10:25 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 08/26/2013 02:40PM
Joey Crack might soon be known as Joey Tax.
On Monday, Fat Joe, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, turned himself into a Federal Detention Center in Miami for tax evasion, TMZ reports.
In December, the "Make It Rain" rapper – who shed 88 lbs. in 2011 – pled guilty to failing to pay taxes during 2007 and 2008.
Cartagena will serve four months and pay a $15,000 fine, followed by a one-year supervised release.
Originally posted 12/10/2012 11:15AM
Love is in the air. Rico Love, that is.
The music world came together Saturday for a private dinner celebrating Rico Love's 30th birthday at the SLS Hotel South Beach. Diddy, Pharrell Williams, Fat Joe, Russell Simmons and Kelly Rowland feasted and drank Grey Goose into the night as they toasted the music mogul on his big 3-0.
Diddy led the birthday toast, commending his friend for "working his way up from Harlem." Rico told the crowd, "I'm blessed."
Originally posted 11/28/2012 06:00AM
Sunday night saw one of the most monumental hip-hop concerts in recent history, and no one knew it was coming.
As guests arrived to celebrate DJ Khaled's birthday at LIV Miami at the Fontainebleau, they found themselves in the company of hip-hop icons Diddy, Kanye West, Fat Joe, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes. Also joining the fun: Kourtney Kardashian's longtime love Scott Disick – who was in town filming Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.
While some had heard rumblings of Diddy and company's attendance, no one expected what the night turned into – an impromptu concert!
"It was the craziest thing ever," says a source. "Maybe you've seen one or two of these guys perform, but never singing each other's songs together – it was amazing!"
Kanye, enjoying a boys' night out in a black leather T-shirt, received the most enthusiastic response of all when he hopped on stage with Fat Joe and performed his hit "Jesus Walks." The group wasn't taking the party lightly and ordered around 30 bottles of Ciroc Vodka.
Disick, who may seem the unlikeliest piece of the puzzle, apparently held his own with the rowdy group. "Scott surprisingly fit in really well; he seemed totally natural with the guys … you wouldn't have expected it," says one partygoer.
– Becky Randel
Originally posted 06/10/2011 11:35AM
Fat Joe "Drops a Body" – literally! The rapper (real name Joseph Antonio Cartagena) is flaunting a slimmer figure in his new music video, "Drop a Body."
Joe, whose single "Lean Back" with Remy Ma was a number-one hit back in the summer of 2004, is now 40 and 88 lbs. lighter.
"I can't leave my daughter behind," he told New York's Daily News of 5-year-old Azaryah. "I want to be here for her; I don't want to die on her."
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