Fat Joe Speaks Out Against Irv Gotti’s Recent Comments On Ashanti & Alludes He Never Witnessed Them Together In A Romantic Way: It Looks Like You’re Caught Up & Not Over The Sh*t

Fat Joe Speaks Out Against Irv Gotti’s Recent Comments On Ashanti & Alludes He Never Witnessed Them Together In A Romantic Way: It Looks Like You’re Caught Up & Not Over The Sh*t

It looks like Fat Joe is stepping up to defend his friend Ashanti!
Following Irv Gotti’s recent Drink Champs interview where he’s speaking on his alleged romantic relationship with Ashanti from nearly 20 years ago, rapper Fat Joe took to social media to share his thoughts on the interview and did not hold back on the things he disliked. On Sunday (Aug. 7), Fat Joe took to Instagram and shared an hour-long video discussing the issues he had when watching Irv Gotti’s interview, more specifically, the remarks he made about Ashanti. On his Instagram Live, Fat Joe said:
“Whatever Irv has with Ashanti, is 20 years old. I know he was making some points that mean a lot to him..But, when you keep ranting about somebody 20 years later, it felt like he’s not over the young lady. Also we didn’t know that they was f**king. The whole time, I was there, on tour – I never seen them together like that.”

Fat Joe

He continued,
“I’m not saying they weren’t because they were, there were rumors that they were, I never seen it. But I don’t need to know! It’s okay if it’s a documentary, but to go on Drink Champs and call her a b*tch [and ] keep disrespecting her [is wrong.]” 
Fat Joe goes on to say that Irv Gotti speaking on Ashanti in a negative way causes his credibility to be questioned. He explained,
“I’m not the brother trying to stand up for Ashanti, Ja Rule was right next to him… I’m not telling stories about a girl I dated 20 years ago. In fact, I hope you die. Leave me alone….. So when you’re doing this, it looks like you’re caught up and not over the sh*t… On top of that, it brings less credibility to everything else you say.”

Irv Gotti, Ashanti

Despite the criticism, the “What’s Luv” rapper also gave Irv Gotti his flowers and credited him as an amazing music exec and producer. He said,
“Irv gotti, he did discover her, he did make her the hits, did shoot the videos. The man is a genius, it’s a fact. He signed, DMX, Jay Z,  Ja Rule; He’s a genius, not a question. But he makes himself look crazy disrespecting her. “
As previously reported, Murder Inc. Records co-founder, Irv Gotti joined N.O.R.E. for an episode of Drink Champs where he discussed his career in the music industry as well as his personal life. In the interview, he claimed that he had a sexual relationship with Ashanti, despite the fact that he was married at the time.

Ashanti, Irv Gotti

 He discussed in the interview being heartbroken after finding out Ashanti had moved on with Nelly. He stated:

“At the time it happens, any man….is hurt. The chick you, f*cking are in love with, is with this n*gga.”

He also shared how an intimate moment created a hit single. According to the decorated producer, Ashanti’s 2002 chart-topping record “Happy” was inspired after the fellow musicians had a love-making session.

Speaking on the songs creation, Gotti said:

 “Let me explain the relationship and how it worked, and how it worked to our advantage….We just finished sleeping together, or whatever, I’m taking a shower. I’m in the shower, you know, a n-gga be creative after [sex] … I think of the whole track in the shower.”

Singing the lyrics to “I’m so, happy, baby,” he concluded:

“The energy, that record came about ’cause of our energy.”


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Authored by: Monique Nicole