Fat Joe says that his time in jail helped him get a sense of clarity and helped him squash beef with JAY-Z and 50 Cent!
Back in 2013, Fat Joe spent four months in prison for tax evasion which gave him time to think about his personal life, career, and feuds.
In a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Joe shared that while behind bars, he gained a sense of mortality that allowed him to end his beef with 50 Cent and JAY-Z.
“It was crazy. This guy came to me and he was like, ‘You going to join the basketball league?’ and I was like, ‘Basketball? I ain’t playing no basketball’ and he’s like ‘Yeah, it’s the 40 and over. And that s**t was like ricocheting. I walked away like ‘Oh my God. I’m 40.'”
He continued to share how at his age, he was able to open his eyes and realize that the music beef wasn’t worth the mess.
“God gave me that opportunity because that never left anywhere. So when I went to my cell, I knew that my window was smaller… and I had to fix a lot of relationships. I knew when I came out of jail I had to squash my shit with JAY-Z. Squash my shit with 50 Cent and any loose ends I had out there.”
He also talked about how fixing this .tention between 50 and Jay may have caused some tension between his guys Irv Gotti and Ja Rule.
“There might be small undertones there. I love them. I show everyone I love, everybody in an individual way, and I’m just not about that no more. I’m not gonna beef with a guy for 20 years where it is not going anywhere.”
However, he said that 50, Ja but Irv and Rule weren’t ready to call off the feud.
“I almost had it. I almost squashed the beef… I was going to bring them both out to a concert… 50 was going to do it. And then [Irv Gotti and Ja Rule] went bad on me.”