Back 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.
Fonteno didn’t gas the situation, telling TMZ’s camera man that he did get into a fight with Cube but when asked who won he said the streets will tell you.
Check out Fonteno speak on Grand Theft Auto V and the Ice Cube incident below, check out the Beef 2 segment on the flip.