Fat Joe has revealed that although he fostered a new generation of artists, he missed the opportunity to be connected to one of the most popular rappers in the history of hip-hop: Eminem.
The rap icon spoke about this while speaking at a live event for Miami’s 99 Jamz radio station, during which he claimed that Eminem gave him his demo tape six times and he never listened to it.
“Eminem out here in Miami, he gave me his demo like six different times,” he recalled. “Everywhere I went was this little white boy and he kept giving me his demo. He was like, ‘Yo, listen to my music, I’m telling you, I’m nice, I’m nice, I’m nice.’… I didn’t do it and now he’s the biggest guy in the universe.”
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During #JAMZLive, Fat Joe tells @supacindy and @dj_entice about the time Eminem tried to give Joe his demo tape. Joe says that he never listened to it back then. Now, he reflects on passing on one of the biggest rap artists in the world. Watch the entire interview on our YouTube channel now! #JAMZLiveFatJoe #FamilyTies #WEDR #99JAMZ
And on Twitter, he added:
Biggest mistake of my life https://t.co/MMBsy3g6ox
— FAT JOE (@fatjoe) October 22, 2019
Eminem had yet to speak about this as at press time.