Irv Gotti Reacts To Fat Joe Calling Him A "Sucka" Over Ashanti: "He's Not My Friend"

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Both Irv and Ja Rule responded to the backlash they received from Fat Joe over their "Drink Champs" interview.

If there is anyone who knows how to stir the pot and command attention, it's Irv Gotti. The music mogul recently sat down for a revealing interview with Drink Champs, and while he spoke about Murder Inc and its influence, the discussion's most viral takes came from Irv talking at end about Ashanti. The pair reportedly dated 20 years ago while Irv was separated from his wife, and it seems as if he was still a little salty about the end of the relationship.

Irv told Noreaga that he doesn't hold any ill will about the breakup or finding out Ashanti was dating Nelly while watching a basketball game, but the public vehemently disagreed.


Ashanti hasn't spoken about Irv's comments, but Fat Joe took issue. The Bronx emcee went on Livestream to say that he didn't agree with Irv calling Ashanti a "b*tch" and bringing up their private business after two decades, and he even called out Ja Rule for being there at Drink Champs and not defending his "sister," as he and Ashanti have referred to one another as siblings. Joe even called Irv a "sucka" for his comments.

Today (August 9), both Ja and Irv issued responses to Fat Joe's criticism.

"STOP saying I didn't defend sis and all women when I clearly told Gotti stop calling Ashanti/women the B word same way I told Joe at Verzuz," Ja wrote. "Watch the interview before you talk sh*t... NOW LEAVE ME TF OUT THESE GROWN FOLKS BUSINESS... [red heart emoji]."

In a separate interview, Irv added, "I feel like he fooled me. He's not my friend." He added, "I was fooled, but in life you get fooled... In life, I've had countless friends come and go, but you know what remains consistent, how I get through all of this? My family. 'Cause I don't really need friends. I don't really need friends."

Check it out below.



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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.