Fat Joe Believes He Should Have Won Best Rap Song Grammy Over Chance the Rapper In 2017: ‘All The Way Up’ Was Bigger

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Fat Joe Believes He Should Have Won Best Rap Song Grammy Over Chance the Rapper In 2017: ‘All The Way Up’ Was Bigger

Fat Joe (real name Joseph Antonio Cartagena) is not here for Chance the Rapper beating him for a Grammy award.

Following the publication of his memoir “The Book of Jose,” Fat Joe is opening up about a topic of life occurrences, including the death of his close friend Big Pun and why he deserved a Grammy award more than Chance the Rapper at the 2017 awards show.

Discussing how it felt to lose, Fat Joe acknowledged that Chance the Rapper is a “cool guy,” but believes he definitely should have taken home the Best Rap Song award for “All the Way Up” that year.

Fat Joe said,

“‘All the Way Up’ was bigger. Not only that, if people understood the culture, Remy and I were like Robin Hood and Cinderella. They gave it to Chance the Rapper—and for what? I’m not going to be disrespectful, but they gave it to him for a record I don’t even know no more. This is my point. I don’t even know what he beat us with. Do you understand? Same thing happened to us with ‘Lean Back.’ We lost Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group in 2005 to, what’s these guys? What’s the guy with the girl, Fergie?”

The Black Eyed Peas were the winning group Fat Joe was referring to, and “Let’s Get It Started” was their winning song.

He added,

“Come on, bro. I don’t know what song. How does it beat ‘Lean Back’?”

Chance the Rapper (real name Chancelor Bennett) has been nominated for nine Grammy awards and is the recipient of three.

His second mixtape, Acid Rap, which was released in 2013, helped him gain mainstream recognition. The following year, in 2016, he dropped his third mixtape, Coloring Book, which was met with a lot of praise and helped him win three Grammy Awards, including the one Fat Joe feels he should have won. Coloring Book reached its highest point on the Billboard 200 at number eight after becoming the first streaming-only album to win a Grammy. His debut studio album The Big Day was released in 2019.

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Fat Joe is a man who speaks his mind, so it’s no surprise that he has no problem sharing that he feels as though the award should’ve been his. In fact, speaking his mind recently had people questioning his long-term friendship with his “sister” Ashanti.

Following Irv Gotti’s Drink Champs interview, in which he shared that he had past sexual relationships with Ashanti while he was married, Fat Joe took to Instagram Live and made it known that he was not a fan of the comments. The New York rapper shared an hour-long video discussing the issues he had when watching Irv Gotti’s interview.

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, Irv Gotti, AshantiHe 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.]”

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Authored by: S. G.