A number of Phife's famous colleagues made their way out to the New York City service — including Lauryn Hill, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, The Roots,and L.A. Reid – but it was Kanye West who had the biggest impact thanks to his lengthy eulogy.
In typical Kanye fashion, he made a few jokes — specifically about Hot 97's DJ PeterRosenberg bringing up Led Zeppelin on Phife's day — but this time, his inability to censor himself came across as charming instead of patronizing.
We're sure Phife would have greatly appreciated the speech, Ye.
Ch-ch-check out Kanye's eulogy for Phife in full (below)!!!
On Tuesday, it was reported that rapper Phife Dawg had tragically passed away. He was 45 years old.
The Can I Kick It artist was best known for being a member of the iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest. Unfortunately, it's been said that the industry vet had struggled with his health for years as he suffered from type 1 diabetes.
He reportedly was busted for minor in possession of alcohol in 2001 (when he was 19-20 years old), for unlawful use of a license in 2002, and seven times for speeding between 2000-2012. He was even charged with leaving the scene of an accident once before in 2002, but that was later amended.
But those violations pale in comparison to the bust that could damn him to a murder charge. As we previously reported, he's already been busted for a DUI (though it was called an OWI in Iowa) back in 2005. He got 60 days in jail, a year probation, and a fine of $500.
Doesn't seem like much of a penalty to us. But it could change everything for him now. Legal expert Troy Slaten explained to E! News why: