Fat Joe Will Break Down the History of His Beef with JAY-Z in Upcoming 'Untold Stories of Hip-Hop' Episode
Fat Joe explained the conflict and resolution for Angie Martinez’s Untold Stories of Hip-Hop series.
The story is well-known to Uptown locals, but Fat Joe and JAY-Z’s past beef arose in a conversation with Angie Martinez for her new WE TV series, Untold Stories of Hip-Hop. Bygones have since become bygones, as the two have become cordial in recent years, even collaborating on the “All The Way Up” remix in 2016.
The beef stemmed from a few incidents, including a brawl between crews in Club Carbon (now Terminal 5), as well as a lyric on Joe’s biggest hit, 2004’s “Lean Back.” Joe and Jay’s sponsored EBC basketball teams were slated to face off at Rucker Park, but the game was postponed due to a blackout. Joe’s team won via forfeit, and the scheduled rematch never happened. (“Kay keep tellin’ me to speak about the Rucker. Matter of fact, I don’t wanna speak about the Rucker.”)
“I remember riding in an elevator in Madison Square Garden with Jay-Z and he ain’t say nothing to me,” Joe says in a preview posted on the Untold Stories YouTube channel. “That’s when I knew it was bad. I was like ‘oh alright, this touched a nerve.’
Joe went into detail about the prior conflict and resolution in an interview with HotNewHipHop in 2018, saying the two exchange Christmas and New Year’s messages every year.
Watch Untold Stories of Hip-Hop Thursdays at 10 on WE TV.