On this day, exactly 11 years ago, Big Proof was shot three times by Mario Etheridge, twice in the back and once in the skull, after an altercation broke out during a game of billiards at the CCC Club on 8 Mile Road in Detroit, Michigan. Below is Eminem’s speech at Proofs funeral.
“‘This is the man I knew. He came to me one day when I was living in my house on the east side and threw a pair of shoes at me and said, “Put ’em on.” I said, “Why?” He said, “Put ’em on your feet.” I said “Why?” ‘Because I’m tired of you wearing those same dirty-ass shoes.'” Listen below: