Stevie J Recalls Brutal Altercation With K-Ci After Devante Swing Allegedly Hit Missy Elliot
Stevie J. dropped some massive bombshells about his time working with producer/singer, Devante Swing’s (of Jodeci) then Swing Mob artists, Missy Elliot, Jodeci, Ginuwine, Tweet, Timbaland, and others. In case y’all haven’t heard by now, Stevie J. is a dope producer, one of the best in the game. Throughout his career, his work has contributed to the sales of 100 million records sold and 5 Grammys.
In the 90’s, before Missy Elliot and the rest of Devante’s artists went solo, Stevie was working with Devante on production. But Stevie says their killer producer-combo came to a screeching halt one day in a Rochester, NY studio. In a 2017 interview with Drink Champs, Stevie detailed what went down that day and why he ended up having a brutal fist fight with about three dudes. One of them was K-ci (of Jodeci) and the others were Devante’s cousin and his bodyguard, but he’s not sure if Devante actually took a swing or not because he said it mayhem and punches were coming from every direction (You can watch Stevie J.’s interview at the bottom of this article).
According to Stevie J.- or as his baby momma, Joseline, likes to call him- ‘Steebie’- Devante Swing used to be cool with Suge Knight when Death Row was poppin’ and apparently he tried to mimic Suge Knight’s known style of ‘managing’ his artists…at least that’s what Stevie described.
Stevie J. On What He Watched Devante’ Swing Do To Missy, Ginuwine, & Timbaland
Stevie said that one day they were all in the N.Y. based studio- himself, Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Ginuwine, Jodeci, and others- when Devante Swing walked in with his cousin, bodyguards, and two pitfalls on a leash, like some straight ‘Nino Brown’ type of stuff, LOL. At that point, Stevie said what happened next shocked the hell outta him…
According to Stevie, Devante walked up to each of his artists and started smacking them hard, one by one. Stevie said he watched Devante smack Missy Elliott really hard in the face, then Ginuwine, Timbaland, and so on! Then he said Devante’s cousin went behind him and smacked them again, while they stood there and did nothing.
What in the ‘New Jack City’ hell was happening there?!! Anyways, Stevie had more to say…here is where the mayhem broke out…
Stevie J. and K-Ci’s Fight Erupts
Stevie J. also said that Devante knew not to try that with him, but apparently Devante’s cousin didn’t get that memo. So according to Stevie, the cousin walked up to him like he wanted to deliver a smack down and Stevie was like ‘You better not put your hands on me potna’…
Stevie and Devante’s cousin started arguing and that’s when K-Ci jumped in and Stevie started trading blows with K-Ci, Devante’s cousin, and Devante’s bodyguard all at the same damn time! The fight got so vicious that Stevie said somebody hit him over the head with a bottle and that he still has the scar over his eye to prove it. There’s more…
Missy, Ginuwine, Timbaland & Others Left Devante’s Label Thanks To Stevie J.
As soon as the fight was over, Stevie told Ginuwine, Missy, Timbaland and the whoever else was there, that they were stupid if they stayed with Devante’s label and continued to let Devante treat them like that. Stevie’s words must have affected them, because he said that soon after he told them that, they all left Devante’s label and started their own thing.
Well I’ll be damned! It sure would be interesting to hear Devante’s side, or at least his fellow Jodeci members’ version of the story. That was some foul stuff right there!
See What Else Stevie J. Revealed About His Fight With K-Ci & Devante’s People Below (he starts talking about it at the 39:33 mark) *graphic language*