Fat Joe caught backlash for referring to Lil Mo and Vita as “dusty b*tches” during his Verzuz battle with Ja Rule on Tuesday night.
The Queens rapper poked fun at Fat Joe for bringing his frequent collaborator, Remy Ma to “save” him which prompted the Terror Squad head honcho to insult his special guests.
“You got all those other dusty bitches out there,” said Fat Joe. “You gotta go to the crackhouse to find them bitches.”
It took little to no time for viewers to drag the Bronx rapper online. “Fat Joe def lost cool points for taking shots at the ladies, 1st by calling them dusty, 2nd by saying to find them they would have to look in a crackhouse, 3rd by saying they needed to be fed. That was disrespectful and low,” one user tweeted before adding, “The battle is btwn him and Ja Rule, what he said was uncalled for. Sore loser vibes.”
After the celebration wrapped, Fat Joe took to Twitter to deliver an apology. “Shout to the ladies very sorry if I disrespected,” he tweeted. “I love Vida and Lil Moe I’m super sorry love my sisters.”
Shout out to the ladies very sorry if i disrespected i love vida and lil Moe I’m super sorry love my sisters
— FAT JOE (@fatjoe) September 15, 2021
But his apology was also met with criticism.”If???? You called call them broke hungry crackheads to 450K people cause you was losing,” one fan quipped.
Vita remained tight-lipped meanwhile Lil Mo expressed that she was “disappointed” in Fat Joe. The “Superwoman” singer doubled down on her comments with a follow-up post on Instagram of her during the event and the caption read, “I need EVERYONE to tell @Fatjoe he owes A genuine Apology… I don’t Live in A #CrackHouse , I’m Not A #Bxtch nor am I Dusty!!! #StreetCODE Women & Children is off limits.”
Fat Joe pulled up in her comment section with a more passionate apology. “I’m super sorry I love you and vida i said sorry to your face before I left the building and to vida i was caught in the moment and I’m super sorry god bless,” with the prayer emoji.
Remy Ma also weighed in on the controversy defending Fat Joe. “Stop it Mo, you know damn well Joe ain’t on it like that,” she began. “First of all …you, V, Shanti- or nobody had even come out yet- when him and Ja was going back & forth; we didn’t know who was in the back. Second… I was in the car when you walked thru the parking lot and he hugged you, & showed mad love as usual…no need for your followers to tell him anything, as someone that personally knows you I’m sorry you were offended.”
But the singer advised Remy to “mind ya business” and questioned, “WHO IS YOU to tell ME how to FEEL.”
This isn’t the first time Fat Joe faced controversy this month. Big Pun’s widow, Liza Ross, claims he “robbed” the late rapper through their joint business ventures.
N.O.R.E. defended the “Lean Back” rapper and his “standard” business practices on an episode of Drink Champs.
“Tellem about that money I got you when he died you spent it then put out that documentary you want holding Pun down on that doc just say the truth,” wrote Joe in the comments on the clip after Ross made her claims once again. “I’ve always been [100 emoji] with pun and Nore knows that. I never lost that case I never owed you a cent he is still unrecouped you was sitting their [sic] when the judge asked you why I’m here I owed nothing just say the truth that’s all.”