Fat Joe Faces Criticism After Claiming That Both Latinos And Blacks Invented Hip-Hop
Rapper Fat Joe, real name Joseph Antonio Cartagena, hails from New York City. The 52-year-old musician is most known for his hits from the 2000s, but he has been a mainstay in the music business for decades. Given his degree of fame, Joe frequently makes use of his platform to support other musicians and inform his fans.
His most recent attempt to motivate the neighborhood, nevertheless, wasn’t met with the enthusiasm he had hoped for. The rapper shared a video on Friday, August 26, honoring the early Latino hip-hop artists. The 45-second video showcased a long number of musicians, DJs, and bands who contributed to the genre and were of a certain ancestry.
Although the post received thousands of likes, some people didn’t find it funny. The following day, Joe went live on Instagram to promote God Did, DJ Khaled’s thirteenth album. But when he saw some detractors in the comments, the topic was changed.
He called them out at the 52-minute mark and said, “Lately, they’ve been talking about, ‘Latinos wasn’t in rap.’ These guys are f*cking delusional.” When Joe made his claims, Twitter users decided to respond by providing evidence of hip-origins hop’s and making fun of Joe. View the tweets below.
RACIST WHITE LATINO FAT JOE is trying to STEAL HIP HOP FROM BLACK AMERICANS by saying that Hispanics created Hip Hop! CANCEL THIS CULTURE VULTURE!!! #FBApic.twitter.com/QSOJUkYvph
— Pharaoh Jones (@PharaohJones3) August 27, 2022
FAT JOE….No way Jose! pic.twitter.com/aqs6foYRVc
— Cornbread Mafia! All Soul 🇺🇸🖕🏾 (@AllSoul1865) August 27, 2022
People like Fat Joe were playing this type of music while black people was fighting for hip hop to be born. After it’s birth they jumped onboard … Latino’s ain’t hip hop! #DoTheRightThingpic.twitter.com/5jxZOhXKIA
— Speaker (@Spkr2Animals) August 28, 2022