Earlier in the week, Joseph Antonio Cartagena bka rapper Fat Joe, dropped a new video. Ironically entitled Drop a Body, he looks to have lost at least a half of one. Boasting an 88 pound transformation, the protégé of late rapper Big Pun - who succumbed to heart disease in 2000 - eludes that the fear of facing the same fate, is what whipped him into shape:
“I always loved being fat, obviously. I’m Fat Joe. The biggest killer of people is food. It kills more people than AIDS or gun violence or war, anything you can name. Everybody keep catching strokes and heart attacks, and what happened to me was, like seven of my friends passed last year from heart attacks, and they were all 32, 34 years old, 35. What’s the difference between me and them? Health doesn’t discriminate just because I’m famous. And I said, 'I got kids, I can't leave 'em like that.' This world is too hard for me to leave my kids, without me supervising and being there for them.”The Lean Back performer, is said to have lost the weight by coupling 2-hour cardio and weight lifting sessions with proper eating habits. He swapped all of his fast food favorites, for smaller portioned meals of fruit, veggies and lean meats.
When asked about whether he'll change his name, he shared:
“They’re all trying to alter my name, but I can’t see myself as anything else,” he said, referring to friends who started calling him 'Skinny Joe' and 'Joey Flaco' (Spanish for “thin”). “I think I gotta ask Diddy what my new name is.”I'm still on non-speaking terms with Diddy, due to his decision to name himself "Swag" for a week. So, hopefully Joey will consult with someone else.