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This Rapper/Mogul Had 6 Chances To Sign Eminem — And He Never Did

Of course it's his biggest regret.

Eminem is one of the most successful rappers of all time, but some may not have seen that type of greatness in his early days. Fat Joe, for instance, passed on Slim Shady…more than once.

"I got so many regrets,” Fat Joe told South China Morning Post on Friday, Sept. 4. "The biggest is that Eminem gave me so many demos – six different times he approached me and I didn’t sign him. Shame on me.”

Joe's Terror Squad gave us other great rappers, of course, including Big Pun. The late MC passed in 2000, just a year after Em's debut Slim Shady LP dropped on Interscope Records and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint.

Despite the fact that the T.S. signing never took place, Em and Joe have worked together. You may recall both MCs appeared on the “Lean Back” remix which also featured Lil Jon, Remy Ma and Ma$e.

"You don't want no drama with the blond bomber,” Em rhymed on the track. "Original Don Dada of the blond bottle/ the model/ from White America/ Then Joe/ the spokesperson for the Latino.”

Guess there’s no hard feelings there. After all, Slim’s done pretty well for himself.