Fat Joe gave his argument why Eminem is a different breed of rapper, adding that he can't think of anyone that could go up against the Detroit emcee in a "Verzuz" battle.
We may not know who DMX will go up against in a Verzuz battle, but the rapper certainly is ready for his moment to shine. The beloved rap icon has been vying for his spot on the increasingly popular Instagram Live series, and there has been much conversation about who will share a split-screen with the New York emcee. We know that DMX wants to take on Jay-Z, but there were rumors that Eminem was a contender after N.O.R.E. teased that a battle with the Detroit legend may have been in the making. However, Fat Joe doesn't think that Eminem can be touched, and he told Noreaga just that on a recent episode of Drink Champs.
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"I don't know who wanna battle Eminem," Fat Joe said flatly. “I don’t think nobody can f*ck with Eminem. Nobody." N.O.R.E. said that he believed DMX and Eminem "have the same crowd," but Fat Joe still wasn't swayed. “DMX got the biggest hits in the world, one of the greatest rappers of all time. Legendary, iconic, superhero, and everything I’m saying is understating him, he’s bigger than that," Joe stated. "But there’s something about that white boy and his fans. Nah, bro. You want to see something cracking the internet? That n*gga David Koresh, n*gga. That n*gga different, bro!”
"Eminem was hot when we came out," Fat Joe continued, adding that some of his fans are in their mid-forties as they've followed Eminem's career from the beginning. "These white people teach their kids that are 10-years-old that Eminem's the greatest. You go to the airports and 10-year-olds are playing his sh*t like 45-year-olds. Like it just came out right now. There’s a big difference with his boy....When you say generational wealth, they keep teaching their kids that he’s the man to the ultimate science." Watch them debate Eminem's reign a little after the 20-minute mark below.