News: Fat Joe Explains Why 50 Cent Beef Lasted So Long [Audio]
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 11:05AM
Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has stepped forward to confirm reports of his beef with 50 Cent ending after a peace calling at the BET Hip Hop Awards and why it took them so long.
Joey Crack said the recent passing of music executive Chris Lighty united him and Fif.
"He always wanted me and 50 Cent to make peace forever but we were just being stubborn and ignoring him," Fat Joe revealed in an interview referring to the late Chris Lighty. "I came to do the tribute, I knew 50 Cent would be there but I came there like, 'We're going to do this for Chris.' And while we were there, 50 whispered some things in my ear that was like gentleman-like, you know what I'm saying? I'm a gentleman. I don't dislike people. I'm one of the most loveable dudes in hip-hop, believe it or not. But you know, he just said the right things, a handshake was involved and that was that. It was two grown men to say 'Yo, this is Chris Lighty, this is for hip-hop, let's move on with our lives.' This is Israel-Palestine. I don't want to talk crazy but this was going to go bad no matter what. ... Unfortunately, it took somebody I love very much and  love so much, somebody who tried effortlessy to squash the beef for years." (Hot 107.9)
Over the weekend, 50 also confirmed a truce had been called at the event.
"Thanks Chris would have wanted joe thereRT @NoupsDream: @50cent yo man, good job. u feed people n now u make peace. Salute!!!," he tweeted Saturday (September 29).
"Ill check it outRT @AR_Knight: Now that @50cent & fatjoe squashed things a dope collabo would be nice...." (50 Cent's Twitter)
On Fat Joe's "Goodbye" remix Lighty ode, he even acknowledges the late music executive's attempt to cease their beef.
"I know you couldn't stop the 50 sh*t/But I ain't never look at you no different Chris/You was my mentor, you started me/That's why you'll forever be a part of me/I pray to God to forgive him/And when you get the heaven tell Pun we'll miss him" ("Goodbye" Remix)
Last month, 50 revealed financing a private investigation into Lighty's reported suicide.
The city medical examiner ruled it a suicide, but many close to Lighty have their doubts. 50 Cent said he offered to pay for an investigation. 50 cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, told me the hip hop mogul was not financially desperate. He said they just booked an international tour for 2013 that would have netted Lighty millions. Fox 5 obtained a copy of Lighty's will. The will, drafted in 2007, provides a separate $1.6 million trust fund for his children. Aidala said establishing that trust shows great care and planning, especially for a man who at that time was only in his late thirties. (My Fox NY)
Check out Fat Joe's interview below: