Fat Joe Talks Weight Loss On CNN [VIDEO]
You may want to subtract the word “Fat” from South Bronx rapper Joseph Cartagena name, because the rapper has shed 100 pounds!
In an interview with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta on Tuesday, Joe spoke candidly about his obesity. His motivation? His biggest influence was the death of fellow Bronx rapper and friend Big Pun in 2000. In addition, Joe lost six friends in the past year due to complications with obesity.
With the recent death of Heavy D who died at the age of 44, Joe realized that his life was in danger. He said, “I was talking to my trainer yesterday and he asked me, ‘When was the last time you were slim?’ I swear to God I think when I was a month or two months old. That was it, I was Fat Joe ever since.”
Recently Miami rapper Rick Ross suffered two strokes within a matter of hours. Although most rappers look at their weight as a brand, it could be their fastest way to a casket.
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