Assault Charges Against Fat Joe Dismissed

Charges stemmed from alleged fight rapper had with a man on May 12 at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York.

Here's one that you don't hear too often: Fat Joe is in great shape.

At least when it comes to legal matters. On Tuesday, assault charges against Joe, stemming from an alleged fight he had with a man on May 12 at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York's Times Square (see "Fat Joe On Assault Charges: 'They Don't Faze Me' "), were dismissed.

According to a spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney, Joe's name was cleared because there wasn't enough evidence.

The leader of the Terror Squad, born Joseph Cartagena, should have played the lottery on Tuesday because everything was going his way. Not only was he exonerated by the authorities, he was also given a Grammy nomination in the category of Best/Rap Sung Collaboration for his hit "What's Luv?" (see "Fat Joe Says It'll Be A Problem If He Wins A Grammy").

"I went from G.N., Grammy nominated, to N.G., not guilty," Joe laughed Thursday about his new nicknames.

If all the good news he got on Tuesday morning and afternoon weren't enough, he experienced another highlight that carried over into early Wednesday morning. His friend DJ Funkmaster Flex surprised him by turning a Tuesday night spinning gig at club NV into a Fat Joe Grammy-nomination party.