Fat Joe Talks About His Stunning Weight Loss

Skinny Joe? Bronx bomber Fat Joe may be in search of a new rap name after he revealed his stunning new look earlier this week that may take his fans some time to getting used to. A recent video for the track "Drop A Body" showed a severely slimmed down Don Cartenga in contrast to the New York native rap fans alike have grown to love for the past two decades. According to Joe's reps, the candid MC went on a massive diet plan shedding over 80 lbs after a wake up call following a number of his friends deaths last year.

Recently Joe spoke for the first time since unveiling his new look, elaborating on his strenuous work out plan.

"I always loved being fat, obviously. I'm Fat Joe" the rapper told the newspaper. "If I could gain 1,000 pounds and be healthy, I would love to do that. The biggest killer of people is food. It kills more people than AIDS or gun violence or war, anything you can name. Eveybody keep catching strokes and heart attacks, and what happened to me was, like seven of my friends passed last year from heart attacks, and they were all 32, 34 years old, 35. And I said, 'I got kids, I can't leave 'em like that.' This world is too hard for me to leave my kids, without me supervising and being there for them."

According to Joe, he hopes his new take on life will lead others to follow.

"If Fat Joe, F-A-T J-O-E, fattest guy you know, could lose some weight, you could lose some too. Just cut back on the carbs and work out. Don't go up in KFC, don't go up in McDonalds, don't go up in Burger King, don't go up in none of that stuff," Joey Crack admonished. "Big Pun died, he was 27, or something. That's a shame, he was a genius, he was a beautiful person. Lotta my friends, too. I hope I can encourage you, you can be like 'Yo, Fat Joe did it, I could do it, too.'"

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