(AllHipHop News) Fat Joe has suddenly objected to an agreement with the widow of the late Big Pun after reportedly reaching a settlement earlier this year.
Fat Joe submitted a filing last week stating that Pun’s widow Liza Rios tried to recoup monies that were not specifically stipulated in the settlement.
All parties agreed to the the terms of the original agreement, which was widely reported on in July. At that time, one expert testified that Big Pun, born Christopher Rios, was underpaid $2 million. The terms of the July deal were sealed.
Fat Joe’s lawyer said, “It was never the intent or understanding of Defendant Cartagena that he would be assigning rights to contracts that were never presented to him. Further, this was never agreed upon in mediation.”
Rios’ lawyer, Lita Rosario, has stated in the past that Fat Joe did indeed agree to the terms in court documents and that they have email proof to back that up. Rosario has reportedly filed a court motion to a judge to command Joe to follow the settlement. Fat Joe’s co-defendant John “Jellybean” Benitez also agreed to the settlement but cannot continue unless Fat Joe gives final consent.
Inside sources say the whole thing may end up in court after all.