Fat Joe Says He Has To Remind His Kids They Don’t Have Money Like Jay-Z & Diddy
While we’re typically used to seeing children of celebrities living the good life and flaunting their wealth, it looks like Fat Joe is humbling his kids and keeping it real about their finances. During a recent episode of the “I Am Athlete” podcast, the New York rapper spoke candidly about the realities that come with fame, including being honest with yourself and your loved ones. Fat Joe said,
“You should never lie to yourself. Don’t even lie to your family. I tell my wife, I tell my kids, we are not Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs or Shawn Carter, Jay-Z. One day my son– he was like, 19 [years old], he’s like, ‘Yo dad, look at this!’ I look at it, he got Dr. Dre son on a private plane, you got Jay-Z. He’s like, ‘This is how the sons are moving now!’.”
He continued by explaining his playful but serious conversation with his son,
“I was like, ‘You ain’t fuckin’ movin’!’.. We ain’t got that sh*t! So, stop lookin’ at them mutha**ckas and stay the course! Stay in your lane, because a lot of—it can be women, too—but a lot of men lose themselves by not trying to keep it real with themselves.”
While Fat Joe may not have the same amount of money as Jay-Z and Diddy, the Bronx rapper has done well for himself. He’s maintained a long career in the music industry and continues to stay relevant between music, collaborating with new artist, and various business ventures. Earlier this month, Fat Joe announced a new partnership with fast-food franchise White Castle where he’s launching a series of sloppy joe sandwiches for the entire month of January.
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