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Fat Joe Explains Why The Ladies Nicknamed Him 'Joey Crack'

Fat Joe Explains Why The Ladies Nicknamed Him 'Joey Crack'

11/28/2023 12:00 AM EST by Hot97 Staff

Have you ever wondered where Fat Joe got his nickname Joey Crack?

The rapper took to his Twitter to explain where his infamous nickname came from. "They call me Joey crack cause the crack of my a*s show whenever i stand up.." he tweets. "Girls in my hood gave me the name it was never because the drug crack God is great..."

Social media users had a field day with this random fun fact. "Batman couldn’t have got this info out of me. on god you should have keep that one to yourself gang.." tweeted one fan. "I respect that Bro! All these years, I'm thinking u slanging on the block! Ha! Mad funny.." says another.

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In a previous interview Fat Joe explained the birth of "Joey Crack." He explained, “When I was in junior high they would bully me every day," he said. "You know, I’m not gonna lie, it’s scary looking out the classroom window knowing that there’s 20 guys waiting to beat my ass. They never fought me fair. They would always jump me.”

“They were like, ‘Well if you don’t jump him with us, we’re gonna beat you up every day too—and my friend Leonard jumped me with them,” Joe said. “I went home and I cried for so many hours. I had a black hoodie on, black jeans and black Timberland chukkas. I’m tying my chukkas over and over again and I was like, ‘I don’t give a fuck I swear to God, giving it to everybody. That was the birth of Joey Crack.”