement sources told the New York Post, however, that the officer has been placed on limited duty and had surrendered his gun and police badge while the unit looked into his story.

Lien, who was driving with his wife and two-year-old daughter, was dragged from the vehicle and attacked, leaving him with a slashed face and other injuries.

"It does not appear [the officer] got involved in the scene. He didn't want to blow his cover," the source said, adding that the officer had hired a lawyer to represent him. The New York Daily News reported on Saturday that at least two undercover detectives were riding with the gang.

Much of the pursuit, along the Henry Hudson Parkway in Upper Manhattan, was captured by another biker's helmet-cam, but the video cuts out shortly after the Range Rover comes to a stop with flat tyres and two riders are seen smashing the vehicle's windows with their helmets.

An NYPD spokesman said on Saturday that Robert Sims, 35, of Brooklyn, turned himself in on Friday and was charged with gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon, among other offences. Reginald Chance, 38, also of Brooklyn, also surrendered on Friday and charges were pending, the spokesman said. Christopher Cruz, 28, of Passaic, New Jersey, was charged earlier in the week with reckless driving, for allegedly slowing his motorcycle in front of Lien's vehicle, causing it to be bumped.

The family of Edwin "Jay" Mieses, the rider run over by Lien, 33, as he sped away from a group of bikers that surrounded his car, said he remained in hospital in critical condition. Gloria Allred, the celebrity lawyer hired by Mieses' relatives, appeared at a press conference in New York to claim Mieses would probably be permanently paralysed from the waist down, after his spine was crushed. She said he was an innocent victim who also suffered broken ribs and legs.

"He told everyone to move on and go back to riding. His sole intention was to defuse the situation," she said. "Watch that huge vehicle, SUV, blast off, and watch it as it is lifted several feet off the ground as it rolls over Edwin Mieses."

Mieses' family and supporters have called for Lien to be prosecuted.

Forensics experts were examining the Range Rover on Saturday at a police precinct in Washington Heights, where the chase ended. Photographs showed the vehicle with its front and tailgate windows smashed and with three flat tyres.

On Thursday, Rosalind Ng, Lien's wife, released a statement claiming that it was "a life-threatening situation" and that her husband had no choice but to drive off when angry bikers surrounded their vehicle.

"We know in our hearts that we could not have done anything differently," she said, adding that the family was "placed in grave danger by a mob of reckless and violent motorcyclists".

322 days ago
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disembedded    

Slow news...no news day here on sleazy TMZ.

322 days ago
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FunkyFranky    

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322 days ago
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billybob    

Who?? Is this Lamar Odom???

322 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

And This Person i've Never Seen Before in The Main News Today......

322 days ago
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PsilocybinRain    

ROFL I'm sure he wold LOVE to work with Ice Cube. He's a scrub that I, a huge fan of hip hop since the 80's and have never heard of him.

322 days ago
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Jannie    

I am SICK of the TMZ Sports posts. And apparently so is everyone else because they don't reach 100 comments between the lot of them.
And a story that was "huuuuuge in the 90's" isn't necessarily of anyone's interest in the 010's.

322 days ago
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Truth    

DUDE IS AGING BADLY... CUBE STILL LOOKIN THE SAME FATTY GANGSTA BUT THIS DUDE IS HITTIN 65. ROYALTIES??? YOU MEAN HIS SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS... #TRUTH!!

322 days ago
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loveyou15    

Who cares? ???

322 days ago
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rhode    

Play the game before laying old blame.

322 days ago
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L'Boogiesaidit    

Why in the hell is tmz bringing up This old ****!! You guys are being extremely messy.. Ice Cube ain't about that life anymore And neither should this old ass dude .... CUT IT OUT HARVEY

322 days ago
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cobrazombie    

TMZ busy jerking off to video games.

322 days ago
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