(NOTE LANGUAGE) Fat Joe is confused by Irv Gotti‘s decision to dish details about his alleged romance with label signee Ashanti. In an Instagram Live Monday, he questioned the record executive’s need to rehash his bond with the singer on Drink Champs.
“Whatever Irv has with Ashanti is 20 years old,” he said. “I know he was making some points that mean a lot to him, his heart and soul, but when you keep ranting about somebody 20 years later, it felt like he’s not over the young lady.
“Also, we didn’t know that they was f******. ‘Cause the whole time, I’m there!” Joe continued. “‘What’s Luv,’ Big Pun record, on tour — I never seen them together like that. Now I’m not saying they wasn’t; they was, or there was rumors they was. I never seen it. But I don’t need to know!”
In the interview, Irv Gotti is seen opening up about his and Ashanti’s past bond, including the time he found out she was dating rapper Nelly. Clips of the chat have been met with dissent from those, like Fat Joe, who were left with a bad taste in their mouth.
The Bronx rapper was also disappointed in Ja Rule for failing to stand up for Ashanti, with whom he’s worked on “Mezmerize,” “Always on Time” and more. Ja later released a statement in which he claimed he did defend the singer.
“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 watch the interview before you talk sh**…,” he wrote. “NOW LEAVE ME TF OUT THESE GROWN FOLK BUSINESSES…”
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