As we speak’s web value will not be yesterday’s web value. Rapper-turned-mogul Fat Joe has shared yet one more invaluable monetary lesson along with his followers —public feuds are pricey. Whereas selling his new memoir, The Book of Jose, the Terror Squad chief revealed he missed out on a profitable sneaker take care of the Jordan Model.
Since serving 4 months in prison for tax evasion back in 2013, the Bronx native has used that as a lesson in monetary literacy. The “Lean Again” rapper has continued to diversify his monetary portfolio, one thing he wished to did a lot earlier. On the top of his profession, Fats Joe was slated to signal with the shoe firm, however his then beef with “Candy Shop” rapper 50 Cent took the deal off of the desk.
In the event you recall, throughout the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, in response to being heckled on stage, Fats Joe uttered the notorious line, “I really feel protected with all of the police safety courtesy of G-Unit.” This almost led to a battle between the crews.
Throughout an interview with GQ, Fats Joe recounts the incident stating, “I misplaced about $20 million by not getting that deal. I misplaced out on different endorsements too. Promoters undoubtedly didn’t e-book me and 50 Cent on the identical exhibits. All people needed to maintain us separated.”
The “All The Means Up” rapper additionally detailed his cellphone name dialog with Michael Jordan. On the decision, the NBA Corridor Famer acknowledged, “you already know I really like you, Large Joe, however you’re too sizzling proper now. I needed to do it, however I’m not into all that rap beef. With all this controversy, we will’t do the sneaker anymore.”
The pair have since squashed their feud, avoiding any physicality, as Joe shared, “however as destiny would have it, after the VMAs, we didn’t see one another once more in particular person for nearly a decade.”