Fat Joe On Grammy: Ready To Wild Out

Fat Joe is a man of many sentiments and, should he win a Grammy on Sunday Feb. 23, the heavyweight rapper said he will run through the full spectrum of positive emotions and rep for New York.

“I don’t even know what I’ll do, [I’m going to] just wild out. It would be the first Grammy in the hood,” the Bronx-bred rapper told AllHipHop.com.

“Every body claims to be hood, be this. Fat Joe win the Grammy, Harlem will get to touch it, The Bronx will get to touch it, Brooklyn will get to touch it, it will be in the after party. The only after party at the Grammy’s that the hood will be invited to.”

Always one to represent for his crew, Terror Squad, Joe said that it wasn’t cheap getting his 6-person entourage in the prestigious award show.

“Its terrible. I got six of us. I had to pay serious money to get that, because the Grammy’s ain’t playing that. even though we got nominated,” he explained.

“It cost $1600 for every two. So you figure, $1600, $1600, $1600, I mean its that serious. It ain’t as bad as the All-Star weekend,” Joe said laughing. “We like going to special events and it cost us good money to be in seats at special events.”

With Ashanti, Joe is nominated for the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and is ironically facing Ja Rule and Ashanti for “Always On Time”, Nappy Roots with Anthony Hamilton ("Po' Folks"), Nelly and Kelly Rowland ("Dilemma") and Justin Timberlake and the Clipse ("Like I Love You").

The 45th Grammy Awards will be televised on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 at 8 pm (EST).