Through and through, Fat Joe is a rebel. He is not putting up with society’s games! It isn’t like the man doesn’t have a heart. In an interview recently with The Breakfast Club, Joe said he is working on curbing Fat Joe’s N-word use.
Fat Joe admits he feels terrible that hip-hop uses the word too rampantly. Still, he acknowledges it isn’t fair for people to judge him for how he speaks without understanding his context.
Fat Joe, as he was called then, grew up in the projects. He uses this word to speak kindly to his peers, friends, and neighbors. Fat Joe isn’t preaching hate to anyone; he only asks for the same in return.
“You need to judge a person by who their character truly is, who they are, who they represent,” Joey Crack said.
People may wonder, is Fat Joe black? He relates to the word as a Latino who grew up in a specific place at a particular time. He knows the struggles. Black people’s faces are very much shared by Latinos and Indigenous Americans alike.
He even goes so far as to identify as Black because he identifies so heavily with the culture and making a difference.
All of this on the heels of Joe’s high-profile lawsuit in which he alleges his accountant company scammed him out of more than $300,000.
Fat Joe appeared on the show to promote his new book, The Book of Jose: A Memoir, and the 2022 BET Awards he hosted. How do you feel about the use of profanity in rap? Let us know with a comment!