Trick Daddy sets the record straight: Fat Joe didn’t discover Him

Trick Daddy on Fat Joe Saying He Discovered Him: I Think Joe is Getting Older & Forgetful (Part 7)
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Trick Daddy isn’t one to mince words. The Miami rap legend recently sat down with VladTV to address the ongoing debate: Did Fat Joe truly discover him, or is it all just a mix-up?

The backstory

Back in 2022, during an appearance on My Expert Opinion, Fat Joe boldly claimed,

" “I took his sh*t and got him signed.” He was referring to none other than Trick Daddy, the man behind hits like “Naan” and “I’m a Thug.” "

But this assertion didn’t go unchallenged.

Enter Uncle Luke, another influential figure in Trick Daddy’s early career. Uncle Luke also laid claim to playing a pivotal role in Trick’s rise to fame. Suddenly, the spotlight shifted, and the hip-hop community found itself divided over who truly held the keys to Trick Daddy’s success.

Trick Daddy fires back

In his interview with VladTV, Trick Daddy didn’t hold back. He questioned Fat Joe’s memory, saying,

"Fat Joe gotta be older than me,” he said. “Because I go to be forgetting things, but I never hallucinate. Fat Joe said he took my CD into Craig Kallman at Atlantic Records. If you got my deal, how do I get a CD? I see him telling a lot of stories. Maybe he got it confused."

The real talk

Trick Daddy’s words cut through the noise. He challenged the narrative, suggesting that Fat Joe’s recollections might be a bit hazy. And let’s face it—memory can play tricks on anyone, especially in the fast-paced world of hip-hop.

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But this isn’t the only eyebrow-raising statement from Fat Joe. Recently, he confessed that he’s lied in “95 percent” of the songs he’s released throughout his career. In a candid moment on CNN, Fat Joe admitted,

"I write like I feel that day. You couldn’t build a jail high enough for the lyrics I’ve said on songs, which are all untrue."

The bigger picture

Beyond the rap beef, there’s a serious issue at play. Fat Joe highlighted how lyrics—often fictional—can be weaponized against artists.

"The district attorneys know those lyrics ain’t real,” he said. “But if it helps their case, they’ll use it to put these guys in jail. This destroys families."

So, while Trick Daddy and Fat Joe spar over who discovered whom, let’s remember that hip-hop isn’t just about beats and rhymes—it’s about real lives, real struggles, and real consequences.

Trick Daddy’s legacy remains intact, regardless of who claims credit for his rise. As for Fat Joe, well, he’s still spinning tales and keeping us guessing. But one thing’s for sure: The hip-hop game is never short on drama.