Fat Joe Claps Back At Fans Who Don't Believe His Viral Story

Fat Joe had words for fans that don't believe him.

BYLavender Alexandria
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Earlier this week Fat Joe drew attention for a story he told during a recent episode of the iconic Records podcast. In the story he claims to have set up The Notorious B.I.G and Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony to record music together. That ultimately became "Notorious Thugs" which landed on Biggie's album Life After Death. “Biggie hit me up and was like, ‘Yo bro, I’m trying to get in touch with your guys. They don’t wanna do it. They ignoring me.’ They didn’t wanna do a song with Biggie," Joe explains.

Fat Joe went on to praise Biggie for his musical intuition. "And just for Biggie to think that advanced because New York wasn’t up on Bone Thugs like that. He know that they was gigantic and he was like, ‘Yo, I need to do a song with them.’" He then claimed that "I was like, ‘Um alright.’ And he was like, ‘Nah, I know you the plug. You can do it.’ I was like, ‘Alright Big, I got you.'” But in the wake of that story dropping plenty of fans had thoughts on whether or not it was the real truth.

Fat Joe's Bold Claims

After many people challenged the authenticity of the story Fat Joe posted a response on Instagram clapping back. In the video he clarifies the role that Tupac had in Bone Thugs not wanting to record a song with Biggie initially. He also claims that Bone-Thungs long time manager would verify his story. Though the video is short on details Joe does claim that a number of people involved will back him up and prove his story right. The Instagram video now features hundreds of comments where fans continue the argument over whether or not Fat Joe is telling the truth.

Last month, Fat Joe joined Cam'Ron and Ma$e as headliners in the first ever Harlem Festival of Culture. The festival is set to take place next month from July 28th to 30th. Its seeking to celebrate black music and culture inspired by Questlove's Oscar Winning documentary Summer Of Soul. Do you think Fat Joe is telling the truth about getting Biggie and Bone Thugs in the studio together? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.