Fat Joe Reacts To Getting Roasted For His "Dick From Kansas" NBA Draft Comment

Fat Joe previously stated that he “like[s] Dick from Kansas,” meaning Gradey Dick.

BYCaroline Fisher
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Fat Joe appeared as a guest on ESPN recently, weighing in on the 2023 NBA draft. He unfortunately garnered some attention for claiming to like "Dick from Kansas," meaning the Kansas Jayhawks' Gradey Dick. The rapper was immediately clowned online for the comment, and now he's taken to social media to respond.

“Shoutout to Cam’ron and Ma$e for not roasting me yet,” he said during a recent Instagram Live. “Everywhere I been going, they been like, ‘Yo, you like Dick from Kansas?’ His name is Gradey Dick, a white boy who’s dead nice in Kansas. But it’s okay," Fat Joe continued. The artist insists that the jokes don't bother him, as he's confident in himself.

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Fat Joe Likes Gradey Dick

Fat Joe continued, “And I’m too old to play the pause game. I’m for everybody. Hey, you take it how you want to. I’m very confident in who I am. I’m Joe Crack Da Don. I don’t play the pause game. That’s years ago. And aye, I don’t think nothing of it.” He then revealed that he didn't even question the comment before he said it, claiming that he doesn't have a problem with the ongoing jokes. “When I say stuff, I mean it," he described, "I don’t know how to explain it to you. I don’t have a problem. He continued, "I didn’t think twice when I was talking to Stephen A. [Smith] at the draft. I didn’t think twice of what I said." He went on, “People were like, ‘Yo, you’re trending right now.’ ‘Yo, you said Dick from Kansas.’ Yo bro, we go viral and we don’t even try.”

The NBA draft comment isn't the only thing Fat Joe has defended recently. Earlier this week, he defended his use of the n-word during a podcast, calling controversy surrounding the use "mind-boggling." He went on to say, "You obviously know I’m wit Black people all day. I fight for Black people, I fight for Latinos every day of my life."

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.