After claiming Family Ties would be his last album, Fat Joe is out of rap retirement. On the heels of dropping his Rihanna-sampling “Sunshine (The Light),” Joey Crack stopped by The Morning Hustle on Wednesday (February 10) to touch on a multitude of topics regarding his personal life and career.
When the idea of him doing a Verzuz came up, Joe is ready to go to battle. LL COOL J was floated as an opponent by one of the co-hosts, but the Terror Squad boss wouldn’t want to duel with the person who inspired him to rap in the first place.
“He’s my idol, I can’t,” Joe explained. “He’s the reason I rap. I think the ideal battle is Fat Joe-50 Cent.”
He continued, “I think the guys in the trap, the girls would be like, ‘Oh, we got a 50 Cent Verzuz Fat Joe joint, I’m tuning into that one.’”
As far as a possible LL COOL J battle, the New York legend apparently only wants to step into the Verzuz ring if it’s against Hip Hop royalty in either JAY-Z or Drake.
“LL COOL J, I wouldn’t even feel right,” Joe said. “LL wants JAY-Z or Drake. That’s who LL COOL J allegedly wants. You asked me, so I don’t want to start any new beefs. 50’s got new TV shows and I want to be on there.”