Fat Joe Talks Kanye West Assuming He Was A Mafia Don That Didn’t Write His Raps

“What the hell are you talking about? I never had no help.”

(AllHipHop News) Fat Joe is one of the few rap stars that emerged in the 1990s that can still make it on the single charts in the 2010s. The man also known as Don Cartagena has been penning Billboard hits since 1993’s “Flow Joe.”

Apparently, Kanye West did not know Fat Joe wrote his own bars. L.A. Leakers caught up with the Bronx emcee, and they spoke about the 2012 song “Pride N Joy” featuring Kanye and Roscoe Dash.

“I sat down to do a record with Kanye West. We did the joint ‘Pride N Joy.’ And when I pulled out my paper and started writing he was like, ‘You write music?’ This was five years ago,” recalled Fat Joe. “He was like, ‘You rap?’ I was like, ‘What do you mean? We’re making a song together.'”

The Terror Squad frontman continued, “He said, ‘Oh, I just thought you were like a mafia don that they come give you different raps and you chose which one you’re gonna say.’ I’m like, ‘Get the f*ck out of here. I’ve been rapping my whole life. What the hell are you talking about? I never had no help.'” 

“Yes” with Cardi B and Anuel AA is Fat Joe’s most recent single. The track is set to appear on Joey’s upcoming eleventh studio album titled Family Ties. His previous solo LP was 2010’s The Darkside Vol. 1. Fat Joe also partnered with Remy Ma for Plata O Plomo in 2017.