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Fat Joe Talks Licking Sneakers, Wanting To Punch Mark Cuban + More (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Sneakerheads do odd things to show their supremacy in the land of sneakers. Some wait on line for days, others lick their sneakers to show their mint condition. In a recent interview, Fat Joe explains beginning the sneaker licking craze, wanting to punch Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban and receiving a letter in jail from Michael Jordan.

Fat Joe is a supreme aficionado of sneakers and on an episode of MTV Cribs back in 2004, Fat Joe infamously licked the sole of his Olympic 6 Jordan’s. In an interview for Complex’s Quickstrike, Joe explains why he put his tongue on the bottom of his sneaker:

My man used to tell me ‘I be watching you on these magazines,  you never rock the same thing twice.’ So, as I’m doing the MTV Cribs. Out of no where i heard ‘Joe you never rock the same sh*t twice.’ I said let me show the camera that these sneakers have never been worn, so I lick it. I go to China and they got f*cken T-shirts with Chinese people licking it. It’s great to me, I love it.

Back in July 2013, Joe was sentenced to four months in prison for back taxes and reveals that Michael Jordan sent him a letter while he was incarcerated. It was at an All-Star Game auction of Jordan’s by his Airness himself that almost led Fat Joe to punching the Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban:

Somebody outbid me and when I turned around it’s Mark Cuban. He goes up to me and he tells me ‘Fat Joe, guess what.’ I said, ‘What?’ He said, ‘I’m gonna throw it in my closet with the rest of the stuff.’ I wanted to punch Mark Cuban in the face. ‘You motherf—er.’ I’m over here thinking, ‘This is it. This is like the Picasso of sneakers.

Check out the full interview below:

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  • Jonathan Bacher

    500k for a fkn pair of sneakers, really ?

    • Frank

      Damn. And here I am stressing over the $50 left in my account til payday..

      • Immortal

        Now that’s real

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

        joe had days like this … … but as days go on and you grow … so should your $$ …. if you aint climbing dont knock the next man or woman cause they are …..

    • soyhiphop

      He should get a lipo for less than that..

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

      it wasnt 1 pair ….. it was a set …. i forgot the last # but i think he said it was like jordan #s 1 thru 23 …. straight from jordan himself …. i got worn re-retros that i can resale for $300 ijs … for a true sneaker head and collector and if you had the $$$$ it was worth … i mean fat joe did say Mark Cuban … out of all people was the highest bidder …. THINK ABOUT THAT ONE !!!!!!!!!

      • Jonathan Bacher

        Wow, what a gem you dropped there bro…

        Everybody has family, friends or people living in the neighborhood they can spend 500k better than rare sneakers.

        You can try to defend it but its Lame.

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  • keepitswizzy

    Slim joe…dude ain’t fat no more

  • InTheNightKitchen

    I can’t stand people like that, purposely want to rub doo-doo in.

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  • soyhiphop

    Sneaker heads are suckers..Im not gonna front and act like I dont own js and nice sneakers..but im no obsessed sneaker head who stands in front of a footlocker line for 8 hours straight cause some new joints came out..it seems people have no identity and are dumb like fish nobody wants to be an individual you all wear the same pair of sneakers listen to the same radio station that plays the same lame songs..save your money and invest it in something more productive than sneakers that eventually will mean jack shit