Fat Joe Is Jumping To Hip-Hop's Defense Against Eric Benet

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Rapper Fat Joe arrives for VH1's Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers at Paramount Studios on September 17, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)

Fat Joe Is Jumping To Hip-Hop's Defense Against Eric Benet

Meanwhile, fans are coming to his defense about being called a culture vulture.

Published August 8, 2018

Earlier this week, Eric Benét set hip-hop emcees and fans into a frenzy when he made claims that Black hip-hop artists are “poisons [within] their communities” while they drop bars about misogyny, vanity and drugs. Specifically saying, “Black rappers with deplorable lyrics are agents of white supremacy.”

Wale responded by saying Benét’s point isn’t the only point to be made, and now Fat Joe has stepped to the mic with an opinion of his own.

The “What’s Luv” lyricist agreed that we’re all entitled to our opinions, but “you have different rappers for different messages. If you’re gonna go and live your life behind a rap song, then you’re the fool. We make gangsta rap, people work out… they get hype to it. It’s a shame [what he’s talking about].”

  1. The Bronx native continued to support his argument by saying, “nobody’s gonna stop [black culture]” and he personally views music as entertainment

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  2. Most agreed with Fat Joe, but one unschooled hater had the audacity to label the Terror Squad legend a “culture vulture” and Twitter handled the light work

    It’s hard to believe that someone actually believes this is true, but like Joey said, “that’s [your] opinion.”

Written by Mya Abraham

(Photo: Greg Doherty/Getty Images)


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