The New York Post reports that when Fat Joe was in Southampton to perform at a Jhane Barnes event at Cain Saturday night, the rapper was relaxing in a suite at the Capri Hotel. Suddenly two men dashed in, and while one slapped a Pirelli watch on Joe’s wrist, the other took a photo of him wearing it. “We bet they’ll try to use the picture for promotions,” a witness said. “Fat Joe loves his watch and was thrilled to get it,” said a Pirelli spokeswoman. “It definitely wasn’t slapped on his wrist … you have to slide it on.”
Rap acts on television this week include Fat Joe, who visits ‘Daily Download’ on Monday; Master P, who visits ‘Cold Pizza’ on Tuesday; Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; and Black Eyed Peas, who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Wednesday.
The New York Post reports that 50 Cent’s Interscope boss Jimmy Iovine hit the Shelter in West Hollywood after the MTV Movie Awards, and was seated at a table next to Fat Joe. The deejay at the club then proceeded to play Joe’s ‘My FoFo’ — a response to 50 Cent’s attack on Joe, ‘Piggybank’. When that happened, Iovine left the club. But a spokesman for Iovine insisted, “He left because he went to get something to eat, it had nothing to do with Fat Joe.”
Fat Joe performed at MTV ‘Total Request Live’ Summer on the Strip at the Hard Rock Casino on Friday (June 3) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
‘American Idol’ season two booted finalist Corey Clark spoke with Steppin’ Out magazine in a Q&A and was asked about Scott Storch, who produced his debut album, and his failure to convince Snoop Dogg and Fat Joe to help out on the disc. “Yeah, of course [it was disappointing]! I’ve been a big fan of Snoop’s since he first hit the scene back in the ’90s, and I recently became a big fan of Fat Joe’s,” Clark admitted. “It was just business for them. It wasn’t me they were turning down. They just didn’t want to be associated with ‘American Idol’. They didn’t even really go into who I was from the show. I’m sure if they did they probably would have worked with me. But it’s all good. I’m sure we’ll have an opportunity to work together in the future once they see how talented I am.”
Rap acts on television this week include Ludacris, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday; Snoop Dogg, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday; Black Eyed Peas, who visit ‘TRL’ on Thursday and ‘Today’ on Friday; and Fat Joe, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Friday.
Fat Joe took part in an interview for Yahoo! Music, where he talked about his love for Eminem, Dr. Dre, and everyone except for 50 Cent. He talked about his thoughts on the 50 beef, what hip hop has done for people of color, how the media has degraded hip hop, and more. The brief feature at Yahoo.com has since been removed.