News: Fat Joe's Loyalty Ended The Beef, Says 50 Cent [Video]
Monday, Nov 19, 2012 5:53PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently discussed ending his feud with rap veteran Fat Joe a couple months ago and why his loyalty to late Violator Management founder Chris Lighty shocked him.
According to Fif, Joe showed he had one characteristic most rappers lack.
"Chris would always talk to me like, 'Why don't y'all sit down or try to let that go?' ... I'd tell him, 'Get outta here,' all the time. When he passed, Joe showed him a lot of respect. He ain't have to. I worked the closest with him, it changed my perspective on it. And then you gotta look back at what exactly's the reason, what caused it. He's got a lot more pride than most hip-hop artists. It was just the way he was raised. He was being loyal because someone had did something for him, being loyal to that, that's what created that energy [between us coming together]." (Boos-A-P)
Last month, Joey Crack talked about fulfilling Lighty's dream of them putting their past issues aside to unite.
"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)
Days prior, 50 confirmed a truce had been called at the BET Hip Hop Awards taping.
"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 to heaven tell Pun we'll miss him" ("Goodbye" Remix)
Check out 50 Cent's interview: