The New York icon shares the tale of sitting down with Minister Farrakhan and other influential rappers during the height of the conflict.
Joe spoke about the meeting with Minister Louis Farrakhan where a select number of artists were allowed to have a discussion about what the heart of the issue really was. He claims he told Ice Cube that the L.A. Rap icon should have been more involved in calming the storm.
“You should have been the n*gga tryin’ to bring the peace. That’s what I was trying to tell him,” he said. “Everybody loves you, you could have set this sh*t up and squashed this.” Apparently, he and Mack 10 showed mutual respect for one another and were committed to spreading positivity.
“From there, that showed people that New York and L.A. could work together, and we became a bond, and we was doing videos together and working,” he added. “I would like to say that eased the tension between the east coast and west coast. It needed something like that; a Fat Joe, Mack 10, and everybody start working with each other, showing brotherhood and unity.”
Watch Fat Joe on Checc’n In below.[via]